USS Dale (DD-4) in dry dock, Gibraltar, 1918

USS Dale (DD-4) in dry dock, Gibraltar, 1918


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USS Dale (DD-4) in dry dock, Gibraltar, 1918

Here we see the Bainbridge class destroyer USS Dale (DD-4) in dry dock in Gibraltar in 1918. By this point the original open bridge has been given windows, as part of efforts to adapt these early destroyersfor operations in the Atlantic during the First World War.


Famous 50 Destroyers

This photo of the USS Fairfax, DD-93, shows a typical four stacker destroyer of the kind traded to Great Britain, photo probably taken in the 1930’s.

In September 1940, the United States while neutral, traded 50 over age destroyers to Great Britain for 99-year rights to establish American national defense bases on British territory in the Western Hemisphere.

The ships were originally commissioned in 1918 and 1919. Some had been decommissioned since 1922 and were recommissioned to participate in the Neutrality Patrol or specifically to prepare for transfer to the Royal Navy. Each vessel was renamed for a town common to Great Britain and the United States. The ships transferred to Canada were named for a river common to the two countries.

By the spring of 1940, the U-boat offensive against shipping to and from Great Britain had the Royal Navy’s escort forces stretched to the limit. It was against this background that on May 15, Prime Minister Winston Churchill sent a cable to President Franklin D. Roosevelt requesting 40 or 50 older destroyers “to bridge the gap between those available and the large new construction underway”.

The President’s response was not encouraging, but the following month, after more heavy destroyer losses in the British Fleet, a further shift of naval strength in Germany’s favor due to Italy’s entry into the war and the surrender of France, a new plea from Churchill received favorable consideration.

Although the climate for providing the requested aid had improved, there were substantial obstacles to overcome. It was an election year and there was a strong isolationist sentiment among segments of the population and there were legal prohibitions to giving or selling the destroyers to a belligerent nation. Against this background, the possbility of trading the destroyers for British base site along the Atlantic coast was introduced.

After negotiations with Britain and the Attorney General’s legal opinion, which cleared the way, the agreement for the exchange was signed at 7 p.m. on Sept 2, 1940. Admiral Harold M. Stark, Chief of Naval Operations, signed the necessary documents certifying that the destroyers were not essential to national security the next day.

The first contingent of eight destroyers sailed from Boston for Halifax on Sept. 4 and arrived Sept 6. By coincidence, some of the destroyers arrived at the entrance to the harbor just as an ocean liner entered the port carrying the first of the British crews. The ships were transferred fully armed, lavishly provisioned, and with spare parts intact.

Obviously, the Navy and the destroyer personnel had been forewarned of the possibility of the impending transfer. The Commander of the Atlantic Squadron had been alerted on August 20 that the target date of handing over the first eight destroyers was Sept. 6 and the transfer site would be Halifax, Nova Scotia. The eight ships were commissioned in the Royal Navy Sept. 9, and five had reached the destination in the British Isles by the end of the month.

The other contingents were transferred to their new owners Sept. 23 and 24, Oct 8 and 23, Nov 26 and Dec 5, 1940. All of the ships, with one exception, served in the North Atlantic as soon as they had completed necessary initial modifications. The CAMERON, ex Welles, was severely damaged during a German air raid while in dry dock at Portsmouth on Dec 5. Deemed unsuitable for active sea service, the hulk was studied to determine damage control and design information.


Why getting the Antarctica Service Medal is so difficult

Posted On January 28, 2019 18:44:14

Easily one of the rarest medals a troop can earn is the Antarctica Service Medal. Spend a single day in Antarctica, south of 60 degrees latitude in the Southern hemisphere, and you’ve forever got bragging rights.

Do it in the wintertime and you’ve earned a distinctive “Wintered Over” clasp you can hold over everyone else. But being authorized to get down there is the hardest part.

Since its discovery in 1820, numerous nations who’ve landed in Antarctica have stuck their flags in the ground and claimed it as their own. Because the continent has essentially no readily available resources, is extremely remote, and was nearly impossible to settle on long-term, the flags (and their claims) were fairly weak.

So you can kind of get an understanding why there’s nothing in Antarctica. (Photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen)

But that didn’t stop many nations from trying to hold a claim. The United Kingdom (and, by extension, Australia and New Zealand), France, Norway, Argentina, Chile, and Nazi Germany all claimed portions of the continent. The United States and the USSR also held the right to make a claim but never did.

To ease tensions between all parties in 1959, the Antarctica Treaty was established which laid the ground rules for the continent. It was agreed that Antarctica is the “common heritage of mankind” and could not belong to an entity, territorial claim or not.

This was established to increase scientific understanding of the region and allow scientists the ability to freely communicate. Another article of the treaty bans military personnel and nuclear weapons testing from the continent.

Which is kind of remarkable if you consider it was brokered during the height of the Cold War. (Photo by Sarah E. Marshall)

The only exception to this policy is that troops are allowed entry into Antarctica as long as it’s done for scientific research and other peaceful purposes — this is the exact mission of every troop who travels south of the 60-degree line.

Airmen, sailors, and coast guardsmen will routinely travel to scientific research facilities to give aid, transportation, or supplies. However, finding the justification to send soldiers or Marines is more limited.

These troops can be found at McMurdo Station, one of the largest coastal facilities on the continent, and Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, which is a scientific research facility located at the geographic south pole.

Just let that sink in a bit. Coasties can get that cooler medal far easier than a grunt. Stings doesn’t it? (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst)

MIGHTY CULTURE

Catalogue description CREW LISTS AND SHIPS' AGREEMENTS

These records consist of the Crew Lists and Ships' Agreements, with some Official (Crew) Log Books, which were required by law to be sent to the Registrar of Shipping and Seamen for ships registered in the United Kingdom. Vessels engaged in coastal or cross-Channel trade made a return half-yearly, while ships going to more distant ports completed an agreement for each voyage. These agreements and crew lists usually include such information as the destination of the ship and the names of individual crew members with age, rank, place of birth, former ship and wage. The Official Log is not the full ship's log, but only a record of certain incidents relating to the crew and sometimes to passengers, such as deaths on board, which had to be reported to the Registrar.

When the documents were made available by the Public Record Office in 1966, this office asked for the records of ships in three categories. The first, and by far the largest, consists of ships registered in Southampton. Secondly, we claimed vessels which had been built in Southampton and, thirdly, ships which mainly used this port, especially the passenger liners which were so important to Southampton but few of which were registered here. In the first category, the attempt was made to obtain all available records except for those of vessels known to be yachts under 40 tons or dumb barges. In the second and third categories, the ships had first to be identified, and these sections are by no means comprehensive in any case, we could only have the documents if they were not required by the port of registry.

The primary purpose of this list is to provide the names of ships for which crew lists and agreements are deposited in the Southampton Record Office, with the dates and number of items. The additional information given here was gathered partly from the original registration of the vessels, but mainly from the documents themselves. Users should note that the particulars of Owners, Masters and Voyages have been extracted by a number of different people, most of them inexperienced in this work, and it has not been possible to check more than obvious discrepancies. It must be emphasised, therefore, that these details should be used with caution. It is planned to make at a later date an index of Owners and Masters.

The number of items entered for each year is the number of documents, not of complete returns. In some cases there may be only a single sheet recording the release of a crew member on the other hand, in later years, several documents sometimes make up one crew list. The entry "NA" indicates that the relevant box was not available, so there is a good chance that the documents exist and are held elsewhere, probably among those retained by the Public Record Office and the National Maritime Museum. No lists were available for certain notable ships, or for years ending in 5, eg. 1875.

Some indication has been given of voyages made by the vessels. The amount of information in the documents varies greatly. For long distance voyages, the authorised destination is often given in the most general terms and the only clues lie in entries made at various ports of call. Coastal vessels sometimes give a detailed schedule of calls but at others only a general description. No attempt has been made to indicate whether the information covers the whole year, though this can sometimes be deduced.

Ships of larger Companies included in Crew Lists (and a few local companies with several ships)


RFA Plumleaf (2)

Reproduced with permission of the MOD

RFA Plumleaf at Old Kilpatrick on the Clyde

Class: SECOND LEAF CLASS Support Tanker

Laid down: August 1958
Builder: Blyth Drydock & Engineering Co, Cowpen Quay, Blyth
Launched: 29 March 1960
Into Service: 24 August 1960
Out of service: 1986
Fate: Broken Up

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

Background Data In June 1956 the London Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference discussed Britain’s future naval strategy and the vulnerability of static bases in the face of world-wide change. Consideration was given to the provision of Fleet Trains to supply warships at sea and the Admiralty announced plans to build up a force of such ships. So began a period of major Fleet modernisation with the bare-boat chartering of eight motor tankers for freighting duties that reintroduced the LEAF names to the Fleet. These eight vessels were all broadly similar and were bare-boat chartered as replacements for the DALE and WAVE Classes. Although primarily intended for freighting duties, most of them were also capable of replenishment at sea

18 December 1959 Mr Thomas L Morton RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

6 January 1960 Captain John M Humphrey OBE DSC RFA appointed as Master

29 March 1960 launched by Blyth Drydock & Engineering Co, Cowpen Quay, Blyth as Yard Nr: 373 named PLUMLEAF (2) for Wm Cory & Son Ltd, London. The Lady Sponsor was Lady Dorothea Metcalfe, the wife of Sir Ralph Metcalfe, a Director of the owners

4 August 1960 Captain Russell G Edmonds RFA appointed as Master

24 August 1960 bareboat chartered by the Admiralty for an initial 19 year period

11 November 1960 Captain Leslie G Rowling DSC RFA appointed as Master

12 November 1960 at Devonport moved from Plymouth Sound to Yonderbury Oil Fuel Jetty

14 November 1960 at Devonport moved from Yonderbury Oil Fuel Jetty to Plymouth Sound

4 March 1961 at Devonport moved from Plymouth Sound to Yonderbury Oil Fuel Jetty

1 August 1961 at Devonport moved from Plymouth Sound to No: 7 wharf

8 August 1961 at Devonport moved from No: 7 wharf to Plymouth Sound

17 August 1961 Captain A H MacKenzie RFA appointed as Master

16 June 1962 berthed at Malta

12 October 1962 Captain Ronald V Warren DSC RFA appointed as Master

8 January 1963 Humanitarian aid - arrived off the lighthouse at Jabal At Tair, a rocky islet in the Red Sea in response to a signal flown requesting medical assistance and evacuated a Maltese lighthouse keeper suffering from appendicitis and landed him to hospital at Aden the following day

20 January 1963 Mr R E Davies RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

4 May 1963 at Singapore General Hospital Fireman's Cook Lam Luk Hing discharged dead - heart attack

30 May 1963 Captain Albert E Curtain OBE RD RFA appointed as Master

16 October 1963 Mr J Scott RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

5 January 1964 at Penang to land a sick Radio Officer

February 1964 engaged in FOCINCFEF exercises

14 July 1964 Mr J Edge RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

21 October 1964 Captain Joe Dines RD RFA appointed as Master

18 January 1965 the Times newspaper reported .

28 November 1965 Captain Dan de V Moulds RFA appointed as Master

January 1966 her abeam replenishment rigs were fitted to her during a refit

RFA Plumleaf (2) in the Firth of Forth

25 April 1966 Mr W M Clements RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

15 February 1967 Captain G Bray MBE RFA appointed as Master

24 April 1967 RASed with HMS RELENTLESS during the Beira Patrol

27 April 1967 RASed with HMS RELENTLESS during the Beira Patrol

19 July 1967 Mr J Ross RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

30 September 1967 at Singapore

12 December 1967 lost her radar scanner during a storm off Gibraltar which necessitated a new one being fitted there

8 February 1968 her Ship’s Badge was officially presented to her

March 1968 sailed River Tyne for Devonport in company with RFA DEWDALE (2) and RFA WAVE CHIEF

26 June 1968 Captain David P Kindersley RFA appointed as Master

20 September 1969 at Glasgow

31 October 1969 delayed Scotstoun through industrial action by the Unions against Barclay Curle. Other commerical ships were also delayed by the same action - reported in the Glasgow Herald

1969 was diverted to stand by RFA BAYLEAF (2) who, after a long refit, suffered a reoccurrence of an engine defect and towed her to Bombay for repairs

5 February 1970 at Singapore

10 November 1971 berthed at Simonstown Dockyard, South Africa

1972 passed to the ownership of Ocean Fleets Ltd, London

22 August 1972 noon position 28°58N 50°05W. RASed with RFA SIR PERCIVALE

Between 31 October 1972 and 6 November 1972 during exercises RASed with RFA's ORANGELEAF (2), STROMNESS and SIR LANCELOT plus HMS EURYALUS

25 November 1972 in the South Atlantic RASed with US Navy units of TU27.8.4 - USS's Davis, Dewey, Sellens also with PNS Badr and IIN (Iranian) Milanian, Saan & Zaal

10 January 1973 at Torbay pumpover with RFA DEWDALE (2)

12 May 1973 Captain Barry H Rutterford RFA appointed as Master

Captain Barry H Rutterford RFA

9 June 1973 berthed at Simonstown Dockyard, South Africa

6 August 1973 sailed Tahiti with the Governor of Pitcairn Island and his wife embarked

10 August 1973 anchored off Pitcairn Island

14 August 1973 sailed Pitcairn Island returning the Governor and his wife to Tahiti together with two Royal Engineers who had been brought to the island by RFA TIDEFLOW in July 1973

28 February 1974 at Singapore

26 April 1974 at the River Tyne

1974 transferred to the ownership of Liquid Gas Tankers Ltd (Cory Maritime Ltd, Managers) London

6 July 1974 berthed at Simonstown Dockyard, South Africa

4 February 1975 at 12°24S 41°39E RASed with RFA TIDESURGE (1)

29 April 1975 Captain Rex A Cooper RFA appointed as Master

5 June 1975 the Suez Canal reopened after the 1967 Arab / Israeli War and RFA PLUMLEAF (2) became the first vessel to pass through the newly-opened waterway

2 March 1976 on exercises at Harstad, Narvik, Norway

1977 passed to the ownership of Blue Funnel Bulkships Ltd, London

8 May 1977 at 08°50N 23°29W RASed with RFA's GREEN ROVER and TIDEPOOL

3 July 1977 in the Belize area with RFA REGENT and HMS ACHILLES

30 September 1977 at Portsmouth

26 November 1977 at Bahrein

15 February 1978 at Gosport Oil Jetty, Portsmouth

23 March 1978 at Plymouth

15 May 1978 off the US Virgin Islands and together with RFA's LYNESS, RESOURCE (2) and OLMEDA engaged in RASes with HMS's ARK ROYAL, DEVONSHIRE and ANTELOPE

18 June 1978 berthed at Portsmouth with RFA GOLD ROVER outboard of her

© Tim Webb – used with permission

3 October 1978 RASed with RFA OLWEN and HMS FEARLESS

5 October 1978 RASed with HMY BRITANNIA

6 October 1978 RASed with USS's Blakely and Adams

9 October 1978 RASed with RFA OLWEN

16 October 1978 RASed with HMY BRITANNIA

18 October 1978 RASed with RFA REGENT and HMS AURORA

21 March 1979 to 5 April 1979 part of TG316.1 to Capetown, South Africa

26 March 1979 RASed with RFA REGENT

28 March 1979 Pumpump over with RFA TIDEPOOL

29 March 1979 Pumpump over with RFA TIDEPOOL (night time operation?)

12 June 1979 Pumpover with RFA OLMEDA (from 1220 to 0020 the next day)

15 October 1979 at Chatham

13 February 1982 at Fawley

6 April 1982 completed Exercise Springtrain at Gibraltar and was preparing for a Fast East deployment

10 April 1982 RAS trials with requisitioned ships Canbera and Elk

19 April 1982 sailed Portland with RFA REGENT and HMS ARDENT and HMS ARGONAUT for Ascension Island arriving on 1 May 1982 on Operation Corporate

19 April 1982 sailed Portland for service during Operation Corporate - the Falklands Conflict - and headed south in company with RFA REGENT and escorted by the frigates HM ships ARDENT and ARGONAUT. She had previously conducted RAS trials with the requisitioned ships CANBERRA and ELK

21, 23 and 26 April 1982 RASed with HMS ARDENT and HMS ARGONAUT

28 April 1982 RASed with RFA REGENT

© George Mortimer - RFAHS member

29 April 1982 began operations around Ascension Island

1 May 1982 RASed the troop ship Canberra supplying 2,171 tons of fuel at 7 54S 14 25W

RASing with the troop ship Canberra with MV Norland astern during Operation Corporate

© George Mortimer RFAHS member

May 1982 RASed with British Tamar receiving 503 tons

3 May 1982 sailed Ascension Island - RASed with HMS FEARLESS, HMS ARDENT and HMS ARGONAUT

6 May 1982 sailed Ascension area along with RFA TIDEPOOL and escorted by the frigates HM ships ARDENT and ARGONAUT to join the Carrier Battle Group - TG 317.8

10 May 1982 entered the TEZ (Total Exclusion Zone) around the Falkland Islands

11 May 1982 RASed with RFA SIR GERAINT

12 May 1982 RASed with HMS PLYMOUTH

13 May 1982 conducted a pump over with RFA PEARLEAF (2) in position 47.34 S 38.28 W during which the latter received 2440t of fuel

