Category: United States war ships

D-Day Veteran Smokey Holcomb Gives First Person Account of Landings on Omaha Beach

  The following is an interview I conducted with Smokey Holcomb, a Navy veteran who witnessed the D-Day invasion. By Ken Rossignol THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY LEXINGTON PARK — Rastus “Smokey” Holcomb served on the USS Arkansas and participated in 13

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USS Chesapeake

USS CHESAPEAKE, frigate, 36 guns, 1244 tons, keel laid 10 Dec. 1798, launched 2 Dec. 1799. Originally designed as a 44-gun frigate, one of five sister ships of the CONSTITUTION. The CHESAPEAKE was attacked by the British LEOPARD off Cape

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