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Hobson-Wasp Collision Collection, 1952-1953

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Hobson-Wasp Collision Collection, 1952-1953: Finding Aid

United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
Phone: 410-293-6922
http://usna.edu/Library/sca/

Published in 1990



Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: McCaffree, Burnham C, 1903-1966
Title: Hobson-Wasp Collision Collection
Dates: 1952-1953
Size: 0.5 linear feet (2 flat boxes)
Abstract: The Hobson-Wasp Collision Collection, compiled by Captain Burnham C. McCaffree, commanding officer of U.S.S. Wasp, consists of a photograph album and a scrapbook. The collection pertains to the April 26, 1952 collision between aircraft carrier U.S.S. Wasp and destroyer U.S.S. Hobson, which resulted in the sinking of Hobson.
Call number: MS 245
Language(s) of material: English

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Rear Admiral Burnham C. McCaffree in January 1988. Accession No. 88-03.

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