15 May 1982 RASed with HMS ANTRIM

16 May 1982 detached and became part of the “motorway chain“ of tankers between the Falklands and the UK along with RFA’s APPLELEAF (3), BAYLEAF (3) and PEARLEAF (2)

18 May 1982 RASed with British Dart receiving 8,201 tons

20 May 1982 RASed HMS AMBUSCADE and HMS EXETER

23 May 1982 RASed HMS ACTIVE, HMS AVENGER, and HMS BRISTOL

24 May 1982 RASed HMS ANDROMEDA, HMS CARDIFF and HMS MINERVA

29 May 1982 at 39°09S 29°55W hoved to due to Force 10 - 11 conditions

30 May 1982 RASed HMS GLASGOW

3 June 1982 suffered an engine breakdown and after repairs resumed her “motorway tanking” operations

4 June 1982 RASed HMS GLASGOW

10 June 1982 RASed with HMS DUMBARTON CASTLE - mail and stores

13 June 1982 RASed HMS Alacrity and HMS Argonaut

14 June 1982 RASed with Cable Ship Iris and British Dart - receiving 2,246 tons from this second ship

© George Mortimer RFAHS member

16 June 1982 RASed with RFA FORT AUSTIN then relieved from “tanking” operations and headed back to Ascension Island

26 June 1982 RASed with the requisitioned ferry Rangatira at 17.09N 18.34W which was enroute to the Falklands to act as an Accommodation Ship

© George Mortimer RFAHS member

1 July 1982 RASed with HMS RHYL, HMS DIOMEDE and HMS DANAE

2 July 1982 RASed with HMS ARROW

3 July 1982 RASed with HMS ARROW again

5 July 1982 RASed with HMS PLYMOUTH and HMS GLAMORGAN

9 July 1982 RASed with HMS BRILLIANT and HMS FEARLESS

10 July 1982 RASed with HMS INTREPID

11 July 1982 arrived at Gibraltar

21 July 1982 RASed with HMS AMBUSCADE

24 July 1982 RASed with HMS EXETER, HMS YARMOUTH and HMS CARDIFF

29 July 1982 RASed HMS RHYL

31 July 1982 RASed HMS Minerva and HMS Active

26 August 1982 arrived back U.K. on completion of Operation Corporate duties. She had spent 85 days in support, had issued 19,523 tonnes of fuel during 55 replenishment serials and had received 10.950 tonnes of fuel from requisitioned BP tankers

7 September 1982 to 7 September 1982 undertook Exercise Short Engagement in the Portsmouth area

November 1982 at Colombo with HMNZS CANTERBURY and HMS GALATEA

1 January 1983 to 3 January 1983 at Mombasa loading fesh water with HMNZS CANTERBURY and HMS GALATEA

3 January 1983 sailed Mombassa

5 January 1983 jackstay transfer of diving team from HMNZS CANTERBURY and sailed to Zanzibar

10 January 1983 sailed Zanzibar to Port Louis, Mauritius arriving 20 January 1983

24 January 1983 sailed Port Louis, Mauritius to Diego Garcia

26 January 1983 RASed with HMNZS CANTERBURY and HMS GALATEA

29 January 1983 arrived at Diego Garcia

1 February 1983 sailed Diego Garcia for the Gulf of Oman RASing with HMNZS CANTERBURY and HMS GALATEA every second day

12 February 1983 RASed with HMNZS CANTERBURY and HMS GALATEA and then sailed towards Bahrein

21 February 1983 RASed with HMNZS CANTERBURY and HMS GALATEA

28 February 1983 arrived at Karachi

4 March 1983 sailed from Karachi for Mombasa

21 April 1983 berthed at Gosport Oil Jetty

August 1983 Navy News newspaper reported -

19 October 1983 moored on the River Tyne

23 November 1983 to 1 December 1983 duties in the Portland Exercise area

5 March 1984 berthed on the Gosport Oil Fuel Jetty

6 September 1984 at Plymouth

7 November 1984 JMC843 in the Forth area

13 November 1984 following refuelling HMS AVENGER at sea in heavy weather and just as the RAs rig was being prepared to refuel HMS ALACRITY the rig collapsed into the sea

23 November 1984 was presented with her Falkland Islands 1982 Battle Honour at Rosyth by Admiral Sir Nicolas Hunt KCB LVO, who was then FOSNI

25 March 1985 to 11 April 1985 duties in the Portland Exercise area

12 June 1985 to 22 June 1985 JMC852 from Rosyth

28 August 1985 at Portsmouth

27 January 1986 at Portsmouth

7 July 1986 to 3 August 1986 duties in the Portland Exercise area

5 October 1986 final RAS was with the frigate HMS ACHILLES in the Gulf of Mexico

8 November 1986 sailed Devonport for redelivery to her owners in the Far East and spent some time in Gibraltar being prepared

12 December 1986 sailed from Singapore

17 December 1986 arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up by Cheng Yung Enterprises Ltd

1. became the first of this Class of Leaf’s to transit the Panama Canal

2. was the first ship to pass through the Suez Canal when it reopened in 1975

3. was one of the 17 tankers employed in the Mozchan on Beira Patrol duties

4. RFA PLUMLEAF (2) served 26 years 3 months in the RFA

5. sailed approximately 2,554,397 miles

6. number of Engine Hours from new - 156,500

7. during Operation Corporate (the Falklands War) RAS'ed 55 ships and issued a total of 19,523 m³ and received 10,950 m³ of fuel oil respectively


RFA War Afridi

Class: WAR CLASS Freighting Tanker - 7 cargo tanks

Laid down:
Builder: Robert Duncan, Port Glasgow

Launched: 11 November 1919
Into Service: 29 January 1920

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

Background Data : To combat the alarming losses of British merchant ships during WW1, the New Ministries and Secretaries Act was passed in December 1916, which provided for the appointment of a Shipping Controller with very wide powers “to take such steps as he thinks best for providing and maintaining an efficient supply of shipping”. On 20 December 1916, the first meeting of the Merchant Shipbuilding Advisory Committee took place where it was decided that an extensive shipbuilding programme should be started, the ships to be of a simple design and as far as possible to be of a standard type as regards hulls and engines. These new vessels for the Government were given a standard nomenclature, the prefix to their names being WAR. 821 vessels were ordered from U.K. yards and abroad and 416 were completed to Government order, 279 were sold and transferred to private owners before completion and the remainder were cancelled. Of the 416 completed to Government order, 15 were transferred to Admiralty service as oilers. They were all modified versions of the A and B Class standard dry cargo ships, known as the Z Class. All had 2 large dry cargo holds, 6 of them had 5 cargo tanks and the remaining 9 had 7 cargo tanks, specially designed for the carriage of heavy fuel oil. Most of them were initially under commercial management.

11 November 1919 after launching she was towed to the James Watt Dock at Greenock for her engines to be fitted.

29 January 1920 ran trials and placed under initial management of C.T. Bowring & Co Ltd, Liverpool

15 February 1920 arived Port Said from the Clyde

24 May 1920 sailed Port Said

15 July 1920 arrived Suez from Abadan

16 July 1920 sailed Port Said for Constantinople

4 September 1920 arrived at Suez from Abadan

20 September 1920 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

4 October 1920 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

5 October 1920 sailed Portsmouth Harbour

21 November 1920 berthed at Port Arthur, Texas from Rotterdam - source New York Herald of 22 November 1920. RFA BRITISH LANTERN berthed at Port Arthur on the same day

28 December 1920 sailed Port Arthur, Texas for Avonmouth

17 January 1921 berthed at Templepreedy from Port Arthur, Texas

3 February 1921 arrived at Port Said

10 February 1921 sailed Suez

14 February 1921 passed Perrim east bound when on passage to Abadan

11 March 1921 arrived Port Sudan

17 March 1921 passed Perrim East bound

23 June 1921 arrived at Suez from Abadan

24 June 1921 sailed Port Said for Devonport

3 August 1921 arrived at Port Arthur from Rosyth

7 August 1921 sailed Port Arthur for Devonport

11 August 1921 reported to the US Navy Radio Service her position was 27°52N 79°34W and published in the New York Tribune on 12 August 1921

15 September 1921 arrived Port Said from Milford Haven

17 October 1921 arrived Suez from Abadan

2 December 1921 arrived Glasgow from Abadan

9 December 1921 while berthed on the River Clyde was hit by another vessel which had been involved in an accident with two other ships. All four ships were damaged - in the case of WAR AFRIDI to her bow. The matter of blame was heard in the Scottish High Court in 1923. The other ships involved were the ss Bogota, the ss Alconda and a tug Samson

1 January 1922 arrived at Port Arthur from the Clyde

3 January 1922 in collision with a tug Waban - location currently unknown but reported in a US Congress report of 1926

Tug Waban with which RFA War Afridi was in collision

25 January 1922 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

26 January 1922 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

28 January 1922 sailed Portsmouth Harbour

11 February 1922 sailed Suez for Abadan

1 April 1922 at 36°22N 0°1E Fireman James Brown discharged dead - natural causes - buried at sea

3 April 1922 passed Malta

13 October 1922 arrived at Malta from Plymouth

9 November 1922 arrived at Abadan from Malta

30 November 1922 arrived Suez from Abadan

6 December 1922 sailed Malta for Devonport

18 December 1922 berthed at Devonport from Abadan with 2 passengers. Captain Alfred N Beavan was the Master

11 April 1923 arrived at Port Said from the Clyde

16 May 1923 alongside the Oil Wharf, Singapore

21 May 1923 at the Main Dock, Kepple Harbour, Singapore

2 July 1923 alongside the Oil Wharf, Singapore

28 September 1923 to 2 October 1923 in dry dock, Singapore

12 November 1923 alongside the Oil Wharf, Kepple Harbour, Singapore

15 November 1923 alongside the Main Wharf, Kepple Harbour, Singapore

18 November 1923 sailed Singapore for Abadan

21 November 1923 the Admiralty Fuel & Stores Officer, Singapore advertised in the local press -

26 November 1923 Captain Arthur Flower RFA as Master

Captain Arthur Flower RFA

24 December 1923 alongside the Oil Wharf, Kepple Harbour, Singapore

9 January 1924 at Abadan - sailed 13 January 1924

6 February 1924 arrived at Albany, Western Australia

16 February 1924 at Albany, Western Australia the ships football team played a local football team

20 February 1924 an advert from the Albany Advertiser of the date might suggest a 'good run ashore

2 March 1924 1815hrs berthed alongside HMS HOOD at King Georges Sound, Albany, Western Australia and supplied 2,006 tons of FFO to the battle cruiser

3 March 1924 cast off from HMS HOOD and moored alongside HMS REPULSE to refuel her

HMS REPULSE

7 March 1924 sailed Albany, Western Australia for Tarakan

16 March 1924 arrived at Singapore

27 March 1924 berthed at Singapore - sailed 1 April 1924

12 April 1924 berthed at Singapore

4 May 1924 at Suez - sailed 9 May 1924

14 May 1924 arrived at Aden - sailed 15 May 1924

25 May 1924 berthed at Abadan

25 June 1924 berthed at Abadan sailed 28 June 1924

30 June 1924 at sea in the Persian Gulf at 26°20N 55°27E Sailor Lee Ah Poo discharged dead. He died from beri - beri. He had signed on at Singapore on 1 April 1924. He was buried at sea.

15 July 1924 at Suez to transit Suez Canal arrived Port Said the same day

20 July 1924 berthed at Malta until 27 August 1924

15 September 1924 at Port Said to transit the Suez Canal having sailed from Malta

16 September 1924 arrived Suez

30 September 1924 berthed Abadan

16 October 1924 berthed at the Oil Wharf, Kepple Harbour, Singapore - sailed 17 October 1924

1 November 1924 berthed at Hong Kong

7 November 1924 berthed at Singapore - sailed the same day

22 November 1924 berthed at Abadan - sailed 25 November 1924

9 December 1924 arrived at Suez from Abadan

11 December 1924 at Port Said sailed to Malta arriving 15 December 1924

14 February 1925 berthed alongside the Oil Wharf, Kepple Harbour, Singapore at the same time as RFA OLEANDER (2)

20 March 1925 Captain Herman R Elsby RFA appointed as Master

1 June 1925 Mr C Ansell RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer appointed

22 June 1925 berthed at the Oil Wharf, Kepple Harbour

22 March 1926 Mr Charles A Smith RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

Chief Engineer Officer Charles A Smith RFA

10 May 1926 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

14 May 1926 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

30 June 1926 off Sultan Shoal Quartermaster Chievi Leng discharged dead - disappeared - supposed drowned

6 May 1927 berthed at Freemantle from Abadan with bunkers for HMS RENOWN

24 May 1927 sailed Freemantle for Singapore

2 June 1927 berthed at Singapore

15 June 1927 at 17°42N 67°01E 2nd Engineer Officer Daniel David Barrett discharged dead - missing presumed drowned

2nd Engineer Officer Daniel David Barrett

7 July 1927 at 5°55N 95°37E Fireman Tong Leu discharged dead - natural causes

10 July 1927 arrived at Singapore from Abadan. Sailed same day to Hong Kong

3 August 1927 at the Oil Wharf, Kepple Harbour, Singapore

4 October 1927 at the General Hospital, Colombo Fireman Wong Heng discharged dead - neuro syphilis

1 November 1927 while under tow from the oil wharf at Keppel Harbour, SIngapore by the tug Varuna was in collision with a Chinese coasting vessel Ban Teck Guan which caused minor damage to the RFA. (Reported in The Singapore Free Press & Mercantile Advertiser of 2 November 1927)

17 November 1927 grounded at Abadan

25 December 1927 sailed from Gibraltar for Abadan

24 February 1928 in the Albert Dry Dock, Tanjong Pagar

2 May 1928 at Gibraltar and Mr David E Morgan MIMarE, AMIME RFA appointed Chief Engineer Officer

Chief Engineer Officer David E Morgan MIMarE, MIME RFA

18 October 1928 sailed from Milford Haven for Devonport

20 October 1928 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

22 November 1928 Captain Reginald J Harland RFA appointed as Master

Captain Reginald J Harland RFA

24 November 1928 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

25 February 1929 berthed at Gibraltar from Port Said to discharge cargo

20 April 1929 berthed at Gibraltar from Port Said to discharge cargo

8 November 1929 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

23 November 1929 in Dock 15 at Portsmouth Harbour

30 November 1929 in Dock 15 at Portsmouth Harbour

4 December 1929 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour to Stokes Bay

26 June 1930 sailed Abadan for Malta

7 September 1930 arrived at Plymouth

17 September 1930 Mr Andrew C Fraser RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

17 October 1930 arrived at Abadan

17 November 1930 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

5 January 1931 in Dry Dock No: 12 at Portsmouth Dockyard

29 January 1931 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

19 February 1931 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

25 February 1931 Captain Richard D Williams RD RFA (Commander RNR (retd)) appointed as Master

Captain Richard D Williams RD RFA

28 February 1931 berthed on Fountain Lake Jetty, Portsmouth Harbour

2 March 1931 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

18 March 1931 arrived at Port Said

25 March 1931 arrived at Aden

13 May 1931 sailed Port Said for Abadan

31 May 1931 at sea at 28°48N 49°59E 3rd Officer Thomas Holt Mogg discharged dead from heat apoplexy. 3rd Officer Mogg had previously served on RFA MAINE (3), RFA PETROLEUM, RFA BACCHUS (1) and RFA PEARLEAF (1)

18 June 1931 sailed Suez for Malta

17 July 1931 sailed Suez for Abadan

23 August 1931 arrived at Suez when on passage to Gibraltar

27 September 1931 passed Galata when on passage to Constanza

30 September 1931 sailed Constanza for Port Said

11 October 1931 sailed Port Said for Abadan

30 October 1931 sailed Abadan for Malta

19 November 1931 sailed Port Said for Malta

5 December 1931 sailed from Malta

30 December 1931 sailed Suez for Abadan

26 January 1932 arrived Suez from Abadan

27 January 1932 sailed Port Said for Portsmouth

16 February 1932 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

24 March 1932 Mr Charles J Falconer RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

Chief Engineer Officer Charles J Falconer RFA

12 April 1932 berthed at Portsmouth

15 April 1932 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour for Chatham

4 May 1932 sailed Malta for Abadan

9 August 1932 arrived at Port Said from Malta

27 August 1932 sailed Abadan for Singapore

23 September 1932 sailed Singapore for Colombo, Ceylon

9 October 1932 sailed Colombo, Ceylon

14 October 1932 sailed Abadan for Malta

13 November 1932 sailed Suez for Abadan

23 November 1932 Captain William T Williams RFA appointed as Master

Captain William T Williams RFA

22 December 1932 sailed Abadan for Portsmouth

10 January 1933 arrived at Suez when on passage to Portsmouth

31 January 1933 arrived at Portsmouth from Spithead and berthed on Gosport Oil Fuel Jetty

2 February 1933 berthed on Gosport Oil Fuel Jetty

3 February 1933 berthed on Gosport Oil Fuel Jetty

4 February 1933 berthed on Gosport Oil Fuel Jetty

6 February 1933 berthed on Gosport Oil Fuel Jetty

7 February 1933 sailed from Gosport Oil Fuel Jetty for Devonport

8 February 1933 arrived at Devonport

18 March 1933 the Daily Mirror newspaper reported .

March 1933 while in dry dock at Devonport sand and brass filings were found in machinery - reported in the press and mentioned in Parliament as deliberate sabotage

