The hancock was commissioned during world war ii on april, 1944, in quincy, mass. Vought cutlass carrier crash on uss hancock video uss hancock, air and space museum. Accidentsinjuries personnel actions combat appearances of seaatmosphereunusual objects. Uss hancock, a 27,100ton ticonderoga class aircraft carrier, was built at quincy, massachusetts. This book is brought to you for free and open access by the world war collections at bangor. Another picture scanned from log19 1963 cruise book, this one taken from angel one our plane guard hilo, as we are about to return home from that 7 month long cruise to the western pacific waters of the south china sea, tonkin gulf and the sea of japan. Official us navy sources have been used when they are available in the collection of the navy department library. This category includes large oceangoing ships of the blue water navy that conducted a variety of missions along the close coastal waters of vietnam for extended periods of time. The cd comes in a plastic sleeve with a custom label. Has anyone been able to or have they contacted you to get a reservation for the francis hotel in south carolina for the reunion assuming that happens. This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard uss. Naval accidents during cold war american cold war veterans.
The ship was the fourth us navy ship to bear the name, and was named for john hancock, president of the second continental congress and first governor of the commonwealth of massachusetts. Enlarge aircraft carrier uss saratoga cv60 view in national. Hidden treasures from within navy deck logs narations. The cheapest route to take is to just get copies made of specific dates. Carrier deployments for westpac and vietnam 19641975.
Uss hancock cv19 vietnam war air groups casualties and mias. I have tried to limit it to us navy, with a few notable exceptions involving soviet vessels. Bring the cruise book to life with this multimedia presentation. On march the largest convoy of us navy ships and personnel sailed from a base in.
Laid down 26 jan 1943, renamed 1 may 1943, launched 24 jan 1944, commissioned 15 april 1944. You would be purchasing the uss hancock cva 19 1959 cruise book during this time period. Uss midway, uss coral sea, uss hancock, uss enterprise and uss okinawa lph 3 responded april 19 to the waters off south vietnam when north vietnam overran twothirds of south vietnam. An f8j crusader from vf24 struck the flight deck ramp of uss hancock cva19 and exploded. Us navy and marine corps personnel killed and injured. But vbf85 had no aces they ostensibly performed a ground and surface attack roleand history loves aces. The uss hancock cvcva19 was 31 years old when she was decommissioned on 30 mar 76 at terminal island annex, long beach, california. Uss hancock cva19 1966 westpacvietnam war cruise book ebay. Falvey sandidge was credited with shooting down a judy just slightly after the cease fire 15 aug.
In a further attempt to prove that there were large numbers of military personnel killed and injured during the cold war i add this. Pd 1970 personnel diary a usn document via frank olderr. This aircraft was damaged in a barrier accident during a strike recovery. They are opnavnote 1650, research from the aircract carrier study group, variuos publications, cruise book photos of the ribbon bar from some years and help from shipmates. Uss hancock cva 19 july 1960 jan 1961 westpac cruise book bring the cruise book to life with this multimedia presentation this cd will exceed your expectations a great part of naval history. Documentary evidence has been obtained for all ships in this category showing that some crew members actually went ashore. Looking for westpac cruise book from uss sides ffg14 in 1988. More than 15,000 military personnel tested their ability to project combat power ashore during the. Ships with crew members going ashore in vietnam vetshq.
List of ships with agent orange exposure confirmed salem. During a storm in the atlantic, one officer is swept off the bridge of submarine uss cutlass ss478 and drowned. Obtaining and using documents to support your claim. The uss hancock was a ship that would test everyone. This album is open to registered members of this gallery. In 1945, the ship was again damaged by a suicide plane that killed 62 crewmen and prompted a return to the united states for repairs in a shipyard.
Ten days later, operation frequent wind was carried out by u. Ketch intrepid, fitted out as an infernal or fire ship, blown up in premature detonation of powder charges during blockade of tripoli. Carrier deployments for westpac and vietnam 19641975 data. Electrician 2 class herman william ley from the crew of uss fortune killed. The uss hancock comes to rest after 31 years decommissioning 30 january 1976.
