By Ian Sturton, Przemyslaw Budzbon
The entire World's Battleships presents the technical info, provides the layout history and descriptions the careers of the world's battleships and battlecruisers. the knowledge has been revised and increased from Conway's popular 'Fighting Ships' sequence. prepared by way of state, variety, and sophistication, every one battleship is defined intimately and each web page is illustrated with plans and old photos, many proven throughout double pages in order that the interesting information might be preferred. The send histories comprise references to special technical and political advancements within the numerous navies of the realm.
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At 0340, Talbot ordered his ships to retire before their luck ran out. One by one, the destroyers fell in behind the Ford and beat a path out of the area at 32 knots, speeding southward to rendezvous with the Marblehead The retirement down the eastern coast of Bomeo was equally as hazardous as the action itself. Provided with chans by the Dutch that were clearly out of date, the destroyers found thernsdves in danger of mnning aground on the chain of unmarked reefs and shoals. Worse, all hands were expecting to sight a squadron of enemy destroyers boiling over the horizon in hot pursuit, or to be pounced upon by a flock of aircraft.
It was a destroyer commander"srearn come true! The ships were lined up in two rows, about five miles from the shore. The first line of shipping, closest to the shoreline, was made up of seven vessels; the second, five. Talbot then ordered his ships to "pour on the coal," and the destroyers leaped ahead, dashing toward the last "Mam" in the first row on, a northeat tack. US5 Pope 35 When Talbot reached the stern of the cargoman, he made a sharp loop to starboard and raced on a southwad courx. As the Pamtt, the third destroyer in the column, began her turn to starboard, she unleashed a brace of three torpedoes from her port side at the c a r p vessel.
Launched: April 6, 1920. Sponsor: Mrs. Edward Stafford, daughter of Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, USN. W Bames, USN,comdg. M. t locarion: D a m n Barbor, Australia, Awards: One battle star. USS Jacob Jones Launched November 20, 1918 Lost February 28,1942 Offthe Delaware Capes, NW Jersey COMMODORE JACQB JONES, USN (r 76s-rsso) Born near Smyrna, Delaware, Jacab Jones was appointed Midshipman on April 10, 1799. During the quasi-war with France, he served on the 32-gun frigate United States. During the war with the Barbary pirates, he was serving in the frigate Philadelphia when she ran aground and was captured in Tripoli Marbor.