6 April 1933 arrived at Port Said

7 April 1933 sailed Suez for Abadan

24 April 1933 sailed Abadan for Malta

12 May 1933 arrived at Suez from Abadan

30 May 1933 arrived at Port Said from Malta

22 June 1933 sailed from Abadan for Sheerness

26 July 1933 arrived at Devonport

27 July 1933 Captain Alfred L Jones RFA appointed as Master

12 October 1933 sailed Abadan for Hanjam

3 December 1933 arrived Port Said from Malta

8 December 1933 at Port Said sailing for Abadan

29 December 1933 sailed from Abadan for Gibraltar

12 January 1934 arrived at Suez from Abadan

13 January 1934 sailed from Port Said for Gibraltar

25 January 1934 sailed Gibraltar

9 February 1934 arrived at Devonport

13 February 1934 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

23 February 1934 in No: 13 Dry Dock, Portsmouth Dockyard

24 March 1934 sailed from Portmouth Harbour

12 April 1934 sailed from Port Said

18 May 1934 arrived Singapore from Abadan

9 June 1934 sailed Abadan for Gibraltar

24 June 1934 arrived Suez from Abadan

3 July 1934 arrived at Gibraltar

11 August 1934 sailed from Abadan

27 August 1934 arrived at Port Said

10 September 1934 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

19 September 1934 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

24 September 1934 passed Gibraltar

17 November 1934 arrived at Port Said from Malta

1 December 1934 sailed from Abadan for Singapore

30 December 1934 sailed Singapore for Abadan

30 January 1935 arrived at Suez from Abadan

11 March 1935 Mr William H A Lawson RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

Chief Engineer Officer William H A Lawson RFA

12 April 1935 sailed from Rosyth for Malta

24 April 1935 sailed Halto for Port Said

28 April 1935 sailed Port Said for Abadan

14 July 1935 sailed from Malta for Abadan

1 August 1935 arrived at Abadan from Malta

20 September 1935 at Singapore

21 March 1936 arrived at Port Said

20 April 1936 arrived at Suez from Abadan

19 May 1936 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

26 May 1936 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

4 June 1936 sailed Falmouth for Abadan

3 October 1936 having sailed Darwin, Australia this day after discharging 8,000 tons of FFO into the Naval storage tanks there two male stowaways, both from the UK, were discovered on board. The ship was en route to the Persian Gulf. The stowaways were transferred to RFA WAR SIRDAR which was due at Darwin on the 10 October 1936

12 December 1936 berthed at Gibraltar from Abadan and Port Said to discharge cargo

16 February 1937 arrived at Plymouth Sound

4 March 1937 Captain William H Green RFA appointed as Master

Captain William H Green RFA

22 April 1937 came under full RFA control

23 April 1937 sailed the River Tyne for Sheerness

May 1937 engaged UK ratings

29 June 1937 sailed Darwin, Northern Territories, Australia for Colombo, Ceylon having discharged cargo

19 July 1937 at Colombo, Ceylon 2nd Steward William John Briars discharged dead - fell overboard from a rowing boat and drowned

23 October 1937 to 25 October 1937 in the Albert Dry Dock, Singapore

24 January 1938 berthed at Gibraltar from Abadan and Alexandria to discharge cargo

2 March 1938 berthed at Gibraltar from Trinidad to discharge cargo

12 April 1938 at Lyness Seaman Low Ah Rue discharged dead. Death subject to Police enquiries

Press report from Aberdeen Journal of 15 April 1938

18 April 1938 at Wallsend Slipway, River Tyne

20 April 1938 Mr John Atchison RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

11 June 1938 berthed at Gibraltar from Trinidad to discharge cargo

18 March 1939 sailed Aden for Abadan

25 April 1939 Mr Leonard T Tomlinson RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

9 June 1939 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

17 June 1939 arrived at the River Tyne from Devonport

19 June 1939 at Swan Hunters, Wallsend in refit

26 June 1939 at Swan Hunters, Wallsend in refit

3 July 1939 at Swan Hunters, Wallsend in refit

5 July 1939 sailed from the River Tyne for Sheerness

31 July 1939 at 15°03.N 52°25E Sailor Tang Ah Tay discharged dead - lost overboard

8 December 1939 sailed Gibraltar in escorted convoy HG 10 with RFA’s THERMOL and WAR BHARATA arriving Devonport on 16 December 1939

10 January 1940 and 11 January 1940 at Rosyth alongside the heavy cruiser HMS BERWICK refuelling her

HMS BERWICK

7 Mar 1940 Captain John Gow RFA appointed as Master

Captain John Gow RFA

2 April 1940 at the Firth of Forth

10 May 1940 Mr David L Walls RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

9 June 1940 at Rosyth alongside HMS YORK and supplied 150 tons of fuel oil

19 June 1940 at Rosyth alongside HMS YORK and supplied 110 tons of fuel oil

29 June 1940 at Rosyth alongside HMS YORK and supplied 170 tons of fuel oil

9 July 1940 at Rosyth alongside HMS YORK and supplied 122 tons of fuel oil

10 September 1940 at Leith Docks

17 October 1940 sailed Leith Docks for Grangemouth

13 January 1941 at Rosyth berthed along side HMS HOOD to refuel her until the next day

11 February 1941 sailed Rosyth for Grangemouth

12 February 1941 sailed Grangemouth for Rosyth

25 February 1941 arrived at Grangemouth

27 February 1941 sailed Grangemouth for Rosyth

8 March 1941 sailed Grangemouth

10 March 1941 passed St Abbs Head

12 March 1941 arrived at Southend

17 March 1941 sailed Southend

16 June 1941 Mr William W Ridgway RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

19 August 1941 arrived at Grangemouth

22 August 1941 sailed Grangemouth for Rosyth

27 August 1941 sailed Grangemouth for Rosyth

6 September 1941 arrived at Grangemouth

7 September 1941 sailed Grangemouth for Rosyth

6 October 1941 arrived at Grangemouth

11 October 1941 sailed Grangemouth for Rosyth arriving the same day

23 October 1941 arrived at Grangemouth from Rosyth

24 October 1941 sailed Grangemouth for Rosyth

28 October 1941 at Rosyth alongside HMS DUKE OF YORK refuelling her with 3,230 tons of FFO and 98 tons of diesol

HMS DUKE OF YORK

30 October 1941 arrived at Grangemouth from Rosyth

1 November 1941 sailed Grangemouth for Rosyth

5 November 1941 arrived Grangemouth from Rosyth

6 November 1941 sailed Grangemouth for Rosyth

24 December 1941 arrived at Grangemouth from Rosyth

26 December 1941 sailed Grangemouth for Rosyth

9 April 1942 arrived at Grangemouth from Rosyth

2 June 1942 at Rosyth. Mr Charles A Smith DSC RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

12 August 1942 damaged the cruiser HMS LIVERPOOL at Rosyth

3 October 1942 Captain Archibald Hobson DSC RFA appointed as Master

Captain Archibald Hobson DSC RFA

26 October 1942 at Rosyth alongside HMS DUKE OF YORK refuelling her with 3,126 tons of FFO

2 November 1942 at Rosyth Dockyard Able Seaman John Galbraith discharged dead - fell into the entrance of an air raid shelter in the Dockyard - died from misadventure

4 December 1942 at Rosyth Dockyard Fireman Frank Watson discharged dead - accident

20 January 1943 at Rosyth alongside HMS NEWFOUNDLAND refuelling her with 592 tons of FFO

HMS NEWFOUNDLAND

February 1943 in collision with RFA OLIGARCH

1 April 1943 Captain Richard H P Mayhew RFA appointed as Master

July 1943 fitted with tanks in forward hold to hold 120 tons of diesel oil

18 August 1943 Captain William H Green RFA appointed as Master

4 December 1943 Mr Harold R Bullimore RFA (Lieutenant Commander (E) (RN (ret)) appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

21 April 1944 Captain William H Green RFA appointed Master until 27 July 1945

19 December 1944 at Rosyth alongside HMS COLOSSUS refuelling her with 1,650 tons of FFO

22 January 1945 at Leith until 28 January 1945

6 April 1945 Mr Lowrie Cowell RD RFA (Engineer Lieutenant RNR (retd)) appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

11 June 1945 at Swan Hunter, Wallsend on Tyne - preparation for foreign service until 21 September 1945

28 August 1945 at No: 2 Tier, Willington Quay, River Tyne

30 August 1945 Captain Charles H Noel OBE RFA appointed as Master

Captain Charles H Noel RFA

5 September 1945 Mr R B Burgh RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

21 September 1945 arrived the River Tyne and then sailed the same day but had to put back through defects

22 September 1945 sailed the Tyne

1 October 1945 passed Gibraltar

11 October 1945 arrived and sailed Port Said

26 October 1945 arrived at Abadan

7 June 1946 Captain Charles H Noel RFA appointed as an Additional Officer of the Military Division of the most excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) vide the London Gazette of this date - page 2882

11 January 1947 at Hong Kong with HMAS BATAAN alongside being refuelled

1 April 1947 Captain Iden W J Hall RFA appointed as Master

9 April 1947 Mr A W Symonds RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

1947 at Hong Kong on Yard Craft agreement with Captain G W Bowden appointed as Master and Mr J L Pedrick appointed as Engineer (First Class)

1949 Captain G F W Reid appointed as Master and Mr S R Clark appoined as Engineer (First Class)

21 June 1950 at Hong Kong with HMAS BATAAN alongside being refuelled

25 August 1950 at Hong Kong with HMAS WARRAMUNGA alongside being refuelled

1 February 1951 at Hong Kong with HMAS BATAAN alongside being refuelled

1 April 1951 at Hong Kong with HMAS WARRAMUNGA alongside being refuelled

3 July 1951 at Hong Kong while berthed on No: 17 buoy refuelled HMAS MURCHISON alongside

12 August 1951 at Hong Kong while berthed on Buoy 18 at Kowloon refuelled HMAS ANZAC alongside

18 August 1951 at Hong Kong with HMAS WARRAMUNGA alongside being refuelled

3 October 1951 at Hong Kong while berthed on Buoy 18 at Kowloon refuelled HMAS ANZAC alongside

10 December 1951 at Hong Kong while berthed on No: 17 buoy refuelled HMAS MURCHISON alongside

25 February 1952 refuelled HMAS BATAAN alongside

28 February 1952 refuelled HMAS BATAAN alongside

16 September 1952 at Hong Kong refuelled HMAS ANZAC alongside

1 April 1953 refuelled HMAS CULGOA alongside

27 April 1953 at Hong Kong refuelled HMAS ANZAC alongside

23 July 1953 at Hong Kong refuelled HMAS CULGOA alongside

11 November 1953 at Hong Kong while berthed on No: 17 buoy refuelled HMAS MURCHISON alongside

12 April 1954 at Hong Kong refuelled HMAS MURCHISON alongside

30 June 1954 at Hong Kong refuelled HMAS MURCHISON alongside

4 April 1956 at Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong refuelled HMAS ANZAC alongside. Supplied 455 tons of FFO

21 May 1956 at Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong refuelled HMAS ANZAC alongside. Supplied 367 tons of FFO. HMAS TOBRUK also alongside being refuelled

4 July 1956 at Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong refuelled HMAS ANZAC alongside. Supplied 101 tons of FFO and 7,143 gallons of diesel oil

14 September 1956 at Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong refuelled HMAS ANZAC alongside. Supplied 332 tons of FFO

14 April 1958 offered for sale by tender 'as she lies' at Hong Kong in the Straits Times of this day - page 11

August 1958 arrived for breaking up at Hong Kong


USS Dale (DD-4) in dry dock, Gibraltar, 1918 - History

USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) is the U.S. Navy's 18th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and is named after the five Sullivan brothers George, Francis, Joseph, Madison and Albert who were killed in action aboard the USS Juneau (CL 52) during the battle of Guadalcanal. The keel was laid down on June 14, 1993, at Bath, Maine, by Bath Iron Works Co. The ship was christened and launched on August 12, 1995 sponsored by Kelly Sullivan Loughren, granddaughter of Albert Leo Sullivan and commissioned at Staten Island, N.Y., on April 19, 1997 Cmdr. Gerard D. Roncolato is the first commanding officer.

On April 26, The Sullivans departed New York for Norfolk where, after arriving on the 27th, the crew completed underway replenishment qualifications with Platte (AO 186). The guided-missile destroyer then sailed for Naval Station Mayport on April 29th and arrived in its new homeport on May 2.

After completing two days of gunnery trials in mid-May, DDG 68 embarked upon her shakedown deployment to the West Indies on May 27. That cruise took it to the waters off Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, where the ship conducted numerous sonar, gunnery, and torpedo exercises. USS The Sullivans also twice entered Roosevelt Roads and stopped once at St. Thomas for port visits. On June 29, she conducted test firings of Standard SM-2 ER missiles from its vertical launch system (VLS). After a brief stop at Mayport for the 4th of July weekend, she joined other U.S. Navy ships off the Virginia Capes for a multiple-ship missile firing exercise. The Sullivans returned to Mayport on July 12 for upkeep.

Following three days of damage control exercises in mid-August, the crew began preparations for a post shakedown availability. She sailed for Maine on September 3rd, arriving at Bath Iron Works on the 5th. The shipyard repainted the hull, altered the superstructure, and installed equipment upgrades in the engineering plant and combat systems suite. When the yard work was completed the destroyer got underway for Mayport, arriving there on Nov. 23.

On Dec. 8, USS The sullivans joined USS Enterprise off the coast of Georgia for a week of underway training. While providing plane guard services on the 11th, a McDonnell Douglas T-45A trainer ("Goshawk") splashed following take-off. The Sullivans made a high-speed dash to the site. While the carrier's rescue helicopter safely rescued the pilot, boats launched by the destroyer picked up considerable pieces of wreckage which were helpful in determining the cause of the crash. The crew also completed helicopter deck landing qualifications before returning to port for the holidays on the 12th.

In January 1998, the crew of USS The Sullivans began a series of exercises designed "to build the capability for long-term self-sustained training onboard." They included engineering, combat, seamanship, and battle scenario training exercises. These local operations lasted until May 18, when the warship got underway for New York and the annual "Fleet Week" celebrations.

Following a week long port visit, DDG 68 got underway on May 26 for Halifax, Nova Scotia, to conduct training workups for the upcoming Exercise Unified Spirit '98. During the exercise it joined an amphibious task force formed around Nassau (LHA 4), two LPDs, and two LSDs. The warship screened the "Gator" ships during an exercise focusing on multi-national peace enforcement operations. Ships from Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, and Portugal also participated in the exercise. After this exercise, the ship visited Boston and then sailed with relatives and family for Mayport, arriving on July 1.

September 4, 1998 Cmdr. Scott E. Hebner relieved Cmdr. Gerard D. Roncolato as commanding officer of USS The Sullivans.

In 1999, the guided-missile destroyer participated in a various training exercises to prepare for its maiden deployment in October to the Mediterranean Sea and then in 2000 continued into the Arabian Sea and participated in exercises and boarding operations until late March.

February 9, 2000 Cmdr. Daniel P. Keller relieved Cmdr. Scott E. Heber as CO of DDG 68 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship in the Arabian Gulf.

After port visits in the Arabian Gulf, the ship returned through the Mediterranean to its homeport in April 2000, successfully completing its first six-month deployment. After participating in Beach Fest at Port Canaveral, Fla, The Sullivans underwent a major maintenance overhaul to prepare for future operations.

February 16, 2002 USS The Sullivans departed Mayport, as part of USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group, to the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Returned home on August 17.

March 21, 2003 Cmdr. Richard A. Brown relieved Cmdr. Dixon R. Smith as the 5th commanding officer of DDG 68.

August 20, 2004 USS The Sullivans departed Naval Station Mayport for a deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.

September 21, USS The Sullivans arrived in Valletta, Malta, for a scheduled port visit.

October 6, The Sullivans is currently participating in a multilateral naval exercise in the Adriatic Sea with forces from Albania, Croatia and Macedonia Oct. 3-15. Named Adriatic PHIBLEX (Amphibious Landing Exercise), the exercise will include amphibious landings in Croatia, maritime interception operations, basic seamanship and coastal maneuvering, surface gunnery exercises, helicopter operations, and search and rescue scenarios.

November 17, USS The Sullivans provided assistance to damaged dhow Al Suleman in the Gulf of Oman, when the vessel was seen adrift. The 17-member crew of the dhow vessel from Karachi, Pakistan, had been under way for 21 days and adrift for 13 of them.

December 11, Cmdr. Wade F. Wilkenson relieved Cmdr. Richard A. Brown as the 6th commanding officer of USS The Sullivans.

December 13, DDG 68 departed Muscat, Oman, after a six-day port visit. Since transiting the Suez Canal on Nov. 3, the ship has conducted 17 MIO boardings. The guided-missile destroyer is currently assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150.

