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TRAGEDY AT HONDA.
by Charles A. Lockwood and Hans Christian Adamson. Foreword by Adm. Chester Nimitz.

Publisher: Naval Institute

Place Published: Annapolis, MD

Publish Date: 2004

Edition: First Printing

Description: 280 PAGES. 22 PHOTOGRAPHS. LINE DRAWING. 3 MAPS. Known to seafarers as the Devil’s Jaw, Point Honda has lured ships to its dangerous rocks on California’s coast for centuries, but its worst disaster occurred on 8 September 1923. That night nine U.S. Navy destroyers ran into Honda’s fog-wrapped reefs. Part of Destroyer Squadron 11, the ships were making a fast run from San Francisco to their homeport of San Diego as fog closed around them. The captain of the flagship Delphy ordered a change of course, but due to navigational errors and unusual currents caused by an earthquake in Japan the previous week, she ran aground. Eight destroyers followed her. Only Pearl Harbor in 1941 would do more damage. *** Only 1 left in stock ***** Price Includes US Shipping **

Binding: Pictorial Softcover
Condition: MINT
ID Number: 8486

Price: $18.95


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