Tragedy at Honda

Philadelphia, PA: Chilton Company, 1960. First Edition. Second Printing. Hardcover. 243 pages, illustrations, maps, endpaper maps, appendix, index, DJ worn and soiled: edge tears/chips. Some foxing to book edges. Charles Andrews Lockwood (May 6, 1890 – June 7, 1967) was a vice-admiral and flag officer of the United States Navy. He is known in submarine history as the commander of Submarine Force Pacific Fleet during World War II. He devised tactics for the effective use of submarines, making the members and elements of "silent service" key players in the Pacific victory. After the war, Lockwood served as the Naval Inspector General until his retirement in June 1947. In retirement, he authored and contributed to several best-selling books on naval history and submarine operations, including Tragedy at Honda, Sink-Em All, Through Hell and Deep Water, Hell at 50 Fathoms, Hellcats of the Sea, Battles of the Philippine Sea, and Down to The Sea in Subs: My Life in the U.S. Navy. Foreword by C. W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, USN. The Honda Point Disaster of 1923 was the largest peacetime loss of U.S. Navy ships. On the evening of September 8, 1923, nine U.S. Destroyers followed their leader through blinding fog onto the rockbound California coast. Seven destroyers, while traveling at 20 knots (37 km/h), ran aground at Honda Point, a few miles from the northern side of the Santa Barbara Channel off Point Arguello on the coast in Santa Barbara County, California. Two other ships grounded, but were able to maneuver free of the rocks. Twenty-three sailors died in the disaster. The subsequent Court of Inquiry and General Court Martial to determine cause and responsibility for the disaster was perhaps the greatest cause celebre of its kind between the Dreyfus Case and the Pearl Harbor investigations. Condition: good condition / fair.

Keywords: Naval, Shipwrecks, Honda Point, CA, Point Pedernales, Court of Inquiry, Court Martial, Edward Watson, Edwin Denby, Clitus Reddock, Booth Chauncey, Hunter Delphy, Robert Morris, Davis Woodbury, Calhoun Young

[Book #55942]

Price: $50.00

See all items in Naval