February 13, 2005 USS The Sullivans returned to Naval Station Mayport after a six-month deployment.

March 15, The Sullivans departed Savannah, Ga., after participating in St. Patrick's Day ceremonies.

December 1, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Philadelphia, Pa., for a Fleet Week.

June 5, 2006 Cmdr. Anthony J. Parisi relieved Cmdr. Wade F. Wilkenson as the 7th commanding officer of The Sullivans.

June 7, USS The Sullivans is currently underway in support of exercise Neptune Warrior, in the North Atlantic Ocean, a course designed to enhance coordination between North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies through June 30.

July 8, USS The Sullivans recently moored at Cobh Naval Base, Ireland, for a brief port call.

October 12, DDG 68 is currently anchored in the Chesapeake Bay for a port visit to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

November 27, USS The Sullivans departed homeport, as part of Surface Strike Group (SSG) 07-1, for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet AoR.

Febryary 2, 2007 The guided-missile destroyer is currently underway in the Aegean Sea conducting maritime safety and security operations with the Turkish Navy.

February 5, USS The Sullivans arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, for a scheduled port call.

April 13, DDG 68 is currently participating in a National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-led exercise Noble Manta from April 12-22. The largest joint anti-submarine warfare exercise held annually in the Mediterranean Sea, Noble Manta 2007 involves 10 NATO countries which provide maritime patrol aircraft, surface and subsurface assets.

May 3, The Sullivans recently departed Batumi, Georgia, after a brief port visit.

May 29, USS The Sullivans returned to Mayport after a six-month deployment. The ship participated in seven multi-lateral exercises including Noble Dina.

June 14, USS The Sullivans arrived in New York City to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the ship&rsquos commissioning at Staten Island Arrived in Gloucester, Mass., to participate in Navy Week on July 1.

December 7, Cmdr. Ryan C. Tillotson relieved Cmdr. Anthony J. Parisi as the 8th commanding officer of DDG 68.

March 29, 2008 The guided-missile destroyer is currently off the coast of Florida, conducting a group sail operations, as part of USS Theodore Roodevelt Carrier Strike Group.

September 12, USS The Sullivans departed Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled deployment.

In late September, The Sullivans' had the honor of participating in the first Navy monument dedication in Normandy, France.

October 19, Seven NATO warships from Standing Naval Maritime Group (SNMG) Two, including The Sullivans, arrived off the coast of Somalia to help in the battle against pirates in the region.

January 7, 2009 USS The Sullivans recently pulled into Yokosuka, Japan, for a rare port visit in the U.S. 7th Fleet AoR.

February 16, The Sullivans arrived in Cochin, India, for a goodwill port visit. The guided-missile destroyer recently participated in undersea warfare exercise with the Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. The ship also visited Chinhae, Republic of Korea and Singapore during deployment.

April 8, The Sullivans departed Portsmouth, England, after a four-day port visit.

April 18, USS The Sullivans returned to homeport after a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.

August 28, Cmdr. Neil E. Funtanilla relieved Cmdr. Ryan C. Tillotson as the 9th CO of the USS The Sullivans.

February 19, 2010 USS The Sullivans departed Mayport for a scheduled deployment, the first as Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capable ship.

April 7, DDG 68 damaged one of its two propellers after striking a buoy chain March 20 in the Arabian Gulf. The incident was initially reported as a Class A mishap, but was downgraded to a Class B on April 2, meaning there was at least $200,000 in damage, permanent partial disability or three or more personnel hospitalized as inpatients.

May 18, Rear Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of Combined Task Force 50, fired Cmdr. Neil Funtanila in Manama, Bahrain, after a non-judicial hearing found he was "derelict in the performance of his duties." Cmdr. Robert J. Cepek assumed temporary command.

June 10, Cmdr. Mark A. Olson relieved Cmdr. Robert J. Cepek as the 11th CO of the USS The Sullivans.

September 19, USS The Sullivans returned home after a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th AoR. The guided-missile destroyer traveled more than 35,000 n.m. and visited several ports, including Malaga, Spain, recently.

April 15, 2011 DDG 68 departed Naval Station Mayport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.

September 7, Vice Adm. Daniel P. Holloway, Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet, fired Cmdr. Mark A. Olson due to "a loss of confidence in his ability to command." He was in command on Aug. 17 when the ship was conducting a gunnery exercise at the Cherry Point Operating Range Area, off the North Carolina coast. During the exercise, The Sullivans mistook a fishing vessel for a towed gunnery target and began firing inert rounds at the vessel. They landed close but did not strike the boat. None of the fishermen was harmed. USS The Sullivans was scheduled to deploy Wednesday but was delayed since the ship will now have to complete predeployment certifications, including some exercises, under a new CO Cmdr. Sylvester L. Steele.

October 7, USS The Sullivans departed Mayport for an independent Mediterranean deployment with a primary focus on Ballistic Missile Defense.

October 27, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Souda Bay, Greece, for a routine port call. The ship recently departed Gaeta, Italy, after a brief port visit.

November 8, Cmdr. Derick S. Armstrong relieved Cmdr. Sylvester L. Steele as the 13th CO of DDG 68 during a change-of-coomand ceremony on board the ship at Rota, Spain.

November 24, USS The Sullivans arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, for a scheduled port call. The ship participated in a multi-national exercise Grampus, hosted by the French Navy, from Nov. 8-21.

November 30, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Split, Croatia, for a three-day port visit.

December 26, USS The Sullivans recently departed Haifa, Israel, after a scheduled port visit.

January 24, 2012 DDG 68 arrived at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay for a routine port call.

February 14, USS The Sullivans departed Augusta Bay, Italy, to participate in a NATO's largest Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise Proud Manta 2012, from Feb. 14-26.

March 2, USS The Sullivans pulled into Bodrum, Turkey, for a four-day port visit.

March 23, The guided-missile destroyer recently pulled into Haifa for another visit to Israel.

April 1, DDG 68 is currently participating in a joint exercise Noble Dina, with the navies of Israel and Greece, in the eastern Mediterranean.

April 19, USS The Sullivans recently arrived in Limassol, Cyprus, for a scheduled port visit.

May 8, Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe, Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, relieved CO Cmdr. Derick S. Armstrong due to "a loss of confidence in his ability to command as a result of an unprofessional command climate that was contrary to good order and discipline." Capt. John M. Esposito, Deputy Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 60, assumed temporary command of the USS The Sullivans.

May 22, USS The Sullivans returned to Naval Station Mayport after seven-and-a-half month deployment.

June 5, Capt. Wesley A. Smith relieved Capt. John M. Esposito as commanding officer of The Sullivans.

April 17, 2013 Cmdr. Samuel F. de Castro relieved Capt. Wesley A. Smith as the 16th CO of DDG 68 during a pierside ceremony at Naval Station Mayport.

June 24, USS The Sullivans departed homeport for a scheduled independent deployment.

July 6, The guided-missile destroyer departed Reykjavik, Iceland, after a brief port call. Inport Rota, Spain, in mid-July Transited Suez Canal on July 18 Entered the Arabian Gulf for Maritime Interception Operations (MIO) on July 2?.

September 10, DDG 68 recently pulled into Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a port visit to Dubai.

December 8, The Sullivans recently anchored off the coast of Saint Raphael for a liberty visit to France Inport Funchal, Portugal, from Dec. 13-14.

December 23, USS The Sullivans returned to Mayport after a six-month Middle East deployment.

February ?, 2014 The Sullivans entered the dry-dock at BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards for a nine-month Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (E-DSRA).

October 10, Cmdr. Jennifer M. Blakeslee relieved Cmdr. Samuel F. de Castro as CO of the USS The Sullivans during a pierside ceremony at Naval Station Mayport.

March 16, 2015 USS The Sullivans recently departed homeport for routine training in the Jacksonville Op. Area.

July 1?, USS The Sullivans departed Naval Station Mayport for an Independent Deployer Certification Exercise (IDCERTEX) and in support of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) ARG's COMPTUEX.

July 18, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Berth 5, Pier 11 on Naval Station Norfolk for damage assessment after an SM-2 Block IIIA missile malfunctioned and exploded shortly after launch, around 9 a.m. EDT on Saturday, causing minor damage to the port side of the ship Underway again on July 19.

July 23, USS The Sullivans moored at Delta 1 Wharf on Naval Station Mayport and commenced Continuous Maintenance Availability (CMAV) Brief underway off the coast of Jacksonville on Aug. 19.

September 5, USS The Sullivans departed homeport for IDCERTEX and in support of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) CSG's COMPTUEX.

October 1, DDG 68 moored at HMNB Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, for the in-port phase of a multinational exercise Joint Warrior 15-2, after a 10-day transit from Norfolk Underway for at-sea phase from Oct. 4-15 Inport Faslane again from Oct. 15-18 Underway for At Sea Demonstration (ASD) 2015, off the coast of Scotland, on Oct. 18.

October 21, USS The Sullivans, along with the USS Ross (DDG 71) and USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12), transited the Irish Sea southbound Transited northbound on Oct. 22 Underway off the west coast of Scotland from Oct. 23-26.

October 28, USS The Sullivans moored at Carrier Pier 4 in Arsenal de Brest, France, for a five-day port visit Returned to Mayport on Nov. 13.?

January 6, 2016 The guided-missile destroyer is currently moored at Delta 2 Wharf, Naval Station Mayport Moved to Wharf C1 on Jan. 2?.

January 26, USS The Sullivans departed Mayport for a scheduled Arabian Gulf deployment in support of Maritime Interception Operations (MIO).

February 4, DDG 68 moored at Pontinha Pier in Port of Funchal, Portugal, for a brief stop at Madeira Island to refuel Transited the Strait of Gibraltar on Feb. 6 Transited the Strait of Sicily on Feb. 8.

February 12, USS The Sullivans moored at Pier 2 in Port of Bar, Montenegro, for a four-day port visit.

February 21, USS The Sullivans recently entered the Red Sea after transiting Suez Canal Transited the Strait of Hormuz northbound on Feb. 29.?

March 20, The Sullivans moored at Mina Zayed Port, United Arab Emirates, for a four-day liberty visit to Abu Dhabi.

May 1, Cmdr. Gilbert E. Clark, Jr., relieved Cmdr. Jennifer M. Blakeslee as the 18th CO of DDG 68 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship in the Arabian Gulf.

May 22, USS The Sullivans participated in a bilateral training exercise with the USS Tempest (PC 2), USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332) and Kuwait armed forces, while underway in the NAG.

July 11, The guided-missile destroyer recently moored at Berth 5, Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) in Hidd, Bahrain, for outchop brief Transited the Suez Canal northbound on July 2?.

July 28, USS The Sullivans pulled into Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for a five-day liberty port visit.

July 29, BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport LLC, Jacksonville, Florida, was awarded a $9,7 million contract for the USS The Sullivans' Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Work is expected to be completed by March 2017.

August 29, DDG 68 moored at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., for a three-day ammo offload and to embark friends and family members for a Tiger Cruise.

September 4, USS The Sullivans moored at Wharf B1 on Naval Station Mayport after more than a seven-month deployment.

March 10, 2017 USS The Sullivans moored at Wharf B3 on Naval Station Mayport after a two-day underway for sea trials, following a four-month availability Underway for routine training in the Jacksonville Op. Area on April 10 Moored at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., for ammo onload from April 17-20 Returned home on April 21.

April 24, The guided-missile destroyer moved from Wharf B3 to Wharf C1 on Naval Station Mayport Moved to Wharf B3 on April 28.

April 28, Capt. Dale W. Maxey relieved Capt. Glenn P. Kuffel, Jr., as Commodore, Naval Surface Squadron (CNSS) 14, during a change-of-command ceremony on board the USS The Sullivans.

May 26, USS The Sullivans moored at Wharf B3 on Naval Station Mayport after a four-day underway for routine training in the Jacksonville and Cherry Point Op. Areas Underway again on June 6 Participated in search-and-rescue (SAR) operation, off the coast of North Carolina, from June 7-9 Underway in the Virginia Capes Op. Area on June 10.

From June 11-13, The Sullivans conducted operations approximately 30 miles east of Fort Pierce, Florida Moored at Wharf A2 in Naval Station Mayport on June 15 Moved to Wharf B2 on July ?.

August 4, Cmdr. Russ Moore relieved Cmdr. Gilbert E. Clark, Jr., as CO of the USS The Sullivans during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

August 13, DDG 68 moored at Wharf C2 on Naval Station Mayport after an eight-day underway in the Virginia Capes and Jacksonville Op. Areas Moved to Wharf B2 on Aug. 16 Emergency sortied to evade the Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6 Returned home on Sept. 16.

October 26, USS The Sullivans moored at Wharf A2 on Naval Station Mayport, just before midnight, after a 17-day underway for Group Sail, as part of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) CSG Underway again on Nov. 6.

November 9, USS The Sullivans moored at Homeport Pier in Stapleton, Staten Island, N.Y., for a four-day visit to New York City to participate in Veterans Day celebration.

November 18, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Wharf D1 on Naval Station Mayport after underway at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) range off Andros Island, Bahamas Underway again from Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 16-17.

January 30, 2018 USS The Sullivans departed Mayport in support of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) CSG's COMPTUEX, as part of opposition forces Moored at Wharf E3 on Feb. 13 Underway again from Feb. 15-20 Brief underway off the coast of Mayport on May 22.

May 26, USS The Sullivans departed Naval Station Mayport for an independent Arabian Gulf deployment.

May 28, DDG 68 participated in a Missile Exercise (MISSILEX) while underway off the coast of Virginia Beach Moored at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., for ammo onload from May 29- June 2.

June 12, USS The Sullivans moored at Berth 3, Pier 1 on Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a three-day port call Transited the Strait of Gibraltar eastbound on June 15.

June 21, USS The Sullivans recently pulled into Limassol, Cyprus, for a scheduled port visit Moored at Berth K10, East Refueling Wharf in Souda Bay, Crete, from June 27-28 Transited the Suez Canal southbound on July 3 Transited the Strait of Hormuz northbound on July 15.

July 1?, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) in Hidd, Bahrain, for a liberty visit to Manama Transited the Strait of Hormuz southbound, escorting the M/V Cape Ray (T-AKR 9679), on July 25 Transited northbound on July 27.

August 2, DDG 68 conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3), while underway in the Arabian Gulf Transited the Strait of Hormuz southbound, escorting the USNS Choctaw County (EPF 2), on Aug. 6 Transited northbound on Aug. 8.

August 13, USS The Sullivans participated in a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with the USS Tempest (PC 2), USS Chinook (PC 9) and USCGC Monomoy (WPB 1326), at the start of a U.S.-Iraq-Kuwait trilateral exercise in the North Arabian Gulf Transited the Strait of Hormuz southbound on Aug. 28.

September 4, USS The Sullivans transited the Strait of Hormuz northbound, escorting the USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) Transited southbound, escorting the USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), on Sept. 6 Transited northbound on Sept. 13 Transited southbound on Sept. 24.

October 9, USS The Sullivans conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Laramie (T-AO 203), while underway in the Gulf of Oman Transited the Strait of Hormuz northbound, escorting the USS Essex (LHD 2), on Oct. 10.

November 10, Cmdr. Patrick R. Eliason relieved Cmdr. Russ Moore as the 20th CO of DDG 68 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship, while underway in the Arabian Gulf.

November 21, USS The Sullivans recently moored at General Cargo Terminal in Port of Duqm, Oman, for a scheduled liberty visit to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day.

November 27, DDG 68 transited the Bab el-Mandeb Strait northbound, along with the USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) and RFA Lyme Bay (L3007) Transited the Suez Canal on Nov. 30 Transited the Strait of Gibraltar westbound on Dec. 6 Moored at Berth 3/4, Pier 1 on Naval Station Rota from Dec. 7-10.

December 21, USS The Sullivans moored at Wharf C2 on Naval Station Mayport following a seven-month deployment.

January 8, 2019 USS The Sullivans moved from Wharf C2 to Wharf E3 on Naval Station Mayport, outboard the USS Farragut (DDG 99) Underway again on Jan. 11 Moored at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., for ammo offload from Jan. 14-26.

January 27, The guided-missile destroyer arrived off the coast of North Carolina in support of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) CSG's COMPTUEX, as part of opposition forces Moored at Wharf E3 in Naval Station Mayport on Feb. 5.

October 24, USS The Sullivans moored at Wharf E3 after a four-day underway for sea trials, following an eight-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) Underway again on Dec. 3 Moored at Wharf C2 on Dec. 5 Moved to Wharf B3 on Dec. 9.

January 21, 2020 USS The Sullivans moored at Wharf E3 on Naval Station Mayport after an eight-day underway, in the Jacksonville Op. Area, for routine training Moved to Wharf B1 on April 13 Underway again on May 11 Moored at Wharf C2 from May 12-13 Moored at Wharf B1 from May 14-15.

May 17, The The Sullivans conducted operations approximately 25 n.m. off the coast of Wallops Island, Virginia Arrived in the Jacksonville Op. Area on May 27 Moored at Wharf B3 on May 29.

