USS Craven (DD-70)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-3-6399-9866-5;
USS Craven (DD-70), a Caldwell-class destroyer, served in the United States Navy, and later in the Royal Navy as HMS Lewes. The second US Navy ship named for Commander Tunis Craven (1813–1864), Craven was launched on 29 June 1918 by Norfolk Navy Yard, sponsored by Mrs. F. Learned, daughter of Commander Craven, and commissioned on 19 October 1918, Lieutenant Commander M. B. McComb in command. Craven cruised on the east coast and in the Caribbean in training, maneuvers, and torpedo practice, until 3 May 1919 when she sailed from New York for Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland. Here she served on a weather station and observed the flight of Navy seaplanes in the historic first aerial crossing of the Atlantic. After overhaul, Craven participated in Army gun tests at Fort Story, Virginia, and had recruiting duty at Hampton Roads, Virginia; Fall River, Massachusetts, and Newport, Rhode Island, until placed in reserve at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10...
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