Smith Thompson DD-212

Smith Thompson DD-212

Joined: February 27th, 2012, 1:02 am

March 5th, 2012, 4:16 pm #1

Good Morning Gents! Well it is morning here in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.

On 14 April 1936, Smith Thompson DD-212, while en route from Manila to Shanghai, was rammed amidships by Whipple (DD-217). There was no loss of life, but Smith Thompson was seriously damaged and had to be towed back to the Philippines by Barker (DD-213), arriving in Subic Bay on 17 April. Inspection showed the ship not worth repair, and Smith Thompson was decommissioned at Olongapo on 15 May, struck from the Navy list on 19 May, and sunk at sea off Subic Bay on 25 July 1936.

As of 2005, no other ships have been named Smith Thompson.


http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/212.htm

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Paul
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Jacques
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March 5th, 2012, 9:13 pm #2

Hey Paul,

You might want to know that also, no cruiser was ever named after the State Capital of North Dakota!

Regards,
Jacques.
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Joined: December 27th, 2007, 10:57 pm

March 5th, 2012, 9:55 pm #3

No American cruiser anyway, but there was SMS Furst Bismarck.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_F%C3%B ... %281897%29

And there was CVE-95 USS Bismarck Sea.

http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/b6/bismarck-sea-i.htm
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Joined: February 27th, 2012, 1:02 am

March 5th, 2012, 11:10 pm #4

Hey Paul,

You might want to know that also, no cruiser was ever named after the State Capital of North Dakota!

Regards,
Jacques.
Hey Jacques, how are you and thanks for the response. Have not heard from our friend Nelson latley?

FYI,As a Chief Fire Control Technican, in the US Navy I was in the Pre-Commissioning Crew (Plank Owner) of the "USS Thomas C. Hart FF-1092" on 28 July 1973 at the Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston Massachusetts, USA.


http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/06021092.htm


I really did not appreciate at that time, the significance of the ships Namesake, "Thomas C. Hart" and the Pacific War in the NEI.


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Paul







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