Bancroft II DD- 256 - History

Bancroft II DD- 256 - History

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Bancroft II

(DD-256: apt 1216; 1. 314'4", b. 81'8", dr. 9'10" 8. 35 k.; colt 122; a. 4 4", 1 3", 12 21" TT., cl. Clemson)

The second Bancroft (DD-266) was launched 21 March 1919 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, Ma. sponsored by Miss Mary W. Bancroft, great grand. daughter Or George Bancroft; and commissioned 30 June 1919, Lieutenant Commander H. S. Haislip in command.

Bancroft joined the Atlantic Fleet and took part in fleet training activities until 26 November 1919 when she went into reserve commission. She was placed out of commission at Philadelphia 11 July 1922.

Bancroft was recommissioned 18 December 1939 and served with the Atlantic Squadron on the east coast until decommissioned at Halifax, Nova Scotia, and transferred to Great Britain in the destroyer-land bases exchange 24 September 1940.

Bancroft was allocated to the Royal Canadian Navy and was taken over by the Canadians 24 September 1940 (renamed HMCS St. Francis'). She left Halifax 15 January 1941 and arrived in the Clyde River, Scotland, 26 January. She joined the 4th Escort Group and on 20 May she rescued all the survivors of the steamship Starcrose which had to be sunk after being torpedoed by a submarine. At the end of June she escorted a troop convoy to the Middle East and in July she Joined the newly formed Newfoundland Escort Force. Between 1941 and 1943 she escorted North Atlantic convoys and made several attacks on enemy submarines.

After refitting at Halifax, St francis Joined Escort Group C.2 in the Western Approaches Command iD June 1943 but in August was transferred to the 9th Escort Group (RCN), working from Londonderry, Ireland. She returned to the Western Local Escort Force at Halifax the following month. From early 1944 she was employed on training duties at Dig by, Nova Scotia, where on 1 April 1945 she was declared surplus

USS Bancroft (DD-598)

USS Bancroft (DD-598) là một tàu khu trục thuộc lớp Benson của Hải quân Hoa Kỳ đã phục vụ trong suốt Chiến tranh Thế giới thứ hai. Nó là chiếc tàu chiến thứ ba của Hải quân Hoa Kỳ được đặt tên theo Bộ trưởng Hải quân George Bancroft (1800-1891).

Lịch sử
Hoa Kỳ
Tên gọi USS Bancroft (DD-598)
Đặt tên theo George Bancroft
Hãng đóng tàu Fore River Shipyard, Bethlehem Steel Company, Quincy, Massachusetts
Đặt lườn 1 tháng 5 năm 1941
Hạ thủy 31 tháng 12 năm 1941
Đỡ đầu bởi bà Hester Bancroft Berry
Nhập biên chế 30 tháng 4 năm 1942
Xuất biên chế 1 tháng 2 năm 1946
Danh hiệu và
phong tặng
8 × Ngôi sao Chiến trận
Số phận Bán để tháo dỡ, 1973
Đặc điểm khái quát
Lớp và kiểu Lớp tàu khu trục Benson
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1.620 tấn Anh (1.650 t) (tiêu chuẩn)
2.515 tấn Anh (2.555 t) (đầy tải)
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341 ft (103,9 m) (mực nước)
348 ft 2 in (106,12 m) (chung)
Sườn ngang 36 ft 1 in (11,00 m)
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11 ft 9 in (3,58 m) (tiêu chuẩn)
17 ft 9 in (5,41 m) (đầy tải)
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2 × turbine hơi nước hộp số General Electric SR
4 × nồi hơi ống nước Babcock & Wilcox
2 × trục
công suất 50.000 shp (37.000 kW)
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37,5 hải lý trên giờ (69,5 km/h)
33 hải lý trên giờ (61,1 km/h) khi đầy tải
Tầm xa 6.000 nmi (11.110 km) ở tốc độ 15 kn (28 km/h)
Thủy thủ đoàn
đầy đủ
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5 × pháo 5 in (130 mm) đa dụng
6 × súng máy 0,5 in (13 mm)
10 × ống phóng ngư lôi Mark 15 21 in (530 mm)
2 × đường ray thả mìn sâu

How to Get a Copy of Your DD Form 214 (And What’s On the Document)

Veterans should treat their DD Form 214 like any other important document – birth and marriage certificates, wills, vehicle titles, land deeds, insurance policies, etc.

