Charles Lawrence class transports

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35. Chapters: USS Bunch, USS Blessman, USS Barber, USS Bull, USS Bassett, USS Bowers, USS Barr, USS Liddle, USS Laning, USS Kephart, USS Pavlic, USS Loy, USS Gantner, USS Hayter, USS Joseph E. Campbell, USS Lloyd, USS Burke, USS Yokes, USS Sims, USS Hopping, USS Schmitt, USS George W. Ingram, USS Charles Lawrence, USS Odum, USS Newman, USS Reeves, USS Daniel T. Griffin, USS Enright, USS Cofer, USS Jack C. Robinson, USS John P. Gray, USS Hubbard, USS Chase. Excerpt: USS Bunch (DE-694) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy, named after Kenneth Cecil Bunch, killed in action on 6 June 1942 while flying as radioman-gunner in an SBD Dauntless dive bomber during the Battle of Midway. Bunch was launched on 29 May 1943 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Bay City, Michigan, sponsored by Mrs. Kenneth C. Bunch, widow of Aviation Radioman Bunch; and commissioned on 21 August 1943, with Lieutenant Commander A. A. Campbell, USNR, in command. After fitting out, Bunch departed Southwest Pass on 12 September 1943. She proceeded via Key West, Florida, and carried out her shakedown training near Bermuda until 15 October when she set course for Boston. Following post-shakedown availability at the Boston Navy Yard, the warship moved to New York whence she began her escort work on 1 November by shepherding the New York section of Convoy UGS-23 out of coastal waters. That same day, she made a sonar contact and attacked it with two "Hedgehog" patterns, though she later evaluated it as "non-submarine." Released the following day, Bunch proceeded to Hampton Roads, where she reported for duty with Task Force (TF) 23. Over the next eight months, the destroyer escort made six round-trip voyages across the Atlantic escorting convoys between New York and Derry, punctuating that work with refresher training at Casco Bay, Maine, and availabilities at Boston. On 28 July, Bunch began conversion to a high speed transport at the Naval Frontier Base, Tompkinsville, Staten Island. Redesignated APD-79 on 31 July 1944, she was also fitted out as a flagship during the 11 weeks of modifications. She completed conversion on 12 October and departed New York on the 13th. Steaming first to Hampton Roads and thence up the Chesapeake Bay, Bunch briefly visited Annapolis, Maryland, before she began training duty in the Bay. Between 23 October and 10 December, Bunch helped to prepare 11 other crews for their service in high-speed transports. Following

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Titel
Charles Lawrence class transports
Untertitel
USS Bunch, USS Blessman, USS Barber, USS Bull, USS Bassett, USS Bowers, USS Barr, USS Liddle, USS Laning, USS Kephart, USS Pavlic, USS Loy, USS Gantner, USS Hayter, USS Joseph E. Campbell, USS Lloyd, USS Burke, USS Yokes, USS Sims
Editor
EAN
9781156116203
ISBN
978-1-156-11620-3
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre
Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten
36
Gewicht
93g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T2mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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