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December 1948-January 1949-Beirut, Lebanon and Port Said, Egypt


USN 1043637:   USS Hamul (AD-20), port view, circa 1959.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: USN 1043637: USS Hamul (AD-20), port view, circa 1959. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

On December 10, 1948, during the Palestine War, USS Hamul (AD-20) deployed from Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, for visits to Beirut, Lebanon, and Port Said, Egypt.  The mission was to deliver blankets for the Arabian refugees from the conflict.   Arriving in Beirut eleven days later, Hamul began to unload the approximately 50,000 blankets provided through the United Nations.  The entire mission lasted thirty-seven days.  


NH 86270:   USS Hamul (AD-20), at anchor in Great Sound, Bermuda, on July 1944, serving as flagship, July 1944.  NHHC Photograph Collection
Caption: NH 86270: USS Hamul (AD-20), at anchor in Great Sound, Bermuda, on July 1944, serving as flagship, July 1944. NHHC Photograph Collection
Published: Thu Apr 23 13:11:14 EDT 2020