Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
USS Hobson Tribute
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:
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 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.
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.
Categories. • 20th Century • Waterways & Vessels •
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