June 12, Cmdr. David L. Burkett relieved Cmdr. Patrick R. Eliason as CO of the USS The Sullivans during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

June 20, USS The Sullivans departed Naval Station Mayport to onload ammunition Moored at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown from June 21-25 Returned home on June 26.

August 9, USS The Sullivans moored at Wharf B1 on Naval Station Mayport after a two-week underway in the Jacksonville and Cherry Point Op. Areas Moved to Wharf C2 for a brief stop to onload ammo on Aug. 14.

August 29, USS The Sullivans departed Mayport to participate in a biannual exercise Joint Warrior 20-2, off the coast of Scotland Moored at Berth 5, Pier 1 on Naval Station Norfolk from Aug. 30- Sept. 13 Entered the English Channel on Sept. 23 Transited the Dover Strait northbound on Sept. 24.

From September 25-26, DDG 68 conducted operations approximately 50 n.m. off the coast of Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) CSG Conducted opearations off the northeast coast of England from Sept. 27- Oct. 2.

October 4, USS The Sullivans participated in a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with the HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Diamond (D34), HMS Defender (D36), HMS Kent (F78), HMS Northumberland (F238), HNLMS Evertsen (F805), RFA Tideforce (A139) and RFA Fort Victoria (A387), at the start of exercise JW 20-2 in the North Sea Transited the Dover Strait southbound, just before midnight, on Oct. 14 Transited the English Channel westbound on Oct. 15.

October 25, USS The Sullivans moored at Wharf D1 on Naval Station Mayport Moored at Wharf C2 after a day-long underway on Jan. 20 Underway again on Jan. 24 Moored at NWS Yorktown for ammo onload from Jan. 25-31.

February 1, 2021 USS The Sullivans moored outboard the USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) at Wharf B3 on Naval Station Mayport Moved to Wharf D1 on Feb. 8 Underway in support of the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) ARG's COMPTUEX, in the Cherry Point, Charleston and Jacksonville Op. Areas, on Feb. 21 Arrived off the coast of Virginia Beach on March 18 Returned home on March 22 Moved to Wharf C2 for ammo onload on April 7.

April 19, USS The Sullivans departed Mayport for a scheduled deployment, as part of the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) CSG.

April 30, The The Sullivans moored at Berth 3/4, Pier 1 on Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a one-day port call Transited the Straits of Moyle northbound on May 8.

May 17, USS The Sullivans participated in a PHOTOEX with the USS Iwo Jima, USS San Antonio (LPD 17), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), USS Ross (DDG 71), HMS Queen Elizabeth and nine other ships, while underway in the northern North Sea, following the conclusion of exercise Strike Warrior 21 Participated in a PHOTOEX with the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales (R09), while underway in the English Channel, on May 19.

May 20, USS The Sullivans moored at Victory Jetty on Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth, England, for a two-day port visit Transited the English Channel westbound on May 23.

May 28, DDG 68 participated in a PHOTOEX with 16 ships, including USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), at the conclusion of exercise Steadfast Defender 2021, while underway approximately 110 n.m. northwest of Lisbon, Portugal Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the RFA Tidespring (A136) on May 29, Transited the Strait of Gibraltar eastbound on May 30 Transited the Strait of Bonifacio on June 4.

June 6, USS The Sullivans transited the Strait of Messina southbound Transited northbound on June 8 Moored at NATO Pol Pier in Gaeta, Italy, from June 9-14 Transited the Strait of Messina southbound on Monday evening.


RFA Derwentdale (2)

Reproduced with permission of the MOD

Previous name: Halcyon Breeze
Subsequent name: Alnadji

Class: 2 nd DALE CLASS Mobile Bulk Tanker

Laid down:
Builder: Hitachi, Innoshima, Japan
Launched: 8 January 1964
Into Service: 23 November 1967
Out of service: 1974
Fate: Broken up

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

Background Data : On 13 July 1967, the MOD (N) announced that it had taken up from trade three large tankers on bareboat charter to the RFA for an initial period of seven years. The reasons for the charter of such large and, by naval standards, unconventional vessels was generally accepted as a combination of political failures and by the Admiralty’s continuing need to ensure Fleet logistics support east of Suez. The political failures related to the closure of the Suez Canal following the 1967 Arab / Israeli War and the foreseeable ending of the Aden base with its resultant loss of fuel storage facilities. They were originally classed as Mobile Bulk Tankers, but this was later amended to Mobile Reserve Tankers. Although not sister ships, these three vessels were all basic hull vessels with bridge, accommodation and machinery aft, and all three underwent limited modifications, being fitted with an astern fuelling rig and an abeam reception facility to receive rigs from Fleet Tankers. All three provided support on the Beira Patrol and were replenished On Station by Support Tankers owing to their size which precluded them loading at naval installations

8 January 1964 launched by Hitachi Zosen, Inoshima as Yard Nr: 4009 named HALCYON BREEZE for Caribbean Tankers Ltd (Court Line (Ship Management) Ltd, Managers) London

April 1964 completed at a cost of £2,290,000. The lowest British tender for her construction was £500,000 higher!

23 May 1967 Captain Charles E C Phipps RFA appointed as Master

17 June 1967 chartered by the Admiralty

19 June 1967 became the first DALE to be formally accepted at 1200 hrs at Rotterdam and sailed to rendezvous with RFA ORANGELEAF (2) in the North Sea for a simulated RAS and a transfer of the Deputy Marine Superintendent by jackstay a mere eight hours later

20 June 1967 arrived on the Tyne for modifications by Swan Hunter (Dry Docks) Ltd, Wallsend

23 November 1967 sailed Tyneside on completion of modifications, renamed DERWENTDALE (2) and became the largest ever ship in the RFA

21 July 1968 Mr I M MacFarlane RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

9 August 1968 her Ship’s Badge was officially presented to her

17 June 1970 off Beira RAS'ed HMS TARTAR

29 September 1971 in the Indian Ocean RAS'ed with HMS MINERVA

January 1972 visited Jamestown, St. Helena with HMS SCYLLA and other RN units

April 1972 at Invergordon suffered oil leak while discharging cargo

12 October 1972 at Invergordon

November 1972 - from Force 4 - Captain Herbert J C Wheatley RFA was in command. The ship was for a brief time involved in fleet support on the Mozchan. Scheduled to sail from the UK in January 1973 to the Persian Gulf calling at Mahe, Seychelles on the way

Captain Herbert J C Wheatley RFA

March 1973 - from Force 4 - Captain Herbert J C Wheatley RFA was in command. The ship had sailed from Bahrain for the UK. During the passage to the Persian Gulf the ship at called at Mahe, Seychelles after sailing from Cape Town

6 May 1973 at Invergordon

14 June 1974 in the Coral Sea after Exercise Kangaroo One engaged with HMAS SUPPLY in a seven hour pump over

June 1974 discharged her final Admiralty cargo and was returned to her owners

16 August 1974 owners went into liquidation and the Official Receiver laid claim to the ship

7 October 1974 Court Line was compulsorily wound up

February 1975 purchased by Arabian Maritime Transport Co Ltd, Jeddah and renamed ALNAJDI


USS Dale (DD-4) in dry dock, Gibraltar, 1918 - History

World War 2 - United States Navy at War

UNITED STATES NAVY CASUALTIES

More information on each name should be found in Part 1 including possible variations.

The aim it to ensure that every casualty is listed, no matter what the source - in this case, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC or bm), Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA or va), Arlington National Cemetery (ANC or ac), US Navy Memorial (NM or nm) and Pearl Harbor Casualties (PH or ph). Additional casualties have been added from the "On Eternal Patrol" (ep) and USS Dobbin Action Report (ar) sites.

US Marine Corps casualties in the sinking or damaging of USN ships are retained in these lists. Please go to the USMC-by-Name page for more information on each name.

The role of the Navy is widely known, but frequent excerpts from the "The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II" (oc) by Robert J Cressman have still been added. These provide a fuller background to the casualties suffered.

BAUER, John, CRM, USN (nm)
BEASLEY, Harold, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BELDEN, James, Lt(jg), USN (nm)
BENSON, James, MM2c, USN (nm)
BIEHL, Joseph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BOYNTON, Paul, Y1c, USN (nm)
BRITT, Harold, Cox, USN (nm)
BURRELL, Herbert, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BYRD, Hartwell, Sea1c, USN (nm)

CARBAUGH, Leftwich, F1c, USN (nm)
CARUSO, Joseph, RM2c, USN (nm)
CLARK, James, FC2c, USN (nm)
COOK, Raymond, Matt1c, USN (nm)
COOPERIDGE, Carl, GM3c, USN (nm)
COSGROVE, Lawrence, GM2c, USN (nm)
COUSINS, Alton, CMM, USN (nm)
COX, Charles, CTM, USN (nm)

DANIEL, Dennis, Y1c, USN (nm)
DAUB, John, Lt(jg), USN (nm)
DEVEREAU, Laurence, CBM, USN (nm)
DICKERSON, Leonidas, SK3c, USN (nm)
DOIRON, Gilbert, WT1c, USN (nm)
DRINKWALTER, Karl, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DUNSTON, Nebraska, Matt3c, USN (nm)
DYSON, Corbon, RM3c, USN (nm)

EDWARDS, Heywood, LCdr, USN (nm)
EVANS, Gene, B2c, USN (nm)
EVANS, Linn, FC3c, USN (nm)
EVERETT, Carlyle, F2c, USN (nm)

FARLEY, Edwin, Sea1c, USN (nm)
FITZGERALD, John, QM3c, USN (nm)
FLYNN, William, TM2c, USN (nm)
FRANKS, Hartley, SC2c, USN (nm)
FRENCH, Ralph, CCS, USN (nm)

GASKINS, Lester, MM1c, USN (nm)
GHETZLER, Benjamin, Lt, USN (nm)
GREER, John, CEM, USN (nm)
GREY, Ernest, Sea2c, USN (nm)
GRIFFIN, Arthur, SM2c, USN (nm)

HARRIS, Charles, Sea2c, USN (nm)
HAYES, Charles, Sea2c, USN (nm)
HENNIGER, William, GM1c, USN (nm)
HOGAN, Francis, GM3c, USN (nm)
HOUSE, Hugh, GM3c, USN (nm)
HUDLIN, Maurice, F1c, USN (nm)

JOHNSON, Joseph, Matt1c, USN (nm)
JOHNSTON, Dewey, Lt, USN (nm)
JONES, Glen, CQM, USN (nm)

KALANTA, Anthony, BM2c, USN (nm)
KAPP, Donald, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KEEVER, Leonard, CMM, USN (nm)
KLOEPPER, Ralph, SM3c, USN (nm)

LITTLE, Joseph, Sea1c, USN (nm)

MAGARIS, Paul, RM1c, USN (nm)
MCKEEVER, William, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MERRELL, Windell, F2c, USN (nm)
MERRITT, Auburn, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MILLS, Gerald, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MONDOUX, Albert, CWT, USN (nm)
MUSSELWHITE, Edgar, MM1c, USN (nm)

NEELY, Kenneth, Sea2c, USN (nm)
NEPTUNE, Aldon, TM3c, USN (nm)
NEWTON, William, Y3c, USN (nm)

ORANGE, Harold, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ORTIZUELA, Pedro, CK1c, USN (nm)
OWEN, Benjamin, Sea1c, USN (nm)

PAINTER, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PARKIN, Joseph, CWT, USN (nm)
PATERSON, William, Cox, USN (nm)
PENNINGTON, Burl, QM2c, USN (nm)
POLIZZI, Joseph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PORTER, Corwin, Sea1c, USN (nm)
POST, Frederick, BM1c, USN (nm)
POWELL, Lee, PhM1c, USN (nm)

RAYHILL, Elmer, Sea1c, USN (nm)
REID, Lee, TM1c, USN (nm)
RESS, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ROGERS, James, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RYAN, John, Cox, USN (nm)
RYGWELSKI, Clarence, Sea1c, USN (nm)

SCHLOTTHAUER, Eugene, CWT, USN (nm)
SETTLE, Sunny, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SORENSEN, Walter, GM3c, USN (nm)
SOWERS, Wallace, Sea2c, USN (nm)
SPOWERS, Craig, Ens, USN (nm)
STANKUS, Anthony, Sea2c, USN (nm)
STELMACH, Jerome, Sea1c, USN (nm)

TAYLOR, Wilton, F1c, USN (nm)
TOWERS, George, CGM, USN (nm)
TURNER, Lewis, SM3c, USN (nm)

VOILES, Loyd, Sea1c, USN (nm)
VORE, Harold, F1c, USN (nm)

WADE, Howard, Ens, USN (nm)
WEAVER, Jesse, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WELCH, Chester, F2c, USN (nm)
WHARTON, Kenneth, FC1c, USN (nm)
WOODY, George, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WRAY, Edwin, Sea1c, USN (nm)

ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR AND WAR

ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR
(ships and units are listed in name order)

AARON, Hubert, F2c, USN (nm)
ABERCROMBIE, Samuel, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ADAMS, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ADKISON, James, Sea1c, USN (nm)
AGUIRRE, Reyner, Sea2c, USN (nm)
AGUON, Gregorio, Matt1c, USN (nm)
AHERN, Richard, F1c, USN (nm)
ALBEROVSKY, Francis, BMkr1c, USN (nm)
ALBRIGHT, Galen, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ALEXANDER, Elvis, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ALLEN, Robert, SF3c, USN (nm)
ALLEN, William, EM1c, USN (nm)
ALLEN, William, SK2c, USN (nm)
ALLEY, Jay, GM1c, USN (nm)
ALLISON, Andrew, F1c, USN (nm)
ALLISON, J., F1c, USN (nm)
ALTEN, Ernest, Sea2c, USN (nm)
AMON, Frederick, Sea1c, USN (nm)
AMUNDSON, Leo, Pfc, USMC (nm)
ANDERBERG, William, F2c, USN (nm)
ANDERSON, Charles, CM2c, USN (nm)
ANDERSON, Delbert, BM2c, USN (nm)
ANDERSON, Donald, SM3c, USN (nm)
ANDERSON, Harry, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ANDERSON, Howard, F2c, USN (nm)
ANDERSON, Irwin, Matt1c, USN (nm)
ANDERSON, James, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ANDERSON, Lawrence, Ens, USN (nm)
ANDERSON, Robert, GM3c, USN (nm)
ANDREWS, Brainerd, CCM, USN (nm)
ANGLE, Earnest, F2c, USN (nm)
ANTHONY, Glenn, Sea1c, USN (nm)
APLIN, James, CWT, USN (nm)
APPLE, Robert, F1c, USN (nm)
APREA, Frank, Cox, USN (nm)
ARLEDGE, Eston, SM2c, USN (nm)
ARNAUD, Achilles, F2c, USN (nm)
ARNOLD, Claude, F3c, USN (nm)
ARNOLD, Thell, SC1c, USN (nm)
ARRANT, John, MM1c, USN (nm)
ARVIDSON, Carl Harry, C.M.M.P, USN, USS Arizona, Dec 7, 1941 (ph) confirmed by USS Arizona Memorial (az)
ASHMORE, Wilburn, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ATCHISON, John, Pvt, USMC (nm)
ATKINS, Gerald, HA1c, USN (nm)
AUSTIN, Laverne, Sea1c, USN (nm)
AUTRY, Eligah, Cox, USN (nm)
AVES, Willard, F2c, USN (nm)
AYDELL, Miller, WT2c, USN (nm)
AYERS, Dee, Sea2c, USN (nm)

