If you want to see a good example of the evolution of the Fletcher class, Look at the Ausburne in 1942 and again in 1944.
Thank you for the good lead on Arleigh Burke's Bio, by E.B. Potter.
We are off to secure the next book on the reading list from the library.
But first my home town gets ready for a "Veterans Salute Day" next Saturday.
THere is a Tin Can Sailor who made a career of being a machinist. In his retirement, he has created functioning scale models of the USS Witchita and the DE which he serve during WWII. With some help from some younger friends I hope they arrive for display again this year. I will get some jpegs to add to the thread.
A Glorious Way to Die by Russell Spurr has been read by a few members
Amazon.com: A Glorious Way to Die: The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945 (9781557042484): Russell Spurr: Books
The Battle of Leyte Gulf by Thoma Cutler
Amazon.com: The Battle of Leyte Gulf: 23-26 October 1944 (Bluejacket Books) (9781557502438): Thomas J. Cutler: Books
Course 095 to Eternity by Elwyn E. Overshiner about the Point Honda Disaster
Typhoon the Other Enemy
Amazon.com: Typhoon, the Other Enemy: The Third Fleet and the Pacific Storm of December 1944 (9780870215100): C. Raymond Calhoun: Books
Well, don't you know.... the first book I picked is not carried by the Mid-Continent Library System
I picked this book because of a gentleman I was introduced to a couple of years ago at a conference held in the midwest. He is a sailor who road out the typhoon in a DD.
We pay many taxes here in the metro area..... , but this book is not carried in the system... Oh well, off to select another from the list.
Anyone in the viewing thread have this journal???
I found a book the other day I'd forgotten about. Wasn't bad.
Little Wolf at Leyte
Amazon.com: Little Wolf at Leyte: The Story of the Heroic Uss Samuel B. Roberts (De-413) in the Battle of Leyte Gulf During World War II (9781571680822): J. Henry, Jr. Doscher: Books
I just got done ordering this book (Used) so if USPS doesn't mess up
I should have it in my hands in about a week.
Amazon.com: The U.S. Navy in the Korean War (9781591144878): Edward J. Marolda: Books
My brother gave me this book on New Years. He said it was an excellent book. I haven't read it, but I'll have to before I see him again on New Years.
Prior to World War II, destroyers were light vessels with little endurance for unattended ocean operations; typically a number of destroyers and a single destroyer tender operated together.
Did the Fletcher Class DD mark the end of the Destroyer Tender ?
Pictured below are some later Model Fram DD's. But did the longer legs of the Flethcher's signal the end of a DD Tender?
THe Last jpeg is the USS Cascade....
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didn't see any Destroyer Tenders (AD's). The USS Cape Cod and USS Acadia were only 13 years old when they were put out in the mid 90's.
About a year before the USS Cape Cod was decommissioned, I had to go over it and then to the USS Bunker Hill (I think) which was outboard of it. The watch on the USS Cape Cod made me come all the way the brow to the quarterdeck to get onboard. From there it was to amidships, down the double ladder to the mess decks and then through the hull access door to the Bunker Hill. When I finished the job I just left the Cape Cod through the hull access to the pier.
But despite the %&$#%@ on watch, the ship was super clean and still looked brand new.
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