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(4) March 1947 United States Navy U.S.S. Pocono AGC-16 Pocono Press Newspapers
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The picture shows a view of (3) of the (4) (4) March 1947 United States Navy U.S.S. Pocono AGC-16 Pocono Press Newspapers in this lot. One of the papers has missed being photographed. It was behind one of the three pictured. The ship's news papers have the ship pictured at the top as well as two four star flags. The U.S.S. Pocono, AGC-16 was the flagship of the Atlantic Fleet in 1947 at the time that these newspapers were published.

There are far too many news stories in these post World War II papers to write about here, but below is a list of articles or story headlines in each, the paper's issue or date, and the numbers of pages in each. They are as follows:

Thursday Edition - March 6, 1947
(8) pages
Severe Storm Leaves Crippled Areas
Eastern Task Group Returns From Antarctic Expedition
Mexicans Stampede Stadium To View Truman, 1 Killed 100 Injured
Resolution To End Strikes Of Teachers Proposed
Peacetime Military Training Necessary Sats Gen. Chase
Landslide In Bolivia, 10 Known Dead, Passing Bus Crushed
Army Has Headache - Housing Situation In Germany
U.S. Ambassador To Poland Arrived Today
Marshall Urges Approval Of Peace Treaties
Britain Approves Emergency UN Committee
Greece Pleads For U.S. Financial Aid Immediately
Austin Says U.S. Should Maintain Power To Back UN
Testimonys On Undercover Passport Ring Commence
1946 Reached Near High Record In Major Crime
Release Of Sex Offender Causes Investigation By Governor
Stolen Base King Returns To Senators
Nicholson Taps Two Homers In Camp Game
Bill Veeck Predicts Teams For '47
Williams And York Remain Missing From Red Sox
Flores Looking Good On Mound
Reds See Movies On Batting
Phillies Pick Musial Over Williams
Senators' Infield Has Workout As A Unit
Navy Accepts Bid To NCAA Meet
Indoor Tennis
Local Golfers Defeat Fleet Team
Movie For Tonight ''The Bachelor's Daughters''

Friday Edition - March 7, 1947
(10) pages
Truman Speaks At Baylor University
Marshall Reassures Friendship Between France ad U.S.
No Security In Atom Bomb Says Einstein
Navy Admiral Retires
Russell Dies Of Heart Attack
AFL President States Opinion On Supreme Court's Decision
London Charges Violation Of Atlantic Charter By Russia
Blizzard Moves In On Moscow
London Isolated By Blizzard
Superior Judge Views Cae Of ''Forever Amber''
New Germ Killing Chemical Developed
Housing Expediter Studies End Of Vets Housing Problem
French Traitor Sentenced To Death
Election For Chairman For Atomic Energy Commissioner Postponed
U.S. And Mexico Agree
Bill On Puerto Rican Political Status To Be Introduced
OPA Must Close Shop By June 30
Miss Truman Makes Debut
Training Camp Briefs
American Hockey League
Annual Golf Tournament Starts In Miami
Army Has New Coach
French Contender For Middleweight Championship Arrives
World's Figure Skating Queen Returns From Europe
Long Island Blackbirds Out Of Tournament Competition
Flash! Our Own Local Winchell
Ancient Mariners Crash Through
Stars Of The Day
Movie For Tonight ''Cross My Heart''
Famous Last Words

Saturday Edition - March 8, 1947
(10) pages
Truman's Caribbean Trip Postponed Indefinitely
Krug Appears Before Congress In Behalf Of Hawaiian Statehood
Greek Situation Top Diplomatic Problem
Lewis Case Up Again
Vote On Atomic Energy Commission Further Postponed
London Faces Near Famine Due To Winter Weather
German Vets To Instruct GI's In Use Of Artificial Limbs
Atrocity Trial OF Kesselring Adjourned
Bolivian Military Attache Denied Admission To Argentina
Alaskan Paper Industry Answer To Newsprint Problem
Soviet Trade Mission Head In Argentina Leaves For Moscow
Former Coast Guard Commodore Becomes Member of FCC
Migrating Puerto Ricans In U.S.
Senator Taft Not A Candidate For President At Present
Railroads Request Boost In Fares
Gen. Clay's Limousine Stolen
Pan American World Airways Reduces Employee In Latin America
Training Camp Briefs (many)
Information On San Juan, Puerto Rico
A Challenge From The Engineers
CPO - Ancient Mariners Game Sunday
Divine Services For Sunday
Happy Hour!
Movie For Tonight ''The Verdict''

Thursday Edition - March 20, 1947
(12) pages
Are We Ready To Fight Russia?
Get Them Before They Get Us, Says Earle
Truman Must Continue Work On Foreign Policy Upon Return From Vacation
President Truman Leaves For Washington
Governorship Of Georgia Settled!
Russians Forbid Hungarian Publication Of U.S. Note
Petition For Ousting Of Mayor Withdrawn
Adm. Ben Morrell Predicts New Soft Coal Agreements
Wallace To Confer With British Officials
U.S.S. Leyte Scheduled For Mediterranean Duty
Portion Of Antarctic Expedition Arrives In Rio
Rescue In Gulf
Navy Untakes Biggest Search Since V-J Day
Voodoo Curse In N.C.
Carmen Miranda Weds Producer
Durocher In Hollywood
''Moral'' Don't Keep A Diary
Deportation Of Luciano Delayed
De Flumer Indicted For Murder
Appeal Of Sentence Of Mrs. Rivera Requested
Nobel Peace Prize Nominees
11 Killed In Plane Crash
Pan American Awarded Safety Award
Pocono Baseball Team
NCAA Basketball Tourney Starts Tonight
All Navy Basketball Tournament
Worsham Ties Hogan With 69
Sugar Robinston Made Offer For Bout In May
New England League Players barred From Chats While In Uniform
Chandler Plans Closed Hearing
Baseball Round-Up
Movie For Tonight ''The Strange Woman''

