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Danny252

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US Ship Name
« on: September 09, 2014, 01:01:57 pm »
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol038of055/vol038of055_134_1.jpg

10am-Midnight, 5th line:

"The USS ~ stood down the sound about 3.50pm"

It looks like "Down" or "Dawn" to me, but there has never been a USS Down, and no USS Dawn was commissioned in 1901. Thoughts?

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Re: US Ship Name
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2014, 01:31:37 pm »
Perhaps it's USS Iowa?

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Re: US Ship Name
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014, 03:00:12 pm »
That'll be it! I've run into her a couple of times before, and every time it's a pain to realise it's a capital I, rather than whatever letter it looks like instead.