Ships Sunk As Artificial Reefs: Uss Yancey, Uss Oriskany, Uss Rankin, Uss Algol, Uss Fort Marion, Uscgc Unimak, Uss Spiegel Grove, Uss Unimak

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General Books LLC, 2010 - Political Science - 34 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: USS Yancey, USS Oriskany, USS Rankin, USS Algol, SS Dover Hill, USS Fort Marion, USCGC Unimak, USS Spiegel Grove, USS Unimak, USS Leonard F. Mason, Major General Wallace F. Randolph, USS Blenny, USS Vermilion, HMS Scylla, USCGC Duane, HMCS Saguenay, USS Jubilant, HMAS Derwent, USS Mindanao, USS Fred T. Berry, USS Muliphen, USS Mona Island, USS William H. Standley, USCGC Bibb, USS Indra, USS Accokeek, USS Aeolus, USS Mohawk, MV Adolphus Busch, YO-257, HMNZS Waikato, MV Mercedes I, Eagle, MV Rozi, Bud Bar. Excerpt: USS Yancey (AKA-93/LKA-93) was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship built by the Moore Dry Dock Company of Oakland, California for the United States Navy during World War II. The ship was named in honor of Yancey County, North Carolina. Yanceys keel was laid in May 1944, and the ship was launched in July, and commissioned in October. The ship operated in the Pacific during the war and was a participant in the amphibious landings at Iwo Jima in February 1945 and Okinawa in April. After Japan's surrender in August, Yancey was in Tokyo Bay during the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on 2 September. The ship made voyages delivering troops for the occupation of Japan before returning to the United States in January 1946. After spending most of the next year on the east coast, Yancey was ordered back into the Pacific in November, and took part in Operation Highjump, a Navy expedition to Antarctica in January 1947; Yancey Glacier was named in the ship's honor. After spending most of the next decade in duties in the Western Pacific, Yancey was decommissioned in March 1958 and placed in reserve at Olympia, Washington. Yancey was reactivated in the aftermath of the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and recommissioned in November. During the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis she sailed in support of the U.S. blocka...

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