USS Walter B. Cobb (APD-106)

USS Walter B. Cobb (APD-106)

USS Walter B. Cobb (DE-596/APD-106) was a Crosley-class high speed transport of the United States Navy, named after Coxswain Walter B. Cobb (1919–1942), who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his gallant service in the Battle of Savo Island aboard USS Mugford (DD-389) and USS Ralph Talbot (DD-390). Cobb was a Pearl Harbor Survivor on USS West Virginia (BB-48). He went on to serve on USS Mugford where, on 7 August 1942, he was blown off the ship during a Japanese aerial attack. Uninjured, he was picked up by USS Ralph Talbot. On 9 August, the Ralph Talbot was hit by a Japanese aerial attack in which Cobb was killed.

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