Friday, September 21, 2012


She served in every major US Naval action of the European War and in the last great action of the Pacific. She even survived a Kamikaze attack. In her career, she had received six Battle Stars and a Presidential Unit Citation. Still, the destroyer Hobson received little public acclaim until, in peace time, she was sliced through by the aircraft carrier Wasp.
On 12 May 1952, Life magazine carried a three-page story headed “Wasp splits the Hobson.” Illustrated with a drawing of a carrier ramming a smaller ship and photos of oil blackened survivors, it detailed a disaster off the Azores where the 27,000-ton Wasp collided with the 16,000-ton Hobson.

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