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|183k||Three undated wartime photos of USS Inch (DE 146). Someone was aloft on the mast with a camera. These photos were given to Tim by a friend whose uncle served in Inch. The uncle, Edward Hupenece, was from South Jamaica in Queens, New York and was employed by RCA Communications at 66 Broad Street in New York City. He enlisted in the Navy on 10 December 1942 at New York City. After basic training he attended "Sound Operator School" at San Diego, Cal. to learn sonar. After graduation he was sent to the Naval Receiving Station at Orange, Tex. to await orders for a "new construction" destroyer escort. He reported aboard Inch on the day of her commissioning, 08 September 1943. Reporting aboard as a soundman second class (SoM2c), he was later promoted to soundman first class (SoM1c) on 01 January 1944. He remained aboard Inch until 30 December 1945 when he was transferred to the Personnel Separation Center at Lido Beach on Long Island to be discharged from the Navy.||Tim Tassinari|
|292k||21 March 1944: Lower New York Harbor - USS Inch (DE 146) departed the New York Navy Yard at 0832 to load ammunition by barge off Fort Lafayette. Completing the
ammunition onload at 1258, she left for the Naval Operating Base at Norfolk, Va. She was scheduled to depart for Norfolk on 19 March, but collided with USS Ariel (AF 22) when
her anchor dragged while at Fort Lafayette, necessitating her return to the shipyard.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo, Catalog #L45-133.02.01 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|248k||12 June 1944: at sea in the Atlantic - Survivors of U-490 being transferred to USS Croatan (CVE-25).
(U.S. Navy photo #80-G-270265 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.)
|View the USS Inch (DE 146) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Inch's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 08 Sep. 1943 - 16 May 1944||Lcdr. Charles William Frey, USNR (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 16 May 1944 - 26 Oct. 1945||Lcdr. David A. Tufts, USNR|
|3.) 26 Oct. 1945 - 04 Jan. 1946||Lt. Leonard Irving Levine, USNR|
|4.) 03 Apr. 1946 - 17 May 1946||Lt.(jg) Clyde D. Reese, USNR (Decomm. CO)|
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