Cole, Bobby Joe, SN

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Last Rank
Seaman
Last Primary NEC
SN-0000-Seaman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman
Primary Unit
1951-1952, SN-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
Service Years
1951 - 1952
SN-Seaman

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fort Worth, TX
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 21, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Fairview Cemetery - Gainesville, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
  1951-1952, SN-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1952 Korean War
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It what was calle he the worst naval disaster of it's time, 30 men were killed on the USS St. Paul, Seaman Bobby Joe Cole was one them. On 21 April1952  while the cruiser was engaged in gun fire support operations, a sudden and serious powder fire broke out in her forward 8-inch turret. The explosion occurred in the turret's left gun, which was loaded but had the breech open. The gun captain thought the weapon had fired and told the gun's rammerman to ram another projectile into the gun's breech. The gun blew up, setting off two other powder bags in the powder hoist.


   
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