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USS Bainbridge refueling from USS Hancock in the Atlantic Ocean, 14 Jun 1944

Caption     USS Bainbridge refueling from USS Hancock in the Atlantic Ocean, 14 Jun 1944 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
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Identification Code   80-G-235276
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Photos on Same Day 14 Jun 1944
Photos at Same Place Atlantic Ocean
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Steve Voorhees says:
15 Feb 2016 03:45:40 PM

It is interesting to note that the Bainbridge is a WW I era destroyer, note the 4 smoke stacks on her.
2. Ted Mustard says:
14 Jun 2024 07:08:44 AM

Her predecessor was DD-1, the USN's first torpedo boat destroyer. This USS Bainbridge was laid down on 27 May 1919. At the time of this photo she was in a support role:

According to www.history.navy.mil:

"When she did finally return to sea on 12 June, Bainbridge embarked on the last phase of her Navy career. During most of the final year of the war, she busied herself with a new type of escort mission, helping new-construction and recently repaired warships shake themselves down before heading into combat. Thus, when she set out on 12 June with Task Group (TG) 27.2, Bainbridge's assignment was to screen the new aircraft carrier Hancock (CV-19) during her shakedown cruise to the Caribbean Sea. The destroyer kept antisubmarine and plane-guard watch over Hancock and her air group as they exercised in the vicinity of Trinidad and Venezuela until early July."

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