This is a listing of accidents involving naval vessels, many with loss of life. Uss john hancock video cruise book part 1 tim bowman. Check out our uss hancock cv 19 crew list and reconnect with old shipmates. Data are based on incomplete and sometimes conflicting sources. Navy deck logs available in the national archives catalog. This is hannah as she was tied up at terminal island annex long beach, california 1976 after the end of the vietnam war awaiting her fate. Damage control work quickly brings the fires under control in time to land other planes which were still aloft. List of ships with agent orange exposure confirmed. Hancock was awarded the navy unit commendation and received four battle stars for service in world war ii. The ship was the fourth us navy ship to bear the name, and was named for john hancock, president of the second continental congress and first governor of. The hancock was the smallest type of flattop to operate in the vietnam theater, but pilots from her fighter and attack squadrons distinguished themselves throughout the duration of the war. Casualties listed from 1969 1972 cruise books jakes mia wwii hancock. Us naval personnel killed and injured in selected accidents and.
There are too many images out there that are about wwii, we so specify that a contribution should be related to the hancock only. To the internet archive community, time is running out. I was order aboard the uss hancock cva19 late 1958, departed late 1961 made seval deployment on the uss hancock to hawaii, guam, philippines, okinawa, japan, hong kong, on the 19601961 deploymene i was tad to maa force, my rate was sh3 i was in s3 division later jd edward lindstromyears served. Reineman passed away on 4 april 2016 david was our historian for many years, it is only appropriate that we dedicate this gallery to dave. In the mid 1950s, the hancock was the first carrier of the united states fleet with steam catapults capable of launching high performance jets. The day midway through the cruise where the officers and chiefs make dinner for the enlisted men. Uss hancock cvcva19 was one of 24 essexclass aircraft carriers built during world war ii for the united states navy.
Vbf85 also got the last corsair kill off wwii when ens. Just prior to kitty hawks next westpac deployment on may 21, 1975 the carriers. In the right background is the superstructure of the carrier uss enterprise. Hancock arrives in san francisco having completed her final cruise.
The only survivors were detailed to a captured vessel which almost capsized in. Another picture scanned from log19 1963 cruise book, this one taken from angel one our plane guard hilo, as we are about to return home from that 7 month long cruise to the western pacific waters. Navy photograph courtesy national archives nara the uss hancock cv19 was an essex class aircraft carrier built during world war ii by the bethlehem steel co. Welcome to the uss hancock cv19 guestbook forum navy. You may not need an entire period, but just certain dates. These are on oversized 10x15 inch paper the navy went to 8.
All stations pumping as the uss hancock cva19 takes on fuel and oil. If you have a cruise book, that can sometimes help you pin point the dates. Usn 17097 uss camden aoe2 refueling uss hancock cva19. On june 12, 1966, commander hal marr, the co of vf211 gained the first f8 russian mig kill.
Uss hancock, book log, navy aircraft carrier, northwestern university, ephemera, philippines, cruise, san, books. This listing does not, however, distinguish which individual deployment was westpac or vietnam. The uss camden aoe2 serves as the filling station in the south china sea, december 1968. I was just perusing your uss hancock air groups casualties and mias web page and noted the comments regarding lt. Return to uss hancock main history page a brief history of the uss hancock cvcva19 uss hancock history overview page the uss hancock wwii war record wwii deployment history the high cost of wwii the hancock awards the hannahs specs uss hancock patch history navy jargon terminology and navspeak. The only survivors were detailed to a captured vessel which almost capsized in the same storm. The following day, uss hancock launched attack planes on okinawa.
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard uss hancock. One of uss hancocks planes returning from a sortie makes a normal landing, taxies to a point abreast of the island, and disintegrates in a blinding explosion killing 50 men and injuring 75 others. Us navy and marine corps personnel killed and injured in selected accidents and other incidents not directly the result of enemy action. Uss hancock was one of the essex class aircraft carriers. This is a selected list of incidents not directly the result of enemy action which resulted in us naval personnel casualties, typically while these personnel were on official duty. Uss hancock association cvcva19 public group facebook. The accidents are divided into 12 major categories by cause see table 2. Originally named ticonderoga, the carrier was renamed hancock on may 1, 1943, becoming the fourth ship in the navy to bear the name. So, this is the best piecing together i could do from all the sources. Examples of such vessels include hospital ships, harbor repair ships, mine. This category includes large oceangoing ships of the blue water navy that conducted a variety of missions along the close coastal waters of vietnam for extended. Navy photo from the uss hancock cva19 1958 cruise book.
