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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates|
|North African occupation
Algeria-Morocco landings, 8 to 11 November 1942
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|25k||SS Excalibur underway.||Courtesy - A Tribute to A Place Called Yorkship web site|
|49k||SS Excalibur entering/leaving port with a tug alongside, date and location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|31k||SS Excalibur full color cigarette card. 2x2.5". Issued by SABA in Germany in 1933.||Tommy Trampp|
|151k||SS Excalibur List of Passengers departing New York. 25 June 1939.||Tommy Trampp|
|47k||The British destroyer HMS Harvester (H 19) is closing in on SS Excalibur, 1 December 1941.
The British are checking ship's papers while on patrol west of Gibraltar.
Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, Russell, J.E. (Lt.) photographer, Photo No. A 6922.
|51k||As seen from the HMS Blankney (L 30), a boarding party from
HMS Harvester (H 19) is examining the ship's papers
of SS Excalibur, 1 December 1941.
Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, Russell, J.E. (Lt.) photographer, Photo No. A 6924.
|USS Joseph Hewes (AP-50)
Joseph Hewes was born in Kingston, N.J., in 1730, and was educated at what is now Princeton. After engaging in business in Philadelphia, he moved to Edenton, N.C. in 1763 where he became a prosperous and influential merchant skipper. He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1774, and in 1775 became a member of the Marine Committee. In this capacity Hewes played a major part in the procurement and outfitting of Continental vessels, and had the distinction of securing a commission in the Continental Navy in December 1775 for one of the sea's greatest heroes-to-be, John Paul Jones. Hewes continued to take an active part in the movement for independence in North Carolina. He also took part in the discussions leading to the Declaration of Independence and signed the historic document. He died 29 October 1779 shortly after his return to the Continental Congress.
|71k||USS Joseph Hewes (AP-50) underway in 1942, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|488k||Diagram of USS Joseph Hewes (AP-50) showing probable flooding from torpedo damage sustained on 11 November 1942. Note the diagram identifies the ship as APA-22.
US Navy Department Library; War Damage Report No. 32, Transports torpedoed off Fedala, 11-15 November 1942.
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