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San Francisco News Item - Telegram

- SAN FRANCISCO NEWS ITEM-

ESCORT THAT SUNK SIX SHIPS CITED

THE SAN FRANCISCO-BUILT DESTROYER ESCORT U.S.S. ENGLAND HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION, THE NAVY ANNOUNCED TODAY. THE SHIP BUILT AT THE SAN FRANCISCO YARD OF THE BETHLEHEM STEEL CO., HAVING HER KEEL LAID IN APRIL, 1943 AND DELIVERED IN DECEMBER 1943.

COMMANDED BY COMMANDER WALTON B. PENDLETON OF 2139 STUART ST., BERKLEY, THE ENGLAND WAS CITED AS A DARING AND GALLANT FIGHTER, SUPERBLY READY FOR COMBAT, WHICH DESTROYER SIX HOSTILE SHIPS WITHIN 12 DAYS BY " STRIKING BOLDLY AND WITH EXCEPTIONAL PRECISION."