BADILLA, Manuel, F1c, USN (nm)
BAILEY, George, Pfc, USMC (nm)
BAIRD, Billy, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BAJORIMS, Joseph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BAKER, Robert, CMM, USN (nm)
BALL, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BANDY, Wayne, Mus2c, USN (nm)
BANGERT, John, FC1c, USN (nm)
BARAGA, Joseph, Sgt, USMC (nm)
BARDON, Charles, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BARKER, Loren, Cox, USN (nm)
BARNER, Walter, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BARNES, Charles, Y3c, USN (nm)
BARNES, Delmar, Lt(jg), USN (nm)
BARNETT, William, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BARTLETT, David, Cpl, USMC (nm)
BARTLETT, Paul, MM2c, USN (nm)
BATES, Edward, Ens, USN (nm)
BATES, Robert, PhM3c, USN (nm)
BATOR, Edward, F1c, USN (nm)
BAUER, Harold, RM3c, USN (nm)
BEATON, Freddie, Pvt, USMC (nm)
BEAUMONT, James, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BECK, George, Sea1c, USN (nm) believed DOW 10th (va)
BECKER, Wesley, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BECKER, Marvin, GM3c, USN (nm)
BEDFORD, Purdy, F1c, USN (nm)
BEERMAN, Henry, CM3c, USN (nm)
BEGGS, Harold, F1c, USN (nm)
BELL, Hershel, FC2c, USN (nm)
BELL, Richard, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BELLAMY, James, OStd3c, USN (nm)
BELT, Everett, Pfc, USMC (nm)
BENFORD, Sam, Bkr2c, USN (nm)
BENNETT, William, Y3c, USN (nm)
BENSON, James, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BERGIN, Roger, F2c, USN (nm)
BERKANSKI, Albert, Cox, USN (nm)
BERNARD, Frank, SF2c, USN (nm)
BERRY, Gordon, F2c, USN (nm)
BERRY, James, F2c, USN (nm)
BERSCH, Arthur, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BERTIE, George, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BIBBY, Charles, F2c, USN (nm)
BICKEL, Kenneth, F1c, USN (nm)
BICKNELL, Dale, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BIRCHER, Frederick, RDM3c, USN (nm)
BIRDSELL, Rayon, F2c, USN (nm)
BIRGE, George, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BISHOP, Grover, MM1c, USN (nm)
BISHOP, Millard, F3c, USN (nm)
BISHOP, Wesley Horner, Jr., R.M.3c, USN (R), USS Arizona, Dec 7, 1941 (ph) not confirmed by USS Arizona Memorial (az) but listed on Honolulu Memorial for Dec 7th (bm)
BLACK, James, Pvt, USMC (nm)
BLAIS, Albert, RM3c, USN (nm)
BLAKE, James, F2c, USN (nm)
BLANCHARD, Albert, Cox, USN (nm)
BLANKENSHIP, Theron, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BLANTON, Atticus, SF3c, USN (nm)
BLIEFFERT, Richmond, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BLOCK, Ivan, PhM2c, USN (nm)
BLOUNT, Wayman, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BOGGESS, Roy, SF2c, USN (nm)
BOHLENDER, Sam, GM3c, USN (nm)
BOLLING, Gerald, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BOLLING, Walter, F3c, USN (nm)
BOND, Burnis, Cpl, USMC (nm)
BONEBRAKE, Buford, F2c, USN (nm)
BONFIGILO, William, EM1c, USN (nm)
BOOTH, Robert, Ens, USN (nm)R
BOOZE, Asbury, BM1c, USN (nm)
BORGER, Richard, CMM, USN (nm)
BOROVICH, Joseph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BORUSKY, Edwin, Cpl, USMC (nm)
BOSLEY, Kenneth, EM3c, USN (nm)
BOVIALL, Walter, AMM2c, USN (nm)
BOWMAN, Howard, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BOYD, Charles, CM3c, USN (nm)
BOYDSTUN, Don, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BOYDSTUN, R., Sea2c, USN (nm)
BRABBZSON, Oran, Mus2c, USN (nm)
BRADLEY, Bruce, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BRAKKE, Kenneth, F3c, USN (nm)
BRICKLEY, Eugene, Pvt, USMC (nm)
BRIDGES, James, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BRIDGES, Paul, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BRIDIE, Robert, F1c, USN (nm)
BRIGNOLE, Erminio, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BRITTAN, Charles, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BROADHEAD, Johnnie, F2c, USN (nm)
BROCK, Walter, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BROMLEY, George, SM3c, USN (nm)
BROMLEY, Jimmie, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BROOKS, Robert, Ens, USN (nm)
BROOME, Loy, SM3c, USN (nm)
BROONER, Allen, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BROPHY, Myron, F2c, USN (nm)
BROWN, Charles, TM3c, USN (nm)
BROWN, Elwyn, EM3c, USN (nm)
BROWN, Frank, QM3c, USN (nm)
BROWN, Richard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BROWN, William, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BROWNE, Harry, CMM, USN (nm)
BROWNING, Tilmon, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BRUNE, James, RM3c, USN (nm)
BRYAN, Leland, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BRYANT, Lloyd, BM2c, USN (nm)
BUCKLEY, Jack, FC3c, USN (nm)
BUDD, Robert, F2c, USN (nm)
BUHR, Clarence, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BURDEN, Ralph, RM3c, USN (nm)
BURDETTE, Ralph, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BURKE, Frank, SK2c, USN (nm)
BURNETT, Charlie, Sea2c, USN (nm)
BURNS, John, F1c, USN (nm)
BUSICK, Dewey, F3c, USN (nm)
BUTCHER, David, F2c, USN (nm)
BUTLER, John, F1c, USN (nm)
BYRD, Charles, Sea1c, USN (nm)

CABAY, Louis, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CADE, Richard, Sea2c, USN (nm)
CALDWELL, Charles, Sea2c, USN (nm)
CALLAGHAN, James, BM2c, USN (nm)
CAMDEN, Raymond, Sea2c, USN (nm)
CAMM, William, Y2c, USN (nm)
CAMPA, Ralph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CAMPBELL, Burdette, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CAPLINGER, Donald, SC3c, USN (nm)
CAREY, Francis, SC3c, USN (nm)
CARLISLE, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CARLSON, Harry, SK3c, USN (nm)
CARMACK, Harold, F2c, USN (nm)
CARPENTER, Robert, Matt1c, USN (nm)
CARROLL, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CARTER, Burton, Sea2c, USN (nm)
CARTER, Paxton, Act Pay Clk, USN (nm)
CASEY, James, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CASILAN, Epifanio, OStd3c, USN (nm)
CASKEY, Clarence, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CASTLEBERRY, Claude, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CATSOS, George, F1c, USN (nm)
CHACE, Raymond, CSK, USN (nm)
CHADWICK, Charles, MM2c, USN (nm)
CHADWICK, Harold, Matt1c, USN (nm)
CHAPMAN, Naaman, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CHARLTON, Charles, WT1c, USN (nm)
CHERNUCHA, Harry, Mus2c, USN (nm)
CHESTER, Edward, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CHRISTENSEN, Elmer, MM2c, USN (nm)
CHRISTENSEN, Loyd, F1c, USN (nm)
CHRISTIANSEN, Edward, Bkr3c, USN (nm)
CIHLAR, Lawrence, PhM3c, USN (nm)
CLARK, George, GM3c, USN (nm)
CLARK, John, F3c, USN (nm)
CLARK, Malcolm, Bkr3c, USN (nm)
CLARK, Robert, FC3c, USN (nm)
CLARKE, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CLASH, Donald, F2c, USN (nm)
CLAYTON, Robert, Cox, USN (nm)
CLEMMENS, Claude, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CLIFT, Ray, Cox, USN (nm)
CLOUES, Edward, Ens, USN (nm)
CLOUGH, Edward, GM1c, USN (nm)
COBB, Ballard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
COBURN, Walter, Sea1c, USN (nm)
COCKRUM, Kenneth, MM1c, USN (nm)
COFFIN, Robert, SF3c, USN (nm)
COFFMAN, Marshal, GM3c, USN (nm)
COLE, Charles, Sgt, USMC (nm)
COLE, David, Ens, USN (nm)
COLEGROVE, Willitt, Sea2c, USN (nm)
COLLIER, John, F2c, USN (nm)
COLLIER, Linald, Brk3c, USN (nm)
COLLINS, Austin, SF3c, USN (nm)
COLLINS, Billy, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CONLIN, Bernard, Sea2c, USN (nm)
CONLIN, James, F2c, USN (nm)
CONNELLY, Richard, CQM, USN (nm)
CONRAD, Homer, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CONRAD, Robert, Sea2c, USN (nm)
CONRAD, Walter, QM2c, USN (nm)
COOPER, Clarence, F2c, USN (nm)
COOPER, Kenneth, F2c, USN (nm)
CORCORAN, Gerard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
COREY, Ernest, PhM3c, USN (nm)
CORNELIUS, P., Sea2c, USN (nm)
CORNING, Russell, RM3c, USN (nm)
COULTER, Arthur, Sea2c, USN (nm)
COWAN, William, Cox, USN (nm)
COWDEN, Joel, Sea2c, USN (nm)
COX, Gerald, Mus2c, USN (nm)
COX, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CRAFT, Harley, CM3c, USN (nm)
CRAWLEY, Wallace, Cox, USN (nm)
CREMEENS, Louis, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CRISCUOLO, Michael, Y2c, USN (nm)
CRISWELL, Wilfred, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CROWE, Cecil, GM2c, USN (nm)
CROWLEY, Thomas, LCdr, USN (nm)
CURRY, William, WT2c, USN (nm)
CURTIS, Lloyd, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CURTIS, Lyle, RM2c, USN (nm)
CYBULSKI, Harold, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CYCHOSZ, Francis, Sea1c, USN (nm)
CZARNECKI, Stanley, F1c, USN (nm)
CZEKAJSKI, Theophil, SM3c, USN (nm)

DAHLHEIMER, Richard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DANIEL, Lloyd, Y1c, USN (nm)
DANIK, Andrew, Sea2c, USN (nm)
DARCH, Phillip, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DAUGHERTY, Paul, EM3c, USN (nm)
DAVIS, Thomas, SF1c, USN (nm)
DAVIS, Milton, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DAVIS, Murle, RM2c, USN (nm)
DAVIS, Myrle, F3c, USN (nm)
DAVIS, Thomas, SF1c, USN (nm)
DAVIS, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DAVIS, Virgil, Pvt, USMC (nm)
DAWSON, James, Pvt, USMC (nm)
DAY, William, Sea2c, USN (nm) believed DOW 8th (va)
DEAN, Lyle, Cox, USN (nm)
DEARMOUN, Donald, GM3c, USN (nm)
DECASTRO, Vincente, OStd3c, USN (nm)
DELONG, Frederick, Cpl, USMC (nm)
DERITIS, Russell, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DEWITT, John, Cox, USN (nm)
DIAL, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DICK, Ralph, GM1c, USN (nm)
DINE, John, F2c, USN (nm)
DINEEN, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DOBEY, Milton, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DOHERTY, George, Sea2c, USN (nm)
DOHERTY, John, MM2c, USN (nm)
DONOHUE, Ned, F1c, USN (nm)
DORITY, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DOUGHERTY, Ralph, FC1c, USN (nm)
DOYLE, Wand, Cox, USN (nm)
DREESBACH, Herbert, Pfc, USMC (nm)
DRIVER, Bill, RM3c, USN (nm)
DUCREST, Louis, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DUKE, Robert, CCS, USN (nm)
DULLUM, Jerald, EM3c, USN (nm)
DUNAWAY, Kenneth, F3c, USN (nm)
DUNHAM, Elmer, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DUNNAM, Robert, Pvt, USMC (nm)
DUPREE, Arthur, F2c, USN (nm)
DURHAM, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DURIO, Russell, Pvt, USMC (nm)
DUVEENE, John, 1 Sgt, USMC (nm)
DVORAK, Alvin, BM2c, USN (nm) believed DOW 24th (va)

EATON, Emory, F3c, USN (nm)
EBEL, Walter, CTC, USN (nm)
EBERHART, Vincent, Cox, USN (nm)
ECHOLS, Charles, EM3c, USN (nm)
ECHTERNKAMP, Henry, Sea1c, USN (nm) believed DOW 10th (va)
EDMUNDS, Bruce, Y2c, USN (nm)
EERISSE, William, Ptr1c, USN (nm)
EGNEW, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
EHLERT, Casper, SM3c, USN (nm)
EHRMANTRAUT, Frank, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ELLIS, Wilbur, RM2c, USN (nm)
ELLIS, Francis, EM3c, USN (nm)
ELLIS, Richard, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ELWELL, Royal, Sea1c, USN (nm)
EMBREY, Bill, F3c, USN (nm)
EMERY, Jack, Ens, USN (nm)
EMERY, John, GM3c, USN (nm)
EMERY, Wesley, SK2c, USN (nm)
ENGER, Stanley, GM3c, USN (nm)
ERICKSON, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ERSKINE, Robert, Pfc, USMC (nm)
ERWIN, Stanley, MM1c, USN (nm)
ERWIN, Walton, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ESTEP, Carl, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ESTES, Forrest, F1c, USN (nm)
ESTES, Carl, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ETCHASON, Leslie, Sea1c, USN (nm)
EULBERG, Richard, FC2c, USN (nm)
EVANS, David, Pfc, USMC (nm)
EVANS, William, Sea2c, USN (nm)
EVANS, Mickey, Sea1c, USN (nm)
EVANS, Paul, Sea1c, USN (nm)
EVANS, Evan, Ens, USN (nm)
EWELL, Alfred, WT1c, USN (nm)
EYED, George, SK3c, USN (nm)

FALLIS, Alvin, PhM2c, USN (nm)
FANSLER, Edgar, Sea1c, USN (nm)
FARMER, John, Cox, USN (nm)
FEGURGUR, Nicolas, Matt2c, USN (nm)
FESS, John, F1c, USN (nm)
FIELDS, Reliford, Matt2c, USN (nm)
FIELDS, Bernard, RM3c, USN (nm)
FIFE, Ralph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
FILKINS, George, Cox, USN (nm)
FINCHER, Allen, ACk, USMC (nm)
FINCHER, Dexter, Sgt, USMC (nm)
FINLEY, Woodrow, Pfc, USMC (nm)
FIRTH, Henry, F3c, USN (nm)
FISCHER, Leslie, Sea1c, USN (nm)
FISHER, Robert, Sea2c, USN (nm)
FISHER, Delbert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
FISHER, James, Matt1c, USN (nm)
FISK, Charles, Y1c, USN (nm)
FITCH, Simon, Matt1c, USN (nm)
FITZGERALD, Kent, Pvt, USMC (nm)
FITZSIMMONS, Eugene, F3c, USN (nm)
FLANNERY, James, SK3c, USN (nm)
FLEETWOOD, Donald, Pfc, USMC (nm)
FLOEGE, Frank, Mus2c, USN (nm)
FLORY, Max, Sea2c, USN (nm)
FONES, George, FC3c, USN (nm)
FORD, Jack, Sea1c, USN (nm)
FORD, William, EM3c, USN (nm)
FOREMAN, Elmer, F2c, USN (nm)
FORTENBERRY, Alvie, Cox, USN (nm)
FOWLER, Ralph, LCDR, USN (nm)
FOWLER, George, Sea2c, USN (nm)
FOX, Daniel, Lt Col, USMC (nm)
FRANK , Leroy, Sea1c, USN (nm)
FREDERICK, Charles, EM2c, USN (nm)
FREE, Thomas, MM1c, USN (nm)
FREE, William, Sea2c, USN (nm)
FRENCH, John, LCdr, USN (nm)
FRIZZELL, Robert, Sea2c, USN (nm)
FULTON, Robert, AM1c, USN (nm)
FUNK, Frank, BM2c, USN (nm)
FUNK, Lawrence, Sea1c, USN (nm)

GAGER, Roy, Sea2c, USN (nm)
GARGARO, Ernest, Sea2c, USN (nm)
GARLINGTON, Raymond, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GARRETT, Orville, SF2c, USN (nm)
GARTIN, Gerald, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GAUDETTE, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GAULTNEY, Ralph, EM3c, USN (nm)
GAZECKI, Philip, Ens, USN (nm)
GEBHARDT, Kenneth, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GEER, Kenneth, Sea2c, USN (nm)
GEISE, Marvin, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GEMIENHARDT, Samuel, MM2c, USN (nm)
GHOLSTON, Roscoe, Y2c, USN (nm)
GIBSON, Billy, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GIESEN, Karl, Y2c, USN (nm)
GILL, Richard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GIOVENAZZO, Michael, WT2c, USN (nm)
GIVENS, Harold, Y3c, USN (nm)
GOBBIN, Angelo, SC1c, USN (nm)
GOFF, Wiley, Sea2c, USN (nm)
GOMEZ, Edward, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GOOD, Leland, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GOODWIN, William, Sea2c, USN (nm)
GORDON, Peter, F1c, USN (nm)
GOSSELIN, Edward, Ens, USN (nm)
GOSSELIN, Joseph, RM1c, USN (nm)
GOULD, Harry, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GOVE, Rupert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GRANGER, Raymond, F3c, USN (nm)
GRANT, Lawrence, Y3c, USN (nm)
GRAY, Albert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GRAY, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GRAY, Lawrence, F1c, USN (nm)
GREEN, Glen, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GREENFIELD, Carroll, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GRIFFIN, Reese, Sea2c, USN (nm)
GRIFFIN, Lawrence, Pvt, USMC (nm)
GRIFFITHS, Robert, EM3c, USN (nm)
GRISSINGER, Robert, Sea2c, USN (nm)
GROSNICKLE, Warren, EM2c, USN (nm)
GROSS, Milton, CSK, USN (nm)
GRUNDSTROM, Richard, Sea2c, USN (nm)
GURLEY, Jesse, SK3c, USN (nm)

