Francis Massie Hughes, USN

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Warship Commands listed for Francis Massie Hughes, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Block Island (ii) (CVE 21)Escort carrier10 Mar 194429 May 1944
USS Block Island (iii) (CVE 106)CaptainEscort carrier30 Dec 19441 Aug 1945

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Escort carrier USS Block Island (ii) (CVE 21)


10 Mar 1944
Capt F M Hughes, I believe , was CO 10/3/44 & survived her loss 29/5/44 (1)

17 Mar 1944 (position 16.42, -30.28)
German U-boat U-801 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands, in position 16°42'N, 30°28'W, by a Fido homing torpedo from 2 Avenger aircraft (VC-9) of the US escort carrier USS Block Island and depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer USS Corry and the US destroyer escort USS Bronstein.

19 Mar 1944 (position 13.10, -33.44)
German U-boat U-1059 was sunk south-west of the Cape Verde Islands, in position 13°10'N, 33°44'W by depth charges from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft of the US escort carrier Block Island (VC-6).

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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