Stuart T. Hotchkiss Memoir, Vol. 2: USS Coolbaugh (DE 217)
Date: 1943 - 1944 |
Captain Stuart T. Hotchkiss, a Yale University graduate and a yachtsman for New Haven, Connecticut, was commissioned on July 2, 1936, in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He entered active duty on 20 April 1941 and commanded five ships during and after World War II. Volume II of his memoir discusses his transferring to the USS COOLBAUGH. It describes him taking on the duties of a commanding officer of a destroyer escort in the South Pacific near Hollandia and the ship's activities while performing convoy duty & patrolling. Also included are clippings and other information describing the battle for Guadalcanal. more...