HAAS, Curtis, Mus2c, USN (nm)
HADEN, Samuel, Cox, USN (nm)
HAFFNER, Floyd, F1c, USN (nm)
HAINES, Robert, Sea2c, USN (nm)
HALL, John, CBM, USN (nm)
HALLORAN, William, Ens, USN (nm)
HAMEL, Don, F M, USMC (nm)
HAMILTON, William, GM3c, USN (nm)
HAMILTON, Clarence, MM1c, USN (nm)
HAMILTON, Edwin, Sea2c, USN (nm)
HAMMERUD, George, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HAMPTON, J, F1c, USN (nm)
HAMPTON, Ted, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HAMPTON, Walter, BM2c, USN (nm)
HANNA, David, EM3c, USN (nm)
HANSEN, Harvey, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HANSEN, Carlyle, F1c, USN (nm)
HANZEL, Edward, WT1c, USN (nm)
HARDIN, Charles, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HARGRAVES, Kenneth, Sea2c, USN (nm)
HARMON, William, Pfc, USMC (nm)
HARRINGTON, Keith, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HARRIS, Noble, Cox, USN (nm)
HARRIS, Peter, Cox, USN (nm)
HARRIS, George, MM1c, USN (nm)
HARRIS, Hiram, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HARRIS, James, F1c, USN (nm)
HARTLEY, Alvin, GM3c, USN (nm)
HARTSOE, Max, GM3c, USN (nm)
HARTSON, Lonnie, SM3c, USN (nm)
HASL, James, F1c, USN (nm)
HAVERFIELD, James, Ens, USN (nm)
HAVINS, Harvey, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HAWKINS, Russell, SM3c, USN (nm)
HAYES, John, BM1c, USN (nm)
HAYES, Kenneth, F1c, USN (nm)
HAYNES, Curtis, QM2c, USN (nm)
HAYS, William, SK3c, USN (nm)
HAZDOVAC, Jack, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HEAD, Frank, CY, USN (nm)
HEATER, Verrel, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HEATH, Alfred, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HEBEL, Robert, SM3c, USN (nm)
HECKENDORN, Warren, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HEDGER, Jess, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HEDRICK, Paul, BM1c, USN (nm)
HEELY, Leo, Sea2c, USN (nm)
HEIDT, Edward, F1c, USN (nm)
HEIDT, Wesley, MM2c, USN (nm)
HELM, Merritt, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HENDERSON, William, Sea2c, USN (nm)
HENDRIKSEN, Frank, F2c, USN (nm)
HERRICK, Paul, Pvt, USMC (nm)
HERRING, James, SM3c, USN (nm)
HERRIOTT, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HESS, Darrel, FC1c, USN (nm)
HESSDORFER, Anthony, MM2c, USN (nm)
HIBBARD, Robert, Bkr2c, USN (nm)
HICKMAN, Arthur, SM3c, USN (nm)
HICKS, Elmer, GM3c, USN (nm)
HICKS, Ralph, Ptr2c, USN (nm)
HILL, Bartley, AOM3c, USN (nm)
HILTON, Wilson, GM1c, USN (nm)
HINDMAN, Frank, Sea2c, USN (nm)
HODGES, Garris, F2c, USN (nm)
HOELSCHER, Lester, HA1c, USN (nm)
HOLLAND, Claude, Sea2c, USN (nm)
HOLLENBACH, Paul, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HOLLIS, Ralph, Lt(jg), USN (nm)
HOLLOWELL, George, Cox, USN (nm)
HOLMES, Lowell, F3c, USN (nm)
HOLZWORTH, Walter, M Gy Sgt, USMC (nm)
HOMER, Henry, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HOPE, Harold, Pvt, USMC (nm)
HOPKINS, Homer, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HORN, Malvin, F3c, USN (nm)
HORRELL, Harvey, SM1c, USN (nm)
HORROCKS, James, CGM, USN (nm)
HOSLER, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HOUSE, Clem, CWT, USN (nm)
HOUSEL, John, SK1c, USN (nm)
HOWARD, Elmo, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HOWARD, Rolan, GM2c, USN (nm)
HOWE, Darrell, Sea2c, USN (nm)
HOWELL, Leroy, Cox, USN (nm)
HUBBARD, Haywood, Matt2c, USN (nm)
HUDNALL, Robert, Pfc, USMC (nm)
HUFF, Robert, Pvt, USMC (nm)
HUFFMAN, Clyde, F1c, USN (nm)
HUGHES, Marvin, Pvt, USMC (nm)
HUGHES, Lewis, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HUGHES, Bernard, Mus2c, USN (nm)
HUGHEY, James, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HUIE, Doyne, HA1c, USN (nm)
HULTMAN, Donald, Pfc, USMC (nm)
HUNTER, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HUNTINGTON, Henry, Sea2c, USN (nm)
HURD, Willard, Matt2c, USN (nm)
HURLEY, Wendell, Mus2c, USN (nm)
HUVAL, Ivan, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HUX, Leslie, Pfc, USMC (nm)
HUYS, Arthur, Sea1c, USN (nm)
HYDE, William, Cox, USN (nm)

IAK, Joseph, Y3c, USN (nm)
IBBOTSON, Howard, F1c, USN (nm)
INGALLS, Richard, SC3c, USN (nm)
INGALLS, Theodore, SC3c, USN (nm)
INGRAHAM, David, FC3c, USN (nm)
ISHAM, Orville, CGM, USN (nm)
ISOM, Luther, Sea1c, USN (nm)
IVERSEN, Earl, Sea2c, USN (nm)
IVERSEN, Norman, Sea2c, USN (nm)
IVEY, Charles, Sea2c, USN (nm)

JACKSON, Robert, Y3c, USN (nm)
JACKSON, David, Sea1c, USN (nm)
JAMES, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
JANTE, Edwin, Y3c, USN (nm)
JANZ, Clifford, Lt, USN (nm)
JASTRZEMSKI, Edwin, Sea1c, USN (nm)
JEANS, Victor, WT2c, USN (nm)
JEFFRIES, Keith, Cox, USN (nm)
JENKINS, Robert, Sea2c, USN (nm)
JENSEN, Keith, EM3c, USN (nm)
JERRISON, Donald, Cpl, USMC (nm)
JOHANN, Paul, GM3c, USN (nm)
JOHNSON, Sterling, Cox, USN (nm)
JOHNSON, Samuel, Cdr, USN (nm)
JOHNSON, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
JOHNSON, David, OC2c, USN (nm)
JOHNSON, Edmund, MM1c, USN (nm)
JOLLEY, Berry, Sea2c, USN (nm)
JONES, Woodrow, Sea2c, USN (nm)
JONES, Thomas, Ens, USN (nm)
JONES, Warren, Y3c, USN (nm)
JONES, Willard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
JONES, Leland, Sea1c, USN (nm)
JONES, Homer, Sea1c, USN (nm)
JONES, Hugh, Sea2c, USN (nm)
JONES, Quincy, Pfc, USMC (nm)
JONES, Harry, GM3c, USN (nm)
JONES, Henry, Matt1c, USN (nm)
JONES, Daniel, Sea2c, USN (nm)
JONES, Edmon, Sea1c, USN (nm)
JONES, Floyd, Matt2c, USN (nm)
JOYCE, Calvin, F2c, USN (nm)
JUDD, Albert, Cox, USN (nm)

KAGARICE, Harold, CSK, USN (nm)
KAISER, Robert, F1c, USN (nm)
KALINOWSKI, Henry, Pvt, USMC (nm)
KATT, Eugene, Sea2c, USN (nm)
KEEN, Billy, Pvt, USMC (nm)
KELLER, Paul, Mldr2c, USN (nm)
KELLEY, James, SF3c, USN (nm)
KELLOGG, Wilbur, F1c, USN (nm)
KELLY, Robert, CEM, USN (nm)
KENISTON, Donald, AS, USN (nm)
KENISTON, Kenneth, F3c, USN (nm)
KENNARD, Kenneth, GM3c, USN (nm)
KENNINGTON, Charles, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KENNINGTON, Milton, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KENT, Texas, Sea2c, USN (nm)
KIDD, Isaac, R Adm, USN (nm)
KIEHN, Ronald, MM2c, USN (nm)
KIESELBACH, Charles, CM1c, USN (nm)
KING, Gordon, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KING, Leander, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KING, Lewis, F1c, USN (nm)
KING, Robert, Ens, USN (nm)
KINNEY, Frederick, Mus1c, USN (nm)
KINNEY, Gilbert, QM2c, USN (nm)
KIRCHHOFF, Wilbur, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KIRKPATRICK, Thomas, Capt, USN (nm)
KLANN, Edward, SC1c, USN (nm)
KLINE, Robert, GM2c, USN (nm)
KLOPP, Francis, GM3c, USN (nm)
KNIGHT, Robert, EM3c, USN (nm)
KNUBEL, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KOCH, Walter, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KOENEKAMP, Clarence, F1c, USN (nm)
KOEPPE, Herman, Sea2c, USN (nm)
KOLAJAJCK, Brosig, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KONNICK, Albert, CM2c, USN (nm)
KOSEC, John, BM2c, USN (nm)
KOVAR, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KRAHN, James, Pfc, USMC (nm)
KRAMB, James, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KRAMB, John, M1c, USN (nm)
KRAMER, Robert, GM2c, USN (nm)
KRAUSE, Fred, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KRISSMAN, Max, Sea2c, USN (nm)
KRUGER, Richard, QM2c, USN (nm)
KRUPPA, Adolph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KUKUK, Howard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
KULA, Stanley, SC3c, USN (nm)
KUSIE, Donald, RM3c, USN (nm)

LADERACH, Robert, FC2c, USN (nm)
LAFRANCE, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LAKE, John, Act Pay Clk, USN (nm)
LAKIN, Donald, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LAKIN, Joseph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LAMAR, Ralph, FC3c, USN (nm)
LAMB, George, CSF, USN (nm)
LANDMAN, Henry, AMM2c, USN (nm)
LANDRY, James, Bkr2c, USN (nm)
LANE, Edward, Cox, USN (nm)
LANE, Mancel, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LANGE, Richard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LANGENWALTER, Orville, SK2c, USN (nm)
LANOUETTE, Henry, Cox, USN (nm)
LARSON, Leonard, F3c, USN (nm)
LASALLE, Willard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LATTIN, Bleecker, RM3c, USN (nm)
LEE, Henry, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LEE, Carroll, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LEEDY, David, FC2c, USN (nm)
LEGGETT, John, BM2c, USN (nm)
LEGROS, Joseph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LEIGH, Malcolm, GM3c, USN (nm)
LEIGHT, James, Sea2c, USN (nm)
LEOPOLD, Robert, Ens, USN (nm)
LESMEISTER, Steve, F3c, USN (nm)
LEVAR, Frank, CWT, USN (nm)
LEWIS, Wayne, CM3c, USN (nm)
LEWISON, Neil, FC3c, USN (nm)
LIGHTFOOT, Worth, GM3c, USN (nm)
LINBO, Gordon, GM1c, USN (nm)
LINCOLN, John, F1c, USN (nm)
LINDSAY, James, Pfc, USMC (nm)
LINDSAY, James, SF2c, USN (nm)
LINTON, George, F2c, USN (nm)
LIPKE, Clarence, F2c, USN (nm)
LIPPLE, John, SF1c, USN (nm)
LISENBY, Daniel, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LIVERS, Raymond, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LIVERS, Wayne, F1c, USN (nm)
LOCK, Douglas, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LOHMAN, Earl, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LOMAX, Frank, Ens, USN (nm)
LOMIBAO, Marciano, OStd1c, USN (nm)
LONG, Benjamin, CY, USN (nm)
LOUNSBURY, Thomas, Sea2c, USN (nm)
LOUSTANAU, Charles, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LOVELAND, Frank, Sea2c, USN (nm)
LOVSHIN, William, Pfc, USMC (nm)
LUCEY, Neil, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LUNA, James, Sea2c, USN (nm)
LUZIER, Ernest, MM2c, USN (nm)
LYNCH, James, GM3c, USN (nm)
LYNCH, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
LYNCH, Emmett, Mus2c, USN (nm)

MADDOX, Raymond, CEM, USN (nm)
MADRID, Arthur, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MAFNAS, Francisco, Matt2c, USN (nm)
MAGEE, Gerald, SK3c, USN (nm)
MALECKI, Frank, CY, USN (nm)
MALINOWSKI, John, SM3c, USN (nm)
MALSON, Harry, SK3c, USN (nm)
MANION, Edward, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MANLOVE, Arthur, Elec, USN (nm)
MANN, William, GM3c, USN (nm)
MANNING, LeRoy, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MANSKE, Robert, Y2c, USN (nm)
MARINICH, Steve, Cox, USN (nm)
MARIS, Elwood, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MARLING, Joseph, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MARLOW, Urban, Cox, USN (nm)
MARSH, William, Sea1c, USN (nm) believed DOW 10th (va)
MARSH, Benjamin, Ens, USN (nm)
MARSHALL, Thomas, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MARTIN, Hugh, Y3c, USN (nm)
MARTIN, James, BM1c, USN (nm)
MARTIN, James, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MARTIN, Luster, F3c, USN (nm)
MASON, Byron, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MASTEL, Clyde, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MASTERS, Dayton, GM3c, USN (nm)
MASTERSON, Cleburne, PhM1c, USN (nm)
MATHEIN, Harold, B2c, USN (nm)
MATHISON, Charles, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MATNEY, Vernon, F1c, USN (nm)
MATTOX, James, AM3c, USN (nm)
MAY, Louis, SC2c, USN (nm)
MAYBEE, George, RM2c, USN (nm)
MAYFIELD, Lester, F1c, USN (nm)
MAYO, Rex, EM2c, USN (nm)
MCCARRENS, James, Cpl, USMC (nm)
MCCARY, William, Mus2c, USN (nm)
MCCLAFFERTY, John, BM2c, USN (nm)
MCCLUNG, Harvey, Ens, USN (nm)
MCFADDIN, Lawrence, Y2c, USN (nm)
MCGLASSON, Joe, GM3c, USN (nm)
MCGRADY, Samme, Matt1c, USN (nm)
MCGUIRE, Francis, SK2c, USN (nm)
MCHUGHES, John, CWT, USN (nm)
MCINTOSH, Harry, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MCKINNIE, Russell, Matt2c, USN (nm)
MCKOSKY, Michael, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MCPHERSON, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MEANS, Louis, Matt1c, USN (nm)
MEARES, John, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MELSEN, George, S.C.2c, USN, USS Arizona, Dec 7, 1941 (ph) not confirmed by USS Arizona Memorial (az)
MENEFEE, James, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MENO, Vicente, Matt2c, USN (nm)
MENZENSKI, Stanley, Cox, USN (nm)
MERRILL, Howard, Ens, USN (nm)
MILES, Oscar, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MILLER, William, SM3c, USN (nm)
MILLER, Jesse, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MILLER, George, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MILLER, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MILLER, Forrest, CEM, USN (nm)
MILLER, Doyle, Cox, USN (nm)
MILLER, Chester, F2c, USN (nm)
MILLIGAN, Weldon, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MIMS, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MINEAR, Richard, Pfc, USMC (nm)
MLINAR, Joseph, Cox, USN (nm)
MOLPUS, Richard, CM, USN (nm)
MONROE, Donald, Matt2c, USN (nm)
MONTGOMERY, Robert, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MOODY, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MOORE, Douglas, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MOORE, Fred, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MOORE, James, SF3c, USN (nm)
MOORHOUSE, William, Mus2c, USN (nm)
MOORMAN, Russell, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MORGAN, Wayne, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MORGAREIDGE, James, F2c, USN (nm)
MORLEY, Eugene, F1c, USN (nm)
MORRIS, Owen, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MORRISON, Earl, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MORSE, Norman, WT2c, USN (nm)
MORSE, Edward, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MORSE, Francis, BM1c, USN (nm)
MORSE, George, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MOSS, Tommy, Matt2c, USN (nm)
MOSTEK, Francis, Pfc, USMC (nm)
MOULTON, Gordon, F1c, USN (nm)
MUNCY, Claude, MM2c, USN (nm)
MURDOCK, Charles, WT1c, USN (nm)
MURDOCK, Melvin, WT2c, USN (nm)
MURPHY, James, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MURPHY, James, F3c, USN (nm)
MURPHY, James, F3c, USN (nm)
MURPHY, Jessie, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MYERS, James, SK1c, USN (nm)

NAASZ, Erwin, SF2c, USN (nm)
NADEL, Alexander, Sea2c, USN (nm)
NATIONS, James, FC2c, USN (nm)
NAYLOR, J, SM2c, USN (nm)
NEAL, Tom, Sea1c, USN (nm)
NECESSARY, Charles, Sea1c, USN (nm)
NEIPP, Paul, Sea2c, USN (nm)
NELSEN, George, SC2c, USN (nm) NELSON, believed DOW 9th (va)
NELSON, Henry, BM1c, USN (nm)
NELSON, Harl, Sea1c, USN (nm)
NELSON, Lawrence, CTC, USN (nm)
NELSON, Richard, F3c, USN (nm)
NICHOLS, Alfred, Sea2c, USN (nm)
NICHOLS, Bethel, Sea2c, USN (nm)
NICHOLS, Clifford, TC1c, USN (nm)
NICHOLS, Louis, Sea2c, USN (nm)
NICHOLSON, Glen, EM3c, USN (nm)
NICHOLSON, Hancel, Sea1c, USN (nm)
NIDES, Thomas, EM1c, USN (nm)
NIELSEN, Floyd, CM3c, USN (nm)
NOLATUBBY, Henry, Pfc, USMC (nm)
NOONAN, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
NOWOSACKI, Theodore, Ens, USN (nm)
NUSSER, Raymond, GM3c, USN (nm)
NYE, Frank, Sea1c, USN (nm)

