For over 2 years she maintained the net defenses at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone, and also installed submarine nets at Trujillo Bay, Honduras; Port Limon, Costa Rica; and Talora Bay, Peru. Mimosa commissioned 10 December 1942. In January 1944, 1-1⁄2 years after she herself had escaped a torpedo attack, Mimosa gave witness to the effectiveness with which the Navy’s antisubmarine program had checked the U-boat menace when she assisted in removing the nets along the Costa Rican and Honduran coasts. During this duty, the vessel was redesignated AN-26 on 20 January.
The following year on 2 September as the war ended on Missouri’s deck, Mimosa began removing the 6-1⁄2 miles of nets she had been tending. The job complete, she sailed 26 October for San Pedro, California, arriving 27 November.
The C-27J tactical military transport aircraft, jointly developed by Alenia Aeronautica and Lockheed Martin, has been chosen by the Bulgarian Defence Ministry within a selection process for the supply of eight units aimed at replacing the current fleet of Antonov An-26 airlifters.(DEFENCE)
Jun 22, 2005; The C-27J tactical military transport aircraft, jointly developed by Alenia Aeronautica and Lockheed Martin, has been chosen by...