Launching of USS Hancock, Bethlehem Steel Company at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 24 Jan 1944

Caption   Launching of USS Hancock, Bethlehem Steel Company at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 24 Jan 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Bureau of Aeronautics
Identification Code   BuAer-230239
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Hancock   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 24 Jan 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 13 Sep 2011
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
16 Aug 2011 09:12:15 PM

Hancock was the first launched of the long-hull Essex-class. Only 16-ft longer than the short-hulls, this view shows where the extra length is forward. The gun tubs under the leading edge of the flight deck (and similar gun mounts under the trailing edge) were new in this modification and together accounted for the extra 16-ft. All Essex-class carriers that followed Hancock were the long-hull variant.
2. Rex Moore, Jr. says:
20 Mar 2016 05:08:56 PM

Two of my uncles served aboard the Hancock. W.S. Moore was among the original crew members of the Hancock. He was killed aboard the Hancock on Jan 20 1945 when a returning plane lost two 500 lbs. bombs from it's bombay upon hitting the deck. My other uncle, K.T. Moore, was an airdale on the flight deck and saw the explosion that killed his brother. Would love to hear from others who may have been on the Hancock during this time.

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