Monday, December 13, 2010

Drydock - 1936

"Each April the USS Augusta would make a 'speed run' from the Philippines to Shanghai with Desron Five trailing her. On 14 Apr 1936 the "Augy" made her start on the evening of that day. As usual, Desron five trailed after. It was late that evening that a collision between the Smith Thompson and the Whipple occurred. I was an RM3c on the Bulmer when this occurred. I was later, after a session at Cnacao hospital, transferred to the Whipple. The ship had jokingly been named 'Smith Whipple.'" --R.C. Wohosky (

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