There is a lot of History and sports information in these papers. All four of these for one price! The multi page newspapers each measure 8'' x 13''. They appear to be in very good to excellent condition as pictured. They do have yellowing from age, a few creases or folds, and a few small edge tears, but overall they look fine. They are all readable and intact with staples. Below here, for reference, is some information about the U.S.S. Pocono AGC-16 ship:

U.S.S. Pocono (AGC-16)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Name: U.S.S. Pocono
Builder: North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina
Laid down: 30 November 1944
Launched: 25 January 1945
Acquired: 15 February 1945
Commissioned: 29 December 1945
Decommissioned: 19 June 1949
Recommissioned: 18 August 1951
Decommissioned: 16 September 1971
Struck: 1 December 1976
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 3 December 1981

General characteristics
Class & type: Adirondack class command ship
Displacement: 7,240 long tons (7,356 t) light, 13,910 long tons (14,133 t) full load
Length: 459 feet 2 inches (139.95 m)
Beam: 63 feet (19 m)
Draft: 24 feet (7.3 m)
Propulsion: Geared turbine, 1 shaft, 6,000 shp (4,474 kW)
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 490
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 caliber guns, 3 twin 40 mm AA guns, 6 single 20 mm AA guns

The U.S.S. Pocono (AGC-16) was an Adirondack class amphibious force command ship named after a range of mountains in Eastern Pennsylvania. She was designed as an amphibious force flagship, a floating command post with advanced communications equipment and extensive combat information spaces to be used by the amphibious forces commander and landing force commander during large scale operations.

Pocono, an amphibious force flagship, was laid down 30 November 1944 and launched 25 January 1945 by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, N. C., sponsored by Miss Mary V. Carmines of Messick, acquired by the Navy 15 February 1945; towed to Boston for fitting out; and commissioned 29 December 1945, Captain H. A. Sailor in command.

Service history 1946 - 1949
Pocono departed Boston on 18 March 1946 for Key West, Florida, en route to Guantanamo Bay for shakedown. The ship then proceeded to Washington, D.C., via Norfolk, and arrived in the nationís capital on 7 May. During the next few years, she operated off the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland to Trinidad. Early in 1948, she was flagship of Admiral W. H. P. Blandy, Commander Atlantic Fleet. Pocono decommissioned at Norfolk on 19 June 1949 and moved to Bayonne, New Jersey, where she entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.

1951 - 1959
Pocono was recommissioned on 18 August 1951 to serve as flagship for Commander, Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet. She operated in this capacity in the Caribbean and off the East Coast of the U.S. until 1956. On 31 October 1956, during the Suez Crisis, the Commander in Chief, Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, embarked in Pocono, and remained on board until 13 December. In September 1957 Pocono served as flagship for a 38 ship amphibious task force in NATO exercise ''Deepwater'' off the coast of Turkey. In early 1958 Pocono served as flagship for operation ''Packard X'', an Atlantic Fleet amphibious exercise at Onslow Beach, N.C. On 23 June 1958 she departed the U.S. bound for the Mediterranean. She was diverted to Beirut, Lebanon, where she controlled the landing that assisted that nation. During her three month stay in Beirut, she performed such functions as air control and command communications. Because of the Lebanon Crisis the regular six month Mediterranean deployment was extended to nine months, with Pocono returning to Norfolk on 20 March 1959.

1960 - 1971
On 11 January 1960 Pocono again departed Norfolk for the Mediterranean where she participated in four amphibious landing exercises, including a joint NATO landing at Porto Scudo, Sardinia, before returning to Norfolk on 14 June. She participated in Caribbean landing exercises in July 1960 and February 1961. On 11 April 1961 she departed for the Mediterranean, and participated in several amphibious landings, including a joint NATO landing at the Gulf of Saros, Turkey, before returning to Norfolk on 12 October. After an extensive overhaul she departed 10 April 1962 for the Caribbean, and 23 July for the Mediterranean. When the Cuban Missile Crisis arose, Pocono was recalled to the United States. She carried the flag of Commander, Amphibious Forces, Atlantic, and remained in operational readiness in Norfolk. For the rest of 1962, 1963, and through most of 1964 Pocono remained in the U.S. In early 1964 she participated in two landing exercises at Onslow Beach, N.C. On 11 October she deployed for ''Steelpike I'', which included an assault with helicopter landings at Huelva Bay, Spain. She returned to Norfolk on 25 November. Pocono departed Norfolk 21 May 1965 en route to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to aid in the peace-keeping operation there. She provided the platform from which Vice Admiral John S. McCain directed the naval forcesí support of this operation. From late 1965 through early 1968 Pocono participated in further operations in the Caribbean and off the east coast of the U.S., returning to Norfolk on 24 February 1968. Decommissioned on 16 September 1971, she was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 December 1976. Pocono was sold for non transportation use 3 December 1981 to Union Minerals & Alloys of New York, N.Y. and scrapped.

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