Gearing class destroyers of the United States Navy

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 139. Chapters: USS Harold J. Ellison, USS Wiltsie, USS Carpenter, USS Basilone, USS Theodore E. Chandler, USS William C. Lawe, USS Bausell, USS Benner, USS Warrington, USS William R. Rush, USS Fiske, USS Stickell, USS Agerholm, USS Leary, USS McKean, USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., USS Arnold J. Isbell, USS William M. Wood, USS Henderson, USS Everett F. Larson, USS Richard B. Anderson, USS Vogelgesang, USS Southerland, USS James E. Kyes, USS Herbert J. Thomas, USS Sarsfield, USS Noa, USS Shelton, USS Hollister, USS Johnston, USS Stribling, USS Gurke, USS Rowan, USS Lloyd Thomas, USS Higbee, USS Leonard F. Mason, USS Forrest Royal, USS Hanson, USS Samuel B. Roberts, USS Hawkins, USS Robert L. Wilson, USS George K. MacKenzie, USS Richard E. Kraus, USS Keppler, USS Hamner, USS Rupertus, USS Myles C. Fox, USS Ernest G. Small, USS Norris, USS Rogers, USS Perkins, USS Robert H. McCard, USS New, USS Charles H. Roan, USS Witek, USS Turner, USS Kenneth D. Bailey, USS Ozbourn, USS Meredith, USS Gyatt, USS Robert A. Owens, USS Dennis J. Buckley, USS Newman K. Perry, USS O'Hare, USS Holder, USS Frank Knox, USS Charles R. Ware, USS Orleck, USS Perry, USS Power, USS Eversole, USS Eugene A. Greene, USS Brownson, USS Cone, USS Goodrich, USS Fred T. Berry, USS Glennon, USS Furse, USS Timmerman, USS Epperson, USS Chevalier, USS Charles P. Cecil, USS Duncan, USS Dyess, USS Steinaker, USS Gearing, USS Floyd B. Parks, USS Corry, USS Fechteler, USS Vesole, USS Brinkley Bass, USS John R. Craig, USS Henry W. Tucker, USS Bordelon, USS Harwood, USS McCaffery, USS Damato, USS Woodrow R. Thompson, USS Abner Read, USS Castle, USS Seymour D. Owens, USS Hoel, USS Seaman, USS Lansdale. Excerpt: USS Wiltsie (DD-716) was a Gearing-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She was named for Irving Wiltsie. Wiltsie was laid down on 13 March 1945 at Port Newark, New Jersey, by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company; launched on 31 August 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Irving D. Wiltsie, the widow of Capt. Wiltsie; and commissioned on 12 January 1946 at the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, New York, Commander Raymond D. Fusselman in command. Following a shakedown cruise which took the ship to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Wiltsie transited the Panama Canal on 8 July 1946 and proceeded to San Diego, California. She spent the fall and winter of 1946 engaged in training exercises before departing the west coast on 6 January 1947, bound for the Far East. She subsequently operated out of Tsingtao, China, on exercises and maneuvers while standing by the American community in that port during rising local tensions between the communist and Nationalist Chinese. Wiltsie remained at Tsingtao until June 1947, when she shifted to Sasebo, Japan, for occupation duty. Departing Sasebo on 8 March 1948, the destroyer proceeded to Bremerton, Washington, for an overhaul at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. After training off the west coast, Wiltsie sailed once more for the Far East, departing San Diego on 1 October. Late that autumn, she again operated out of Tsingtao during the evacuation of Americans from that port to Yokohama because of the Chinese civil war then raging. During this period, Wiltsie briefly visited Hong Kong and Okinawa before returning to Tsingtao. Chinese communist forces rolled southward, and Nanking fell in April 1949. Wiltsie arrived at Shanghai on 22 April, to stand by during the evacuation of all foreign nationals from the city. Over the ensuing days, W...

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Titel
Gearing class destroyers of the United States Navy
Untertitel
USS Harold J. Ellison, USS Wiltsie, USS Carpenter, USS Basilone, USS Theodore E. Chandler, USS William C. Lawe, USS Bausell, USS Benner, USS Warrington, USS William R. Rush, USS Fiske, USS Stickell, USS Agerholm, USS Leary, USS McKean
Editor
EAN
9781155530536
ISBN
978-1-155-53053-6
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre
Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten
140
Gewicht
286g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T7mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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