Note: there are other official military and DoD forms that show proof of military service or serve as discharge papers, including the DD Form 256, which is common for members of the Guard or Reserves.

Those forms are important, but may not be accepted in place of a DD Form 214.

In most cases, the DD Form 214 is the required form for veterans benefits.

This guide covers how to get a copy of your DD-214 from either your branch of service, or from the National Archives.

Clemson class

The destroyer USS Peary (DD 226) of the US Navy. She was lost on 19 Feb 1942.

Technical information

These destroyers were the last ones built for the US Navy until the Farragut class came along 14 years later. They are most famous for being the "flush-deckers" of WWII - many of these being sold very expensively to Britain in 1940.

All ships of the Clemson class

US Navy (more on US Navy)

Destroyer minelayer

High speed minesweeper

Sea plane tender

Sonar test ship

88 Destroyers of the Clemson class. 14 of them were lost.

Clemson class ships hit by U-boats (1)

Books dealing with this subject include:

World War II American Destroyer Seaplane Tenders, Clemson Hull Conversions AVD-1 through AVD-14, Borchers, Duane D., Sr.,

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1911 Information

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UPDATE MAY 14, 2021

1. Please do not email or call requesting your RGN (random generated number). We are working diligently to resolve the emails that bounce back as undeliverable. We will not respond to email and calls concerning unreceived RGNs. Just because you have not yet received your RGN does not mean you won’t be contacted if your packet is correct and complete. Customers may becontacted before they received their number. During the first round, some did not receive their number at all and still received their pistol. We know it is frustrating but please bear with us.

2. Please remember that just because you received an RGN, it does not mean you will receive a pistol. Until the packet is pulled, we have no way to know if it is complete and correct. If it is not, you will be notified of the issues.

3. Please remember that we process orders in sequential order, if you have a high RGN number it may be a year or more before you are contacted. There are numerous reasons why it may appear that we have skipped your number, but weassure you that unless there is a problem, we have not. If there is a problem, we will let you know.

4. If you have moved since you submitted your packet, please wait until contacted by the 1911 staff before sending any paperwork. At that time, our 1911 staff will instruct you what to do.

5. Do not send FFL information until told to do so by our 1911 staff.

UPDATE MAY 7, 2021

CMP 1911 has just sent out approximately 1,700 new RGN emails with approximately 400 still being kicked back. Since April 30th, we have received over 500 emails requesting RGN numbers along with hundreds of phone calls. Most of our Round 2 customers have now received their RGN numbers. We are working to see why the 400 or so emails were kicked back and will correct the problem or will inform the customer by telephone their RGN number. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL ASKING ABOUT YOUR RGN NUMBER UNTIL AUGUST. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN RGN NUMBER OR THE REASON WHY YOU DIDN’T. We need time to work through the problems and our staff is busy processing Round 2 orders. During the first round some people did not receive their RGN number until a year or so after they had submitted their packet. Please just bear with us and have patience. Thank you.


The majority of Round 2, 1911 RGN’s numbers have been sent out and we have begun processing Round 2 Order Packets. If you did not receive an RGN number, you may have unsubscribed from our email system or your email address was illegible, not provided on the paperwork, mistyped or your server will not except an email from our server. As stated during the first Round, there are a number of email addresses that will not accept our emails. We had approximately 1,700 emails that bounced back to us and 143 emails that have previously unsubscribed to our emails. Our staff will work to contact these customers with the RGN but they are also starting to process Round 2 orders.

Once we get to your order, you will be contacted by a member of the CMP 1911 Staff in order to obtain payment and FFL information. Please remember that due to COVID-19, we will only ship to FFLs that maintain normal business hours. This is because of FedEx’s new policy of not requiring a signature. Our staff will attempt to contact you by the telephone number listed in your packet, if unable to contact you, they will leave a message if your mailbox is set up or not full. The call will come from a 256 area code. If we do not hear back, you will be sent an email to the email address in your packet giving you 5 business days to respond. When contacted, you will be offered what is available at that time. If we do not have the Grade you want, you must select from what we have. When contacted you must make the selection at that time. We cannot give you a day or two to think about it. If we did this for one, we would have to for everyone, and would never process an order.

