Tasker H. Bliss (AP-42) was built in 1921 as President Cleveland in 1921 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA and was owned and operated as a passenger liner by the American President Lines. The steamship was chartered by the Army in July 1941 and renamed Tasker H. Bliss. She was converted for troop use and made five Pacific voyages for the Army before being routed on to Baltimore, Md., where she arrived on 15 August 1942. 1942 At Baltimore, the ship was transferred to the Navy on 19 August 1942; was converted for use as a Navy transport by the Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, Md.; and was commissioned on 15 September 1942, Comdr. Gerald L. Schetky in command. Tasker H. Bliss arrived at Norfolk on 22 September and joined Task Force 34. After loading troops and equipment to participate in Operation "Torch," the invasion of North Africa, the ships of the task force sailed on 24 and 25 October for the coast of Morocco. Tasker H. Bliss was assigned to Task Group 34.9, Center Attack Group, and arrived off Fedhala, Morocco, on 8 November. On the evening of 12 November, she was riding at anchor in Fedhala Roads when the. German submarine U-130 slipped in among the ships and fired five torpedoes at three transports. All torpedoes hit their targets, and they burst into flames. The victims were Edward Rutledge (AP-52), Hugh ,L. Scott (AP-43), and Tasker H. Bliss. All were abandoned and the first two sank shortly; but Tasker H. Bliss burned until 0230 the next morning and then sank. She was struck from the Navy list on 7 December 1942.
USS General Taylor was created in 1842.
USN battleships were named after US states; such as the USS Arizona, USS California, USS Nevada, USS New York, USS Texas, USS Tennessee, USS Oklahoma, USS Alabama, USS South Dakota, USS Washington, USS Mississippi, USS West Virginia, USS Utah, etc.
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Almost History The USS Cole - 2006 TV was released on: USA: October 2006
Save Our History - 1998 Presidential Yacht The USS Sequoia was released on: USA: 21 July 2003
The Japanese surrendered on the USS Mississippi to General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz
The most decorated US warship in US Naval history was scrapped in 1959; USS Enterprise (CV-6).
it was the uss Panay that was attacked by the Japanese. ya its the uss panay we are on that chapter in history class and that's what the teacher and book both say.
Yes. The USS Enterprise launched jet fighter bombers over Vietnam, becoming history's FIRST atomic powered warship to engage in combat.
The year 1958, hopefully.
The USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia fought at Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862, during Union general McClellan's "Peninsula Campaign".
USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was built by General Dynamics Electric Boat and launched at its facility in Groton, CT, on January 21, 1954.
General Grant was not associated with the Spanish American war
USS Constitution, the USS John Admas, the USS President, the USS United States, the USS Constellation, the USS Boston, The USS New York, and the USS Congress
Mac didn't surrender; he accepted the surrender on the USS Missouri.
US warships sunk (permanently): 1. Battleships: USS Arizona, USS Utah (training ship at time of loss), USS Oklahoma. 2. Cruisers: USS Chicago, USS Vincennes, USS Helena, USS Atlanta, USS Indianapolis, USS Quincy, USS Houston, USS Juneau, USS Northhampton, USS Astoria. 3. Carriers (Fleet): USS Lexington, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Wasp. Carriers (Light): USS Gambier Bay, USS St Lo. Carriers (Escort): USS Bismarck Sea. 4. US Destroyers/Destroyer Escorts: 87 lost 5. US Submarines: 52 lost 6. US Patrol Torpedo Boats (PT Boats): 69 SUNK FOR TARGET PRACTICE 1946-1948 (in the Pacific Ocean): Battleships USS Pennsylvannia, USS New York, USS Arkansas, USS Nevada. Aircraft Carrier USS Saratoga (sister ship of USS Lexington).
USS Pennsylvania, USS Nevada, USS California, USS West Virginia, USS Arizona, USS Tennessee, USS Colorado, and the USS Utah (reclassified as a tgt ship/training ship).
History Detectives - 2003 USS Thresher Pete Gray Cartoon Manhattan Project Letter 5-12 was released on: USA: 10 September 2007
USS Enterprise, USS Lexington, USS Saratoga, HMS Ark Royal, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, USS Hornet, USS Yorktown, USS Essex, USS Nimitz,USS Ronald Reagan, and many others.
Scholars believe it was a ships boiler that exploded.
there were 8 frigates on the American sife- the USS Constitution, the USS John Admas, the USS President, the USS United States, the USS Constellation, the USS Boston, The USS New York, and the USS Congress
Well over 100 vessels to name, but here's some important ones: USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Enterprise, USS Lexington, USS Saratoga, USS Wasp, USS Princeton, USS Gambier Bay, USS St. Lo, USS Bismarck Sea.