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Lewis Hancock, Jr. (15 October 18893 September 1925) served in the United States Navy during World War I as a submariner. He later became a naval aviator. October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Combatants Entente Powers Central Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties > 5 million military deaths > 3 million military deaths World War I, also known as the First World War and (before 1939) the Great War, the War of the Nations, War to End All Wars was a world conflict... HMS Vanguard, a Vanguard-class nuclear ballistic missile (SSBN) submarine HMCS Windsor, a Victoria-class diesel-electric hunter-killer (SSK) submarine HMAS Rankin, a Collins-class diesel-electric guided missile (SSG) submarine USS Virginia, a Virginia-class nuclear attack (SSN) submarine A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate... Aviators are people who fly aircraft either for pleasure or for a job. ...


Lewis Hancock, Jr. was born on 15 October 1889 in Austin, Texas. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy from that state in 1906 and graduated in June 1910. He served in the battleship Vermont (BB-20) before being commissioned as an Ensign in March 1912, then underwent submarine instruction and served in the new submarine G-1. In 1913–1915 Ensign Hancock commanded the submarine C-2. Promoted to Lieutenant (Junior Grade) in 1915, he was Commanding Officer of the submarine L-4 in 1916–1918, receiving the Navy Cross for "distinguished service" in her during World War I combat operations against German U-boats. Later in 1918 Lieutenant Commander Hancock was Captain of another submarine, L-7. He also had wartime and post-war tours as a machinery inspector. October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Motto: Official website: www. ... Teamwork: Fourth Class Midshipmen lock arms and use ropes made from uniform items as they brace themselves climbing the Herndon Monument The United States Naval Academy, or USNA, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... -1... HMS Victory in 1884 Battleship was — from the 15th century until the mid-20th century — the name given to the most heavily gun-armed, most heavily armored, most powerful and most effective class of warship, at any particular time. ... The USS Vermont (BB-20), a Connecticut-class battleship, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named after the 14th state. ... Insignia of a United States Navy Ensign In the military of various countries, ensign is a junior rank of commissioned officer. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... HMS Vanguard, a Vanguard-class nuclear ballistic missile (SSBN) submarine HMCS Windsor, a Victoria-class diesel-electric hunter-killer (SSK) submarine HMAS Rankin, a Collins-class diesel-electric guided missile (SSG) submarine USS Virginia, a Virginia-class nuclear attack (SSN) submarine A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate... USS G-1 (SS-19½) was the lead ship of her class of submarine of the United States Navy. ... USS C-2 (SS-13) was a C-class submarine of the United States Navy. ... A Lieutenant, Junior Grade, is a division officer in the United States Navy. ... The Navy Cross The Navy Cross is the second highest medal that can be awarded by the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. ... Combatants Entente Powers Central Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties > 5 million military deaths > 3 million military deaths World War I, also known as the First World War and (before 1939) the Great War, the War of the Nations, War to End All Wars was a world conflict... U-boat is also a nickname for some diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives October 1939. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... In the Royal Navy, United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, a lieutenant commander (lieutenant-commander or Lt Cdr in the RN) is a commissioned officer superior to a lieutenant and inferior to a commander. ...


During the first years of the 1920s, Hancock served in the battleships Georgia (BB-15) and Wyoming (BB-32), commanded the destroyer Sloat (DD-316) and had shore duty with the Navy Department and the Department of Commerce. The first USS Georgia (BB-15) was a United States Navy Virginia-class battleship. ... USS Wyoming (BB-32), the lead ship of her class of battleship was the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 44th state. ... USS Lassen, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet or battle group and defend them against smaller, short-range attackers (originally torpedo boats, later submarines and aircraft). ... The first USS Sloat (DD-316) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy following World War I. She was named for John Drake Sloat. ... Seal The United States Department of the Navy was established by an Act of Congress on April 30, 1798, to provide administrative and technical support, and civilian leadership to the United States Navy. ... The United States Department of Commerce is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. ...


Assigned to airship duty in 1922, he was designated a Naval Aviator in 1924, while serving with the dirigible Shenandoah (ZR-1). Lieutenant Commander Hancock was the airship's Executive Officer when she crashed near Caldwell, Ohio on 3 September 1925, and lost his life in that tragic accident. His widow, Joy Bright Hancock, a long-time employee of the Bureau of Aeronautics, became one of the Navy's first women officers in 1942 and, as a Captain, was Director of the WAVES 1946–1953. USS Akron (ZRS-4) in flight, 2 November 1931 An airship is a buoyant aircraft that can be steered and propelled through the air. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... An aircraft carrier is a warship whose main role is to deploy and recover aircraft. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dirigible can refer to : an airship -- a lighter-than-air aircraft that can be steered and propelled through the air. ... ZR-1 at the mooring mast The USS Shenandoah was the first of four United States Navy rigid airships. ... Caldwell is a village located in Noble County, Ohio. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... The Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) was the U.S. Navys material-support organization for Naval Aviation from 1921 to 1959. ... This article is about the year. ... Captain is both a nautical term and a military rank. ... A WAVES Photographer 3rd Class The WAVES were a World War II era division of the U.S. Navy that consisted entirely of women. ...


In 1943, the destroyer USS Lewis Hancock (DD-675) was named in honor of Lieutenant Commander Hancock. 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... USS Lassen, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet or battle group and defend them against smaller, short-range attackers (originally torpedo boats, later submarines and aircraft). ... USS Lewis Hancock (DD-675) was a Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy, named for Lieutenant Commander Lewis Hancock, Jr. ...


External links

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  • history.navy.mil/danfs: USS Lewis Hancock

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Lewis Hancock (1133 words)
Lewis Hancock, Jr., was born 15 October 1889 at Austin, Tex. He entered the Naval Academy in 1906 and, after graduation 3 June 1910, entered the submarine service.
Lewis Hancock (DD-675) was laid down 31 March 1943 by Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J.; launched 1 August; sponsored by Lt. Joy Hancock, USNR (W), widow of Lieutenant Commander Hancock, and the first Wave officer to christen a U.S. combatant ship; and commissioned 29 September 1943, Comdr.
On 16 January 1944 Lewis Hancock sortied from Pearl Harbor with TG 58.2 for the invasion of the Marshall Islands.
DD-675 DANFS (980 words)
Lewis Hancock (DD-675) 75) was laid down 31 March 1943 by Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J.; launched 1 August; sponsored by Lt. Joy Hancock, USNR (W), widow of Lieutenant Commander Hancock, and the first Wave officer to christen a U.S. combatant ship; and commissioned 29 September 1943, Comdr.
On 16 January 1944 Lewis Hancock sortied from Pearl Harbor with TO 58.2 for the invasion of the Marshall Islands.
The U.S. carriers, guarded by Lewis Hancock, smashed the enemy fleet in the Battle of the Philippine Sea 19 and 20 June, and thus raved the forces which were conquering the Marianas.
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