Thank you for your support.


CMP 1911 customer service number is (256) 770-4744. We only have 7 phones in our building and we receive 100’s of calls a day, leave a message and we will get back to you.

CMP 1911 customer service email: [email protected] . As we have a small staff and we receive 100’s of telephone calls each day, the best way to contact us is through email.

CMP 1911 RGN Questions: [email protected]

The Random Number Generator will provide a list of names in sequential order through the random picking process. Customers will be contacted in the sequence provided by the Random Number Generator. The CMP 1911 customers will select their grade of pistol (Service, Field or Rack) from available inventory at the time of order notification. Customers with higher numbers may have fewer grades from which to choose. When the allotment of 1911s is exhausted, the remaining orders will be held in the existing sequence for all future allotments of 1911s. The CMP does not know what future allotments might be.


At the time a customer is contacted they will be asked to submit a current FFL where their pistol will be sent. All 1911’s will be shipped to a 01, 02 or 07 Federal Firearms License. Customers will have 5 business days from when contacted to provide CMP 1911 with a signed FFL.

Only FFLs with normal business hours may be used. Due to COVID 19, CMP 1911 can only ship to an FFL that is opened during normal business hours in order to lessen the possibility of the pistol being stolen. Pistols cannot be “held” at a Fed Ex location and, if not delivered, will be returned to CMP 1911.

CMP 1911’s dedicated fax number 256-831-2354 for FFL dealers to fax their FFLs with the customer’s name attached.

CMP 1911’s dedicated email address is [email protected] for FFL dealers to send their FFLs with customer’s name attached.

CMP 1911 is currently accepting FFL contacts pursuant to FFL requirements.

Please Note: We are still having pistols returned because their chosen FFL has gone out of business, closed for vacation, not opened during normal business hours and so on, it is the responsibility of the customer not CMP 1911 to make sure their FFL is available to receive the pistol. If the pistol is returned to CMP 1911 due to no fault of CMP 1911, the customer will be charged $25.00 for reshipment of the pistol.

Before contacting CMP 1911 asking where your pistol is, please CALL your FFL to make sure they are not sitting on it. We have had numerous customers call after 60 days asking where their pistols is, and it has been sitting for 59 days at their FFL.

Note: 1911 type pistols purchased from CMP 1911 cannot be transferred to 03 FFL (curio and relic) license holders. CMP’s legislation contained in the 2018 NDAA specifies FFL licensed dealers. BATF and the United States Army prefer the second background check be performed by the FBI on an FFL licensed dealer’s premises.



CMP has priced the 1911 type pistols at fair market value in accordance with CMP’s enabling legislation. No 1911s will be available in the CMP stores.

Service Grade $1050. Pistol may exhibit minor pitting and wear on exterior surfaces and friction surfaces. Grips are complete with no cracks. Pistol is in issuable condition. Pistols may contain commercial parts.

Field Grade $950. Pistol may exhibit minor rust, pitting, and wear on exterior surfaces and friction surfaces. Grips are complete with no cracks. Pistol is in issuable condition. Pistols may contain commercial parts.

Rack Grade $850. Pistol will exhibit rust, pitting, and wear on exterior surfaces and friction surfaces. Grips may be incomplete and exhibit cracks. Pistol requires minor work to return to issuable condition but is functional. Pistols may contain commercial parts.

Auction Grade (Sales will be determined by auctioning the pistol). The condition of the auction pistol will be described when posted for auction. Visit the CMP Auction site at CMP 1911 paperwork and payment must be received by 3:00 pm CST, the following Friday from date of auction close out. CMP 1911 paperwork will be emailed to the winning bidder. ALL CMP 1911 requirements must be met. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to furnish a copy of the FFL where they wish the pistol to be sent. Again, we can only ship to a 01, 02 or 07 FFL holder. If you won both a pistol and another auction item (rifle), you must submit both the CMP 1911 Form for the pistol and the CMP Universal Order Form for the rifle (along with all required documents with both order forms). You may direct any questions to: [email protected] .

Some are asking why we are listing pistols on our Auction site instead of filling orders, the pistols placed on the Auction site are rare, odd, special, commercial pistols that have found their way into the Army’s system and do not meet C & R requirements and other such reasons.

