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|78k||Artist's conception of Hammann by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL destroyer escorts are available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource.||Navy Yard Associates|
|165k||Charles H. Hammann was born on 16 March 1892 in Baltimore, Maryland and was appointed an Ensign in the Naval Reserve Flying Corps during World War I. On 21 August 1918, while piloting a Navy seaplane near Pola, he landed on the Adriatic Sea to rescue Ensign George H. Ludlow, whose aircraft had been shot down by Austro-Hungarian forces. Though Hammann's plane was not designed for two persons, and despite the risk of enemy attack, he successfully completed the rescue and returned to the base at Porto Corsini, Italy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for this exploit. Ensign Hammann lost his life while serving on active duty at Langley Field, Virginia, on 14 June 1919.
USS Hammann (DE 131) (1943-1945) was the second ship named in his honor, she was preceded by DD 412 (1939-1942).
(U.S. Navy photo #NH79440 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|248k||21 March 1944: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - Two starboard side views of Hammann taken in misty waters near the New York Navy Yard.
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-131 19-N-64204 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-131 19-N-64205 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
|56k||underway, late 1943 or early 1944.||Fay L. Eaton|
|46k||August 1945: View of Hammann from USS Brough (DE 148) near Hawaii. Hammann is painted in camouflage measure 32, and on the horizon two more ships are visible. (Photo from the Judson Goodrich Collection)||John N. Adriani, Sr.|
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