Thomas Macy Shock, USN

Born  16 May 1892

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1 May 1940 Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Thomas Macy Shock, USN

USS Chester (CA 27)Capt.Heavy cruiser21 Mar 194115 Dec 1942

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Heavy cruiser USS Chester (CA 27)

20 Oct 1942 (position -13.31, 163.17)
USS Chester is hit by a torpedo from the Japanese submarine I-176 (offsite link) about 120 nautical miles south-east of San Cristobal, Solomons Island in position 13°31'S, 163°17'E.

USS Chester is hit on the starboard side in her No. 1 engine room. She goes dead in the water but after two hours she is able to slowly steam towards Espirtu Santo where she arrived on 23 October for emergency repairs.

On 29 October she left for Sydney, Australia for further repairs.

On 24 December 1942 Chester departed Sydney for the Norfolk Navy Yard for a complete overhaul. (1)


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