Note: If you have already purchased a 1911 from CMP you will not be allowed to purchase an auction 1911. If you purchase an auction 1911, your name will be pulled from the sequenced list. Pistols may contain commercial parts.

All pistols are inspected and test fired by the CMP. The shipping cost is included in the price.

Please Note: Some customers have complained about the “light gray” color of the pistols. This is most likely due to the Parkerizing drying out due to storage. We have found that by oiling the pistol, the color will darken. It may take several coats oil. Remember some of these pistols have set in storage since the 60’s.

We have had numerous complaints from customers upset that “someone” has scratched their name or initials and unit on the pistols (PFC Lead or Butter bar OB / OA 8/78). These are not names or initials & unit, LEAD is for LETTERKENNY Army Depot where the pistol went through a rebuild and OB / OA is for where the USMC rebuilt the pistol (OB for Barstow & OA for Albany) and 8 / 78 is the month and year it was rebuilt).


Potential purchasers will have to provide CMP 1911 with a set of CMP 1911 documents exhibiting: 1) proof of U.S. Citizenship, 2) proof of membership in a CMP affiliated club, 3) proof of participation in a marksmanship activity, 4) a completed 1911 order form, including a new form 2A with notary. All qualifying documents must be included in your order packet. Click here to view the CMP Eligibility Requirements for ordering.

A NICS background check on each customer will be performed by the FBI to assure the customer is eligible to purchase prior to shipment to the FFL licensed dealer. The customer must receive a “proceed” from NICS prior to shipment of the pistol to the FFL licensed dealer.

The CMP1911 customer will be required to complete a Form 4473 in person at the FFL dealer’s place of business and successfully pass a NICS check, in which the information is provided by the FFL holder to NICS, before the pistol can be transferred. This is a second NICS check performed on the customer. Note: The FFL licensed dealer in which the pistol is retrieved from will have to follow all federal, state, and local laws.

1911s from CMP 1911 are allowed in California because they meet the California definition of Curio and Relic. They will ship to 01, or 02, or 07 FFLs in California. At this time, only the state of Massachusetts will not allow the sale of the 1911/1911A1 pistol. We will not sell or ship to Massachusetts.

We have had a large number of customers that when contacted by CMP 1911 staff, think it is a SCAM and either say they are not interested or hang up. Then anywhere from an hour to weeks later call back and are upset because their order was rejected due to no response. All staff members when calling will identify themselves as being with CMP 1911. If for some reason you do not believe them, ask them a question or for information that is on your order packet, and only someone from CMP 1911 would be able to answer. Calls from CMP 1911 will originate from a 256-area code and may have a 770 or 835 prefix. As there are numerous staff members making calls from different telephone numbers, we cannot say which number you will be contacted from.

If you have moved since you submit your order packet, you must submit a new 1a, 2a & 3a. Just send an email to: [email protected] , and they will send you another packet. You do not need to resubmit the supporting documents. If you moved out of state you must include a new FFL where the pistol is to be sent.


First Reason: The first NICS conducted by the FBI for the CMP 1911 makes sure the customer can legally possess the 1911 type pistol prior to shipping it to the local 01, or 02, or 07 FFL dealer. The CMP, Congress, and the United States Army do not want the 1911 to have to be returned to CMP 1911 if the purchaser is not legal to possess. The more time the pistol is in transit, the more likely it is that it could be lost or stolen. The second NICS check is performed by the FBI for the local 01, or 02, or 07 FFL in accordance with their standard transfer procedures and all federal, state, and local laws.

Library of Congress Classification/Class D, subclass DD -- History of Germany

Subclass DD: History of Germany is a classification used by the Library of Congress Classification system under Class D -- History, General and Old World. This article describes subclass DD.

