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Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
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 ascending
QMC Carl Milton USN
FA Robert Potts USN
SHSN Robert Sterling USN
SN William Warhol USN
TA Jodie Wright USN
SN Willie Blackburn USN
SA Harold Carlson USN
FT3 James Degaglia USN
SN Adron Grammer 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 Louis Bloomfield USN
SN Patrick Carr USN
SA Norman Deuel USN
DK3 Roy Griffin USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships