Francis Massie Hughes, USN

Born  27 Jun 1899Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Died  23 Dec 1960(61)Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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23 Jun 1938 Lt.Cdr.
1 Jan 1942 T/Cdr.
30 Jun 1942 Cdr.
1 May 1943 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Francis Massie Hughes, USN

USS Block Island (ii) (CVE 21)T/Capt.Escort carrier10 Mar 194429 May 1944
USS Block Island (iii) (CVE 106)T/Capt.Escort 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).

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)


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