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This section contains various accounts of the sinking of the USS Rich from various sources. These sources include newspaper articles, official reports, and various books.

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Article Title Description
The Last Hours of the USS Rich  The official loss of ship report submitted to the Secretary of the Navy by the commanding officer of the USS Rich.
History of the USS Blessman  Excerpt from the history of the USS Blessman APD 48, DE 69
History of US Naval Operations in WWII  From volume XI, chapter X, pp.171 and 172 of the History of United States Naval Operations in WWII by Samuel Elliot Morison.
At Close Quarters  Excerpt from At Close Quarters. PT Boats in the United States Navy by Captain Robert J. Buckley, Jr., Part VII, No. 1, pp 353-355
Office of Naval Records and History  The history of the USS Rich DE695 from the Office of Naval Records and History, Ship Histories Section, Navy Department
Minesweeper Staff (AM114)  The confidential deck log remarks for Thursday, June 8, 1944 from the Minesweeper Staff (AM114)
Blasts Mangle, Sink Survivor-Laden US Warship Article that appeared on the front page of the night final edition of the Akron Beacon Journal, July 14th, 1944
New York Times, July 14th, 1944 Photocopy of article from the New York Times, July 14th, 1944 which lists the USS Rich as lost at Normandy.
15 Allied Vessels Lost in Invasion Photocopy of article from the New York Times, July 14th, 1944 which lists the USS Rich as lost at Normandy.
Map of Utah Beach Map of Utah Beach showing location of the USS Rich, the USS Corry, and the USS Glennon.

 

  

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