Apr 18, 2007 if you have a cruise book, that can sometimes help you pin point the dates. Each page has been placed on a cd for years of enjoyable computer viewing. The douglas a4 skyhawk is a singleseat subsonic carriercapable attack aircraft developed for the united states navy and united states marine corps in the early 1950s. The above uss hancock cv19 history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the uss hancock cv19 or by other noncrew members and text from the dictionary of american naval fighting ships. Many hundreds more soviet accidents are known to have occurred, but due to inadequate data and excessive secrecy, we have been unable to document their specific dates or circumstances. Antiaircraft fire exploded the plane some 300 ft 90 m above the ship, but a. During predeployment exercises out of san diego, an attack bomber explodes on the flight deck of aircraft carrier uss hancock cv19. A brief history of the uss hancock cvcva19 uss hancock history overview page the uss hancock wwii.
Uss hancock cvcva19 commemorative second edition follow the amazing history of the uss hancock, fighting hannah as a crash construction program saw her launched in january 1944, up through her many heroic cruises, until she is decommissioned in january 1976. Apr 04, 2016 these should be quality images that are uss hancock related images. According to the us navy unit awards website, hancock and her crew. You would be purchasing the uss hancock cva 19 cruise book during this time period. Hancocks crew pushes a damaged f6f5 hellcat overboard on march 1, 1945. Continental sloop saratoga lost with all hands in a gale off the bahamas. The cdc noted that there were also 114 cruise ships with nearly 90,000 crew members aboard in ports or off the shores of both coasts of the u. Uss hancock cvcva19 was one of 24 essexclass aircraft carriers built during world war ii. Four crew members were transferred to the puget sound naval hospital for. The deltawinged, single turbojet engined skyhawk was designed and produced by douglas aircraft company, and later by mcdonnell douglas. Damaged by explosion 21 jan 1945, kamikaze 7 april 1945.
The date provided at the end of each entry is the date of the accidentincident, rather than the date of death of individuals who may have died subsequently to the event. I have used several resources for the information on this page. She seemed to say i may be old but with your help i can still be great. Obtaining and using documents to support your claim va and ssa comments are closed for this post. Dec 25, 2012 uss john hancock video cruise book part 1 tim bowman. Hancock was able to return to the pacific and help throughout the final days of world war ii. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list, rather it is intended to identify well known incidents including. Disasters and phenomena main tragedy of uss memphis sinking of uss. Commissioned in april 1944, she arrived in the pacific the following summer and conducted her first combat operations during raids on the ryukyus, formosa and the philippines in midoctober. Redesignated as attack aircraft carrier cva 19 on october 1, 1952, and.
You would be purchasing an exact copy of the uss hancock cv 19 cruise book during world war ii. Uss hancock cva 19 westpac cruise book 196970 did you serve aboard uss hancock cv 19. On june 12th the hannah commenced her shakedown cruise to port of. Crew of uss hancock spelling out our town on the flight deck, san. And she was flight crews, pilots, engineers, and all of the rest of the crew made her great again the uss hancock cva19 excelled in every task she was assigned. Hospital ship hope may have participated in the vietnam war also.
If a vets records show they served aboard one of these ships, exposure to herbicide agents can be presumed without further development. Obtaining and using documents to support your claim va. On march the largest convoy of us navy ships and personnel sailed from a base in the pacific ocean. Ships with crew members going ashore in vietnam, or operating on vietnams close coastal waters for extended periods with evidence that crew members went ashore the va says. Launch of us navy jet fighters using aircraft catapults from deck of uss franklin. Here is her picture from the 196566 cruise book and a much more recent picture.15 772 1589 604 546 245 1042 101 927 795 745 1147 402 1103 895 675 64 1366 27 1051 130 653 1538 1046 294 1045 1130 1283 261 541 1311 679 1049 239 843 357 575 1036 1049 1227 1021 296 96 1261 923 492 524 759