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Buchannan lazied at stefan.be
Wed Jan 13 01:06:27 CET 2010

Eature of the system was the appointment of a convoy commodore. This
officer was quite distinct from the commanding officer of the vessel
forming the ocean escort, but acted under his orders when in company.
The duty of the convoy commodore, whose broad pennant was hoisted in one
of the ships, was, subject to instructions from the commanding officer
of the escorting vessel, to take general charge of the convoy. The
convoy commodores were either naval officers, admirals or captains on
the active or retired lists, or experienced merchant captains. The
duties were most arduous and responsible, but there was no lack of
volunteers for this work. Many of the convoy commodores had their ships
sunk under them. The country has every reason for much gratitude to
those who undertook this difficult and very responsible task. By July we
had succeeded in increasing the strength of the anti-submarine convoy
escorting force to thirty-three destroyers (eleven of which belonged to
the United States Navy) and ten sloops, with eleven more destroyers for
the screening of troop transports through the submari
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