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Maritime Incidents in 1952 - USS Hobson, SS Flying Enterprise, Usns Grommet Reefer, List of Shipwrecks in 1952, Soviet Submarine S-117 (Paperback) Loot Price: R315
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Maritime Incidents in 1952 - USS Hobson, SS Flying Enterprise, Usns Grommet Reefer, List of Shipwrecks in 1952, Soviet...

Maritime Incidents in 1952 - USS Hobson, SS Flying Enterprise, Usns Grommet Reefer, List of Shipwrecks in 1952, Soviet Submarine S-117 (Paperback)

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Chapters: Uss Hobson, Ss Flying Enterprise, Usns Grommet Reefer, List of Shipwrecks in 1952, Soviet Submarine S-117, West Ice Accidents. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 29. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: USS Hobson (DD-464/DMS-26), a Gleaves-class destroyer, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Richmond Pearson Hobson, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the Spanish-American War. He would later in his career attain the rank of Rear Admiral and go on to serve as a congressman from the state of Alabama. Hobson (as DD-464) was launched at the Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina, on 8 September 1941; sponsored by Mrs. R. P. Hobson, widow of Rear Admiral Hobson; and commissioned on 22 January 1942, Commander R. N. McFarlane in command. Following extensive shakedown and training operations in Casco Bay, Maine, the new destroyer joined veteran aircraft carrier Ranger (CV-4) at Norfolk, Virginia, and sailed on 1 July to escort her to Africa. Carrying a vital cargo of 72 P-40 aircraft, Ranger arrived safely via Trinidad, unloaded the planes and returned with Hobson on 5 August 1942. The destroyer then conducted training exercises off Newport, Rhode Island, and Norfolk until 3 October, when she departed Norfolk for Bermuda on escort duty. As the Allies prepared to land in North Africa, Hobson joined the Center Attack Group. Her main job was to screen and to protect Ranger while the carrier's mobile air power supported the assault. Departing 25 October from Bermuda, Hobson's group arrived off Fedhala on 8 November and as the landings proceeded, provided the indispensable air support. Ranger's planes hit shore batteries, immobile Vichy French battleship Jean Bart, and later helped turn back the attack by French ships on the transport ar...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=309894

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-84941-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-84941-1
Barcode: 9781156849415

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