OBRIEN, Joseph, Pfc, USMC (nm)
OBRYAN, George, FC3c, USN (nm)
OBRYAN, Joseph, FC3c, USN (nm)
OCHOSKI, Henry, GM3c, USN (nm)
OFF, Virgil, Sea1c, USN (nm)
OGLE, Victor, Sea2c, USN (nm)
OGLESBY, Lonnie, Sea2c, USN (nm)
OLIVER, Raymond, Sea1c, USN (nm)
OLSEN, Edward, Ens, USN (nm)
OLSON, Glen, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ONEALL, Rex, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ONEILL, William, Ens, USN (nm)
ORR, Dwight, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ORZECH, Stanislaus, Sea2c, USN (nm)
OSBORNE, Mervin, F1c, USN (nm)
OSTRANDER, Leland, PhM3c, USN (nm)
OTT, Peter, Sea1c, USN (nm)
OWEN, Frederick, Sea2c, USN (nm)
OWENS, Richard, SK2c, USN (nm)
OWSLEY, Thomas, SC2c, USN (nm)

PACE, Amos, BM1c, USN (nm)
PARKES, Harry, BM1c, USN (nm)
PAROLI, Peter, Bkr3c, USN (nm)
PATTERSON, Harold, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PATTERSON, Richard, SF3c, USN (nm)
PATTERSON, Clarence, Pfc, USMC (nm)
PAULMAND, Hilery, OStd2c, USN (nm)
PAVINI, Bruno, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PAWLOWSKI, Raymond, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PEARCE, Alonzo, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PEARSON, Norman, Sea2c, USN (nm)
PEARSON, Robert, F2c, USN (nm)
PEAVEY, William, QM2c, USN (nm)
PECKHAM, Howard, F3c, USN (nm)
PEDROTTI, Francis, Pvt, USMC (nm)
PEERY, Max, Sea2c, USN (nm)
PELESCHAK, Michael, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PELTIER, John, EM3c, USN (nm)
PENTON, Howard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PERKINS, George, F1c, USN (nm)
PETERSON, Roscoe, Sea2c, USN (nm)
PETERSON, Albert, FC3c, USN (nm)
PETERSON, Elroy, FC2c, USN (nm)
PETERSON, Hardy, FC3c, USN (nm)
PETTIT, Charles, CRM, USN (nm)
PETYAK, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PHELPS, George, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PHILBIN, James, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PIASECKI, Alexander, Cpl, USMC (nm)
PIKE, Harvey, EM3c, USN (nm)
PIKE, Lewis, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PINKHAM, Albert, Sea2c, USN (nm)
PITCHER, Walter, GM1c, USN (nm)
POOL, Elmer, Sea1c, USN (nm)
POOLE, Ralph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
POST, Darrell, CMM, USN (nm)
POVESKO, George, Sea1c, USN (nm)
POWELL, Thomas, Sea1c, USN (nm)
POWELL, Jack, Pfc, USMC (nm)
POWER, Abner, Pvt, USMC (nm)
PRESSON, Wayne, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PRICE, Arland, RM2c, USN (nm)
PRITCHETT, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PUCKETT, Edwin, SK3c, USN (nm)
PUGH, John, SF3c, USN (nm)
PUTNAM, Avis, SC3c, USN (nm)
PUZIO, Edward, Sea1c, USN (nm)

QUARTO, Mike, Sea1c, USN (nm)
QUINATA, Jose, Matt2c, USN (nm)

RADFORD, Neal, Mus2c, USN (nm)
RASMUSSEN, Arthur, CM1c, USN (nm)
RASMUSSON, George, F3c, USN (nm)
RATKOVICH, William, WT1c, USN (nm)
RAWHOUSER, Glen, F3c, USN (nm)
RAWSON, Clyde, BM1c, USN (nm)
RAY, Harry, BM2c, USN (nm)
REAVES, Casbie, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RECTOR, Clay, SK3c, USN (nm)
REECE, John, Sea2c, USN (nm)
REED, James, SK1c, USN (nm)
REED, Ray, Sea2c, USN (nm)
REGISTER, Paul, LCdr, USN (nm)
REINHOLD, Rudolph, Pvt, USMC (nm)
RESTIVO, Jack, Y2c, USN (nm)
REYNOLDS, Jack, Sea1c, USN (nm)
REYNOLDS, Earl, Sea2c, USN (nm)
RHODES, Birb, F2c, USN (nm)
RHODES, Mark, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RICE, William, Sea2c, USN (nm)
RICH, Claude, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RICHAR, Raymond, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RICHARDSON, Warren, Cox, USN (nm)
RICHISON, Fred, GM3c, USN (nm)
RICHTER, Albert, Cox, USN (nm)
RICO, Guadalupe, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RIDDELL, Eugene, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RIGANTI, Fred, SF3c, USN (nm)
RIGGINS, Gerald, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RIVERA, Francisco, Matt2c, USN (nm)
ROBERTS, Walter, RM1c, USN (nm)
ROBERTS, Wilburn, Bkr3c, USN (nm)
ROBERTS, William, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ROBERTS, Kenneth, BM2c, USN (nm)
ROBERTS, McClellan, CPhM, USN (nm)
ROBERTS, Dwight, F1c, USN (nm)
ROBERTSON, Edgar, Matt3c, USN (nm)
ROBERTSON, James, MM1c, USN (nm)
ROBINSON, John, EM1c, USN (nm)
ROBINSON, Robert, PhM3c, USN (nm)
ROBINSON, Harold, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ROBINSON, James, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ROBY, Raymond, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RODGERS, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ROEHM, Harry, MM2c, USN (nm)
ROGERS, Thomas, CTM, USN (nm)
ROMANO, Simon, OC1c, USN (nm)
ROMBALSKI, Donald, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ROMERO, Vladimir, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ROOT, Melvin, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ROSE, Chester, BM1c, USN (nm)
ROSENBERRY, Orval, SF2c, USN (nm)
ROSS, Deane, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ROSS, William, GM3c, USN (nm)
ROWE, Eugene, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ROWELL, Frank, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ROYALS, William, F1c, USN (nm)
ROYER, Howard, GM3c, USN (nm)
ROZAR, John, WT2c, USN (nm)
ROZMUS, Joseph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RUDDOCK, Cecil, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RUGGERIO, William, FC3c, USN (nm)
RUNCKEL, Robert, Bug1c, USN (nm)
RUNIAK, Nicholas, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RUSH, Richard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RUSHER, Orville, MM1c, USN (nm)
RUSKEY, Joseph, CBM, USN (nm)
RUTKOWSKI, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
RUTTAN, Dale, EM3c, USN (nm)

SAMPSON, Sherley, RM3c, USN (nm)
SANDALL, Merrill, SF3c, USN (nm)
SANDERS, Eugene, Ens, USN (nm)
SANDERSON, James, Mus2c, USN (nm)
SANFORD, Thomas, F3c, USN (nm)
SANTOS, Filomeno, OC2c, USN (nm)
SATHER, William, PMkr1c, USN (nm)
SAVAGE, Walter, Ens, USN (nm)
SAVIN, Tom, RM2c, USN (nm)
SAVINSKI, Michael, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SCHDOWSKI, Joseph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SCHEUERLEIN, George, GM3c, USN (nm)
SCHILLER, Ernest, Sea2c, USN (nm)
SCHLUND, Elmer, MM1c, USN (nm)
SCHMIDT, Vernon, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SCHNEIDER, William, Pvt, USMC (nm)
SCHRANK, Harold, Bkr1c, USN (nm)
SCHROEDER, Henry, BM1c, USN (nm)
SCHUMAN, Herman, SK1c, USN (nm)
SCHURR, John, EM2c, USN (nm)
SCILLEY, Harold, SF2c, USN (nm)
SCOTT, A., Sea2c, USN (nm)
SCOTT, George, Pvt, USMC (nm)
SCOTT, Crawford, Pfc, USMC (nm)
SCRUGGS, Jack, Mus2c, USN (nm)
SEAMAN, Russell, F1c, USN (nm)
SEELEY, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SEVIER, Charles, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SHANNON, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SHARBAUGH, Harry, GM3c, USN (nm)
SHARON, Lewis, F1c, USN (nm)
SHAW, Clyde, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SHAW, Robert, Mus2c, USN (nm)
SHEFFER, George, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SHERRILL, Warren, Y2c, USN (nm)
SHERVEN, Richard, EM3c, USN (nm)
SHIFFMAN, Harold, RM3c, USN (nm)
SHILEY, Paul, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SHIMER, Melvin, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SHIVE, Malcolm, RM3c, USN (nm)
SHIVE, Gordon, Pvt, USMC (nm)
SHIVELY, Benjamin, F1c, USN (nm)
SHORES, Irland, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SHUGART, Marvin, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SIBLEY, Delmar, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SIDDERS, Russell, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SIDELL, John, GM3c, USN (nm)
SILVEY, Jesse, MM2c, USN (nm)
SIMENSEN, Carleton, 2 Lt, USMC (nm)
SIMON, Walter, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SIMPSON, Albert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SKEEN, Harvey, Sea2c, USN (nm)
SKILES, Charley, Sea2c, USN (nm)
SKILES, Eugene, Sea2c, USN (nm)
SLETTO, Earl, MM1c, USN (nm)
SMALLEY, Jack, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SMART, George, Cox, USN (nm)
SMESTAD, Halge, RM2c, USN (nm)
SMITH, Mack, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SMITH, Orville, Ens, USN (nm)
SMITH, Walter, Matt1c, USN (nm)
SMITH, Albert, CRE, USN (nm)
SMITH, Earl, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SMITH, Earl, FC3c, USN (nm)
SMITH, Edward, GM3c, USN (nm)
SMITH, Harry, Sea2c, USN (nm)
SMITH, John, SF3c, USN (nm)
SMITH, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SMITH, Marvin, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SMITH, Luther, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SNIFF, Jack, F M Cpl, USMC (nm)
SOENS, Harold, SC1c, USN (nm)
SOOTER, James, RM3c, USN (nm)
SORENSEN, Holger, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SOUTH, Charles, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SPENCE, Merle, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SPOTZ, Maurice, F1c, USN (nm)
SPREEMAN, Robert, GM3c, USN (nm)
SPRINGER, Charles, Sea2c, USN (nm)
STALLINGS, Kermit, F1c, USN (nm)
STARKOVICH, Charles, F3c, USN (nm)
STARKOVICH, Joseph, F2c, USN (nm)
STAUDT, Alfred, F3c, USN (nm)
STEFFAN, Joseph, BM2c, USN (nm)
STEIGLEDER, Lester, Cox, USN (nm)
STEINHOFF, Lloyd, Sea1c, USN (nm)
STEPHENS, Woodrow, EM1c, USN (nm)
STEPHENSON, Hugh, Sea1c, USN (nm)
STEVENS, Theadore, AMM2c, USN (nm)
STEVENS, Jack, Sea1c, USN (nm)
STEVENSON, Frank, Pfc, USMC (nm)
STEWART, Thomas, SC3c, USN (nm)
STILLINGS, Gerald, F2c, USN (nm)
STOCKMAN, Harold, FC3c, USN (nm)
STOCKTON, Louis, Sea2c, USN (nm)
STODDARD, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
STOPYRA, Julian, RM3c, USN (nm)
STORM, Laun, Y1c, USN (nm)
STOVALL, Richard, Pvt, USMC (nm)
STRANGE, Charles, F2c, USN (nm)
STRATTON, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SUGGS, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SULSER, Frederick, GM3c, USN (nm)
SUMMERS, Glen, Y1c, USN (nm)
SUMMERS, Harold, SM2c, USN (nm)
SUMNER, Oren, Sea2c, USN (nm)
SUTTON, Clyde, CCS, USN (nm)
SUTTON, George, SK1c, USN (nm)
SWIONTEK, Stanley, F Ck, USMC (nm)
SWISHER, Charles, Sea1c, USN (nm)
SYMONETTE, Henry, OC1c, USN (nm)
SZABO, Theodore, Pvt, USMC (nm)

TAMBOLLEO, Victor, SF3c, USN (nm)
TANNER, Russell, GM3c, USN (nm)
TAPIE, Edward, MM2c, USN (nm)
TAPP, Lambert, GM3c, USN (nm)
TARG, John, CWT, USN (nm)
TAYLOR, Robert, Cox, USN (nm)
TAYLOR, Aaron, Matt1c, USN (nm)
TAYLOR, Charles, EM2c, USN (nm)
TAYLOR, Harry, GM2c, USN (nm)
TEELING, Charles, CPrtr, USN (nm)
TEER, Allen, EM3c, USN (nm)
TENNELL, Raymond, Sea1c, USN (nm)
TERRELL, John, F2c, USN (nm)
THEILLER, Rudolph, Sea1c, USN (nm)
THOMAS, Randall, Sea1c, USN (nm)
THOMAS, Stanley, F3c, USN (nm)
THOMAS, Vincent, Cox, USN (nm)
THOMAS, Houston, Cox, USN (nm)
THOMPSON, Robert, SC1c, USN (nm)
THOMPSON, Irven, Sea1c, USN (nm)
THOMPSON, Charles, Sea1c, USN (nm)
THORMAN, John, EM2c, USN (nm)
THORNTON, George, GM3c, USN (nm)
TINER, Robert, F2c, USN (nm)
TISDALE, William, CWT, USN (nm)
TRIPLETT, Thomas, Sea1c, USN (nm)
TROVATO, Tom, Sea1c, USN (nm)
TUCKER, Raymond, Cox, USN (nm)
TUNTLAND, Earl, Sea1c, USN (nm)
TURNIPSEED, John, F3c, USN (nm)
TUSSEY, Lloyd, EM3c, USN (nm)
TYSON, Robert, FC3c, USN (nm)

UHRENHOLDT, Andrew, Ens, USN (nm)

VALENTE, Richard, GM3c, USN (nm)
VAN HORN, James, AS, USN (nm)
VAN VALKENBURGH, Franklin, Capt, USN (nm)
VANATTA, Garland, MM1c, USN (nm)
VARCHOL, Brinley, GM2c, USN (nm)
VAUGHAN, William, PhM2c, USN (nm)
VEEDER, Gordon, Sea2c, USN (nm)
VELIA, Galen, SM3c, USN (nm)
VIEIRA, Alvaro, Sea2c, USN (nm)
VOJTA, Walter, Sea1c, USN (nm)
VOSTI, Anthony, GM3c, USN (nm)

WAGNER, Mearl, SC2c, USN (nm)
WAINWRIGHT, Silas, PhM1c, USN (nm)
WAIT, Wayland, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WALKER, Bill, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WALLACE, Houston, WT1c, USN (nm)
WALLACE, James, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WALLACE, Ralph, F3c, USN (nm)
WALLENSTEIN, Richard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WALTERS, Clarence, Sea2c, USN (nm)
WALTERS, William, FC3c, USN (nm)
WALTHER, Edward, FC3c, USN (nm)
WALTON, Alva, Y3c, USN (nm)
WARD, William, Cox, USN (nm)
WARD, Albert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WATKINS, Lenvil, F2c, USN (nm)
WATSON, William, F3c, USN (nm)
WATTS, Sherman, HA1c, USN (nm)
WATTS, Victor, GM3c, USN (nm)
WEAVER, Richard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WEBB, Carl, Pfc, USMC (nm)
WEBSTER, Harold, Sea2c, USN (nm)
WEEDEN, Carl, Ens, USN (nm)
WEIDELL, William, Sea2c, USN (nm)
WEIER, Bernard, Pvt, USMC (nm)
WELLER, Ludwig, CSK, USN (nm)
WELLS, Floyd, RM2c, USN (nm)
WELLS, Harvey, SF2c, USN (nm)
WELLS, Raymond, Sea2c, USN (nm)
WELLS, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WEST, Broadus, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WEST, Webster, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WESTCOTT, William, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WESTERFIELD, Ivan, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WESTIN, Donald, F3c, USN (nm)
WESTLUND, Fred, BM2c, USN (nm)
WHISLER, Gilbert, Pfc, USMC (nm)
WHITAKER, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WHITCOMB, Cecil, EM3c, USN (nm)
WHITE, Vernon, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WHITE, Volmer, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WHITE, James, F1c, USN (nm)
WHITE, Charles, Mus2c, USN (nm)
WHITEHEAD, Ulmont, Ens, USN (nm)
WHITLOCK, Paul, Sea2c, USN (nm)
WHITSON, Ernest, Mus2c, USN (nm)
WHITT, William, GM3c, USN (nm)
WHITTEMORE, Andrew, Matt2c, USN (nm)
WICK, Everett, FC3c, USN (nm)
WICKLUND, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WILCOX, Arnold, QM2c, USN (nm)
WILL, Joseph, Sea2c, USN (nm)
WILLETTE, Laddie, Sea2c, USN (nm)
WILLIAMS, Adrian, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WILLIAMS, Clyde, Mus2c, USN (nm)
WILLIAMS, Lawrence, Ens, USN (nm)
WILLIAMS, Jack, RM3c, USN (nm)
WILLIAMS, George, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WILLIAMSON, Randolph, Matt1c, USN (nm)
WILLIAMSON, William, RM2c, USN (nm)
WILLIS, Robert, Sea2c, USN (nm)
WILSON, Hurschel, F2c, USN (nm)
WILSON, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WILSON, Comer, CBM, USN (nm)
WILSON, Neil, Ch Mach, USN (nm)
WILSON, Ray, RM3c, USN (nm)
WILSON, Bernard, RM3c, USN (nm)
WIMBERLEY, Paul, GM3c, USN (nm)
WINDISH, Robert, Pