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  WRECK WILKES BARRE - Neptuno's World
On December 24, 1943 the Wilkes Barre was commissioned in the Camden, New Jersey, shipyards.
On October 9, 1947, after serve in a lot of places, the USS Wilkes Barre was decommissioned and put in mothballs in Philadelphia, never to see active in service again.
Now it is a very good fishing place, the wreck is covered by old fishing nets and monofilament lines occasionally visited by experienced technical divers and marine life, the USS Wilkes Barre rest on the solitary deep ocean floor, some time flushed by strong currents, she is there, waiting to be explored.
www.neptunoworld.com /wrecks/naufragio_wilkesbarre.html   (453 words)

  
  Warships - WWW.TheDeckPlate.Com
USS Turner Joy, a Forrest Sherman class destroyer, is on display at the Bremerton boardwalk, in Bremerton, Washington.
From Saipan, to Okinawa, to Kwajalein, to Tokyo Bay, USS Idaho was a force to be reckoned with in the Pacific.
USS Bennington provided strike support for the invasion of Iwo Jima, strike and aerial reconnaissance missions for Okinawa, and took part in the sinking of the Japan's super battleship, the Yamato.
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 Aircraft Carrier Photo Index: USS BUNKER HILL (CV-17)
USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) at sea in 1945 (although dated October 16, 1945 this picture is older, as the ship did not operate aircraft after May 1945).
With USS Wilkes Barre (CL-103) alongside, the destruction of the majority of her air group is shown aft of her island.
USS The Sullivans (DD-537) is in the foreground.
www.navsource.org /archives/02/17.htm   (1797 words)

  
 USS Missouri (BB-63)FAQ - World Affairs Board
Yes the Atomic bomb was a nightmare for them and caused a great loss of life but to the Americans they still had a naval base called Pearl and the thousands of sailors that died there due to their aggression burning in their minds.
She is there to mark the close of WWII as the USS Arizona marked the opening of WWII.
IMO the reason none of the major US carriers of the third fleet were in Tokyo Bay was a safety net just in case the Japanese did not honor the formal surrender the carriers would not be in any danger and a majority of their planes were flying in formation overhead of the Bay.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /battleships-forum/9899-uss-missouri-bb-63-faq.html   (3997 words)

  
 Cruiser Photo Index CL-103 USS WILKES BARRE
USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) casualties from Kamikaze hits are transferred to USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103) for medical care, off Okinawa on 11 May 1945.
USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103) Color-tinted photograph of the ship at San Pedro, California, 31 January 1946, upon her return from wartime service in the western Pacific.
USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103) At anchor, probably at San Pedro, California, circa 31 January 1946.
www.navsource.org /archives/04/103/04103.htm   (751 words)

  
 USN Ships--USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103)
When suicide planes badly damaged USS Bunker Hill off Okinawa on 11 April, Wilkes-Barre came alongside the stricken carrier to help fight her fires and evacuate some of her crew.
USS Wilkes-Barre was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in January 1971 and subsequently used in explosive ordnance experiments.
Photographed from USS Wilkes Barre (CL-103), which appears to have received fire damage herself helping to fight the blaze from alongside the carrier.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-w/cl103.htm   (1103 words)

  
 FLORIDA KEYS Shipwrecks USS Wilkes Barre Wreck Key West
The Wilkes Barre was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on July 1, 1944, with Captain Robert L. Porter, Jr., in command.
On February 21, the Wilkes Barre was called in to assist in the shore bombardment of Iwo Jima.
On March 19, she was steaming east of Okinawa when gunners on the Wilkes Barre bagged her first enemy aircraft, a Judy dive bomber.
www.shipwreckexpo.com /fkwilkesbarre.htm   (686 words)

  
 USS English DD-696 History
The USS Meredith (DD-726) struck a mine during the D-Day landing and was lost to a German aircraft attack.
A Japanese destroyer sank the USS Cooper (DD-695) in the Philippines.
The Division consisted of the USS Borie (DD-704), Hank, Wallace L. Lind, with the English as the flagship.
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 USS Wilkes Barre CL-103
On 13 and 14 January, soon after the abortive Camranh Bay sweep, Wilkes Barre and her consorts ran into rough weather—a tropical disturbance which caused stormy weather with intermittent squalls, heavy seas, and strong winds from the northeast.
Japanese planes attacked TG 58.3 on 11 April, and from noon until dark, Wilkes Barre's guns—and those of the other screening ships—put up lethal barrages of antiaircraft fire at the oncoming enemy.
After returning to Norfolk, Va., on 13 December, Wilkes Barre made a goodwill cruise to England and Norway, underway on 17 February 1947, she reached Plymouth, England, on the 27th.
www.multied.com /navy/cruiser/Wilesbarre.html   (2860 words)

  
 WRECK WILKES BARRE - Neptuno's World
On December 24, 1943 the Wilkes Barre was commissioned in the Camden, New Jersey, shipyards.
On October 9, 1947, after serve in a lot of places, the USS Wilkes Barre was decommissioned and put in mothballs in Philadelphia, never to see active in service again.
Now it is a very good fishing place, the wreck is covered by old fishing nets and monofilament lines occasionally visited by experienced technical divers and marine life, the USS Wilkes Barre rest on the solitary deep ocean floor, some time flushed by strong currents, she is there, waiting to be explored.
neptunoworld.com /wrecks/naufragio_wilkesbarre.html   (453 words)

  
 Cruiser Art Profile Ship Prints, CA, CAG, CL, CLG, CG, DLG, DLGN, CGN prints
USS Virginia (CGN-38), USS Texas (CGN-39), USS Mississippi (CGN-40), USS Arkansas (CGN-41).
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Turner (CG-20), USS Gridley (CG-21), USS England (CG-22), USS Halsey (CG-23), USS Reeves (CG-24)
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 What's New on ModelWarships.com
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > List of ships of the United States Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USS Birmingham[?] (CL 2, CL 62, SSN 695)
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 List of ships of the United States Navy
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 Cruise / Travel and Tourism > Cruise
The USS Rochester Association is comprised of naval veterans who served on the Rochester while it was commissioned.
The USS Worcester was commissioned 26 June 1948 and decommissioned 19 December 1958.
USS Indianapolis history, and link to listing of the Society's records related to the ship, years 1898-1991.
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 Wilkes Barre Pa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103) - USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103) was a Cleveland-class light cruiser of the United States Navy that served during the last year of World War II.
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 USS Springfield, CLG-7 Page
USS SPRINGFIELD, CLG-7, (Guided Missile Light Cruiser) V.I. I served aboard the SPRINGFIELD with a ComSec Detachment on a joint NATO exercise to the Virgin Islands and vicinity in 1968.
The USS Springfield, CL 66, fought in the final year of World War II against Japan in the Pacific with Task Group 58.3 and Task Group 38.3 of the U.S. Third Fleet.
She was part of Crusier Division 17, which included the other Light Cruisers USS Wilkes-Barre, CL 103, USS Astoria, CL 90, and the USS Pasadena, CL 65.
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 USS CORRY (DD-463) Shipmates: Francis M. McKernon
Prior to the navy, he served for six years as an infantry radioman in the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1934 to 1940, where he reached the rank of staff sergeant.
After his extensive navy electronics training, Mac reported for duty aboard the USS Corry on January 5, 1943 as a petty officer, first class.
In November 1944, upon completion of officer school at Lake Champlain, NY, he became an ensign and was stationed at the Philadelphia navy yard where he served as training and equipment officer.
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 MOAA: Information Exchange
USS Mount McKinley Assn, Sept. 6-10, Dayton, Ohio.
USS Bainbridge (DD-246), Sept. 17-20, Mount Pleasant, S.C. Contact: C. Aldridge, 10306 Big Ben Rd., Lot 206, Riverview, FL 33569, (813) 671-4094, ngtingale@netzero.net.
USS Wedderbury (DD-684), Oct. 5-9, Branson, Mo. Contact: L. Ash, 1912 E. County Road BB, Foxboro, WI 54836, or M. Walsh, (818) 785-5056.
www.moaa.org /magazine/july2006/information_exchange.asp   (964 words)

  
 Association of Underwater Explorers - Looking Deeper Into the Florida Keys
Perhaps the crown jewel of technical wreck dives found in the Florida Keys, the USS Wilkes-Barre was formerly a 608-foot long Cleveland Class cruiser built in 1942 and commissioned on July 1, 1944.
The USS S‑16 was built in Bridgeport, Connecticut, by the Lake Torpedo Boat Company and commissioned into the U.S. Navy on December 17, 1920.
Michael C. Barnette is the Founder and Director of the Association of Underwater Explorers (http://www.mikey.net/aue), a coalition of divers dedicated to the research, exploration, documentation and preservation of submerged cultural resources.
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 Decommissioned   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The USS Rochester Association is comprised of naval veterans who served on the Rochester while it was commissioned.
The USS Dale dlg/cg19 site is a tribute to this once proud United States Navy vessel and its legacy.
USS England DE-635 of WWII and the cruiser England CG-22.
www.armedforces.net /directory/US_Military/Navy/Ships/Cruisers/Decommissioned/more2.html   (584 words)

  
 USS Little Rock Chronology 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950 - 1956
Refueled USS Bailey DD713, USS Green DD711, and USS Steinaker DD863.
USS Chipola AO63, USS Vogelsang DD866, DD710, DD712, CVB41,
USS Dickson, USS Hyman, USS Beatty, and USS Bristol.
www.usslittlerock.org /Chronology_1947-56.html   (1580 words)

  
 USS Wilkes Barre CL-103
On 13 and 14 January, soon after the abortive Camranh Bay sweep, Wilkes Barre and her consorts ran into rough weather—a tropical disturbance which caused stormy weather with intermittent squalls, heavy seas, and strong winds from the northeast.
Japanese planes attacked TG 58.3 on 11 April, and from noon until dark, Wilkes Barre's guns—and those of the other screening ships—put up lethal barrages of antiaircraft fire at the oncoming enemy.
After returning to Norfolk, Va., on 13 December, Wilkes Barre made a goodwill cruise to England and Norway, underway on 17 February 1947, she reached Plymouth, England, on the 27th.
www.navyhistory.com /cruiser/Wilesbarre.html   (2860 words)

  
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 Asbestos Exposure at New York Shipbuilding in New York - Early, Ludwick, Sweeney & Strauss
Commissioned in 1927, the USS Saratoga was the first fast carrier in the United States Navy and has been regarded as the precursor to the Independence Class carriers.
The USS Independence was launched on August 22, 1942, and was one of the 26 heavy combatant ships that NYS would furnish for the United States Navy in WWII.
The USS Kitty Hawk, the last ship to be launched from the yard, left NYS in 1961; this ship is the only carrier from NYS still in active service.
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 USS Holder - Links to Military related Sites
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 Reunions & claims.(Veterans of Foreign Wars) - Encyclopedia.com
(303) 690-2905 USS Bridge AF-1: Oliver C. Nash (915) 677-0207; ONash@cox.net USS Brownson DD518/USS Daly DD519: Mike Wanamaker (804) 739-7978 USS Bumper SS-333 Assn: Edward W. Stone (315) 469-3625 USS Bunch DE694/APD79: David L. Hibbs, Sr.
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USS Yarnall DD541 (October 1953-57)--Seeking anyone, esp shipmate John Racer (from Milwaukee), for verification of visit to clinic at Yokosuka, Japan, when John went for operation and I for jaw injury--Felipe Alvarez, 205 Gale St., Lordsburg, NM 88045; (505) 542-9802.
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 Barre   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Following the trajectory of Barr's career from the 1920s through the 1940s, Kantor penetrates the myths, both positive Barre and negative, that surround Barr Barre and his achievements.Barr fervently believed in an aesthetic based on the intrinsic traits of a work of art Barre and the materials Barre and techniques involved in its creation.
Weston La Barre became the premier anthropological authority on the origin of religions from mysticism and the cognitive practices of shamanism.
Barre (CDP), Massachusetts - Barre is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Barre in Worcester County, Massachusetts.
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 Welcome to Reunions Magazine. Reunion planning starts here.
USS Clay (APA 39)-USS Elizabeth C. Stanton (PA 69) Association, joint reunion, Sept. 7-9, 2001, Ft. Mitchell KY. John Brass, Exec Officer, 31600 Lakeshore #41, Willowick OH 44095, 440-943-2079.
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