1-(905). History of Germany 1-21. General 21.5-43. Description and travel 51-78. Antiquities. Social life and customs. Ethnography 84-257.4. History 84-96. General 99-120. Military, naval, and political history. Foreign relations 121-257.4. By period 121-124. Earliest to 481 125-174.6. Early and medieval to 1519 126-155. Medieval Empire, 481-1273 127-135. 481-918. Merovingians. Carolingians 136-144. 919-1125. Houses of Saxony and Franconia 145-155. 1125-1273. Hohenstaufen period 156-174.6. 1273-1519. Houses of Habsburg and Luxemburg 175-257.4. Modern, 1519- 176-189. 1519-1648. Reformation and Counter-reformation 181-183. Peasants’ War, 1524-1525 184-184.7. Schmalkaldic League and War, 1530-1547 189. Period of Thirty Years’ War, 1618-1648 190-199. 1648-1815. 18th century. French Revolutionary and Napoleonic period 201-257.4. 19th-20th centuries 206-216. 1815-1871 217-231. New Empire, 1871-1918 228.8. Period of World War I, 1914-1918 233-257.4. Revolution and Republic, 1918- 253-256.8. Hitler, 1933-1945. National socialism (256) . Period of World War II, 1939-1945 257-257.4. Period of Allied occupation, 1945- 258-262. West Germany 280-289.5. East Germany 301-454. Prussia 301-312. General 314-320. Description and travel 325-339. Antiquities. Social life and customs. Ethnography 341-454. History 701-901. Local history and description 701-788. North and Central, Northeast, etc. Germany 801. States, provinces, regions, etc., A-Z 851-900. Berlin 900.2-900.76. Bonn 901. Other cities, towns, etc., A-Z

Where to Request Your Military Service Records:

Military records are maintained at the National Archives in St. Louis, MO. You can request a copy of your records online, or by mail or fax. Be sure to sign and date your request.

NPRC Mailing Address and contact info:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
NPRC Phone Number:314-801-0800
NPRC Fax Number: 314-801-9195

Many Theories, No Proof

Dinosaurs roamed the earth for 160 million years until their sudden demise some 65.5 million years ago, in an event now known as the Cretaceous-Tertiary, or K-T, extinction event. (“K” is the abbreviation for Cretaceous, which is associated with the German word “Kreidezeit.”) Besides dinosaurs, many other species of mammals, amphibians and plants died out at the same time. Over the years, paleontologists have proposed several theories for this extensive die-off. One early theory was that small mammals ate dinosaur eggs, thereby reducing the dinosaur population until it became unsustainable. Another theory was that dinosaurs’ bodies became too big to be operated by their small brains. Some scientists believed a great plague decimated the dinosaur population and then spread to the animals that feasted on their carcasses. Starvation was another possibility: Large dinosaurs required vast amounts of food and could have stripped bare all the vegetation in their habitat. But many of these theories are easily dismissed. If dinosaurs’ brains were too small to be adaptive, they would not have flourished for 160 million years. Also, plants do not have brains nor do they suffer from the same diseases as animals, so their simultaneous extinction makes these theories less plausible.

Did you know? The K-T extinction was not the first such massive die-off in history, nor was it the largest. The Permian-Triassic extinction event, known as the Great Dying, occurred 251.4 million years ago and eradicated 96 percent of all marine species and 70 percent of all terrestrial vertebrates species on earth.

For many years, climate change was the most credible explanation for the dinosaurs’ demise. Dinosaurs thrived in the planet’s consistently humid, tropical climate. But in the late Mesozoic Era that corresponds with the extinction of the dinosaurs, evidence shows that the planet slowly became cooler. Lower temperatures caused ice to form over the North and South poles and the oceans to become colder. Because the dinosaurs were cold-blooded–meaning they obtained body heat from the sun and the air–they would not have been able to survive in significantly colder climates. Yet some species of cold-blooded animals, such as crocodiles, did manage to survive. Also, climate change would have taken tens of thousands of years, giving the dinosaurs sufficient time to adapt.

A chronograph made for the race circuit


Calibre 4130’s performance stems particularly from the use of a vertical – instead of lateral – clutch to activate the chronograph.

This mechanical system functions on the principle of two discs, one above the other, which work together by direct friction contact and offer significant advantages: the precision of the start and stop functions as well as the smooth running of the chronograph seconds hand as soon as the pusher is pressed and the capacity of the chronograph to function for long periods of time with no negative impact on the precision of the watch.

The monobloc Cerachrom bezel in high-tech ceramic on particular versions of the Daytona offers a number of advantages: it is corrosion resistant, virtually scratchproof and the colour is unaffected by UV rays.

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