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USS Hobson Tribute
 
USS Hobson Tribute Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
1. USS Hobson Tribute Marker
 
Inscription. (Marker Front):
To the Glory of God and in Abiding Memory of 176 valiant young men of the United States Navy who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of our country

The USS Hobson (DMS 26) sank in less than four minutes as a result of a collision with the USS Wasp (CV-18) This tragic accident occured in mid Atlantic on the night of April 26 1952 while both were engaged in a fleet wartime training maneuver

This Tribute was erected April 26 1954 by the USS Hobson Memorial Society composed of shipmates relatives and friends. The stones in the surrounding platform came from the thirty eight home states of those lost

On the reverse of the Marker is a sundial with the date and time of the Hobson Sinking:
April 26 1952
Ten Twenty Six PM

Below the sundial is inscribed the names, ages, and home towns of the 176 Hobson seamen who lost their lives in this tragedy.
 
Erected 1954 by USS Hobson Memorial Society.
 
Location. 32° 46.178′ N, 79° 55.902′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street (South Carolina Route 104) and Murray Boulevard, on the left
 
USS Hobson Tribute Marker, with stones from the thirty eight home states Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
2. USS Hobson Tribute Marker, with stones from the thirty eight home states
 
when traveling south on King Street. Click for map. In Battery Park - White Point Gardens. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Still On Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); Thirteen Inch Mortar (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thirteen - Inch Mortar (about 500 feet away); Civil War Torpedo Boatmen Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Colonel James English House (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Thirteen - Inch Mortar (about 700 feet away); Stede Bonnet / Richard Worley (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Thirteen - Inch Mortar (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. "The Hobson Incident". An Unpleasant Chapter in the History of USS WASP. (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. USS Hobson (DD-464/DMS-26). ...she entered the Naval Shipyard and was converted to destroyer-minesweeper, and reclassified DMS-26 on 15 November 1944.
26 April 1952: The Hobson crossed the carrier's bow and was struck amidships. The force of the collision rolled the destroyer-minesweeper over, breaking her in two. (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
USS Hobson Tribute Marker, Reverse side , with Sundial Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
3. USS Hobson Tribute Marker, Reverse side , with Sundial
Names, Ages, and Home Towns of The 176 Seamen
 
 
USS Hobson (DMS26) Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard
4. USS Hobson (DMS26) Marker
 
 
USS Hobson Tribute Marker image, Click for more information
Wikipedia
5. USS Hobson Tribute Marker
A cropped photograph of the USS Hobson off Charleston, South Carolina, 4 March 1942. She is painted in camouflage Measure 12 (Modified). This photograph has been censored to remove radar antennas atop her foremast and Mark 37 gun director. Navy Military Photo # NH 53584
Click for more information.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,246 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on May 19, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   5. submitted on May 20, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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