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Image donated by Max Pate - 2015743 viewsAerial view of the San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point, sometime between April and July 1968. USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) and USS Hancock (CVA-19) are easily identifiable. Also visible in this photo are Midway (CVA-41), undergoing her SCB-101.66 modernization in the drydock just aft of Coral Sea, and USS Oriskany (CVA-34), undergoing an 8-month overhaul in the background.
Aerial Shot of a SBD-3 Dauntless Dive Bomber in WWII285 viewsThe SBD-3 Dauntless Dive Bomber inflicted great damage to the enemy from 1942 onward until replaced. Jake's cousin Richard A. Jaccard, Ens, USNR flew these during the Battle of Midway and was in USS Wasp (CV-7) when she was torpedoed by Japanese torpedoes. You can read more about this on the USS Jaccard (DE-355) Memorial.
USS Hancock with loaded Deck. 355 viewsAccording to a reliable source, this photo was taken at the beginning of the Hancock's war tour: the ship was ferrying those planes to (he thinks) Pearl Harbor. In any event the ship did not have camo at the end of the war. Any responses to this caption can be sent to jake@yeomanbee.com.
USS Princeton (CVL-23)229 viewsThe fourth USS Princeton (CVL-23) was a United States Navy Independence-class aircraft carrier active in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. It was launched in 1941 and lost at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.
Carl on the Bridge of Hanna in the middle, I'm getting ready to relieve on the Helm438 viewsMy first of four years on board Hanna in Navigation.
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