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Hobson

Saturday, April 26, 1952
Collision with USS Wasp
During operations as a plane guard and screening ship, with carrier Wasp, Hobson was steaming in formation 700 miles west of the Azores on the night of 26 April 1952. While the ships turned into the wind so that Wasp could recover aircraft, Hobson crossed the carrier's bow from starboard to port and was struck amidships. The force of the collision rolled the destroyer-minesweeper over, breaking her in two. Rodman and Wasp rescued many survivors, but the ship and 176 of her crew were lost, including her Commanding Officer, Lt. Comdr. W. J. Tierney. Thus ended in tragedy the long career of a gallant ship.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 176

Name Service Branchsort descending
ENS Theodore Gould USN
MM1 Loring Kline USN
FA Karl Lewis USN
BT3 Robert Moceika USN
FA Joseph Praul USN
RD3 James Story USN
CS3 Warren Washington USN
QM3 James Yates USN
SN Willie Blackburn USN
SA Harold Carlson USN
FT3 James Degaglia USN
SN Adron Grammer USN
EMFA John Kotzman USN
SN Lawrence Lindsay USN
HM2 Harold Morgan USN
QM3 Boleslaw Racinowski USN
MN3 George Swan USN
MM1 Walter Wassertheurer USN
SN Louis Bloomfield USN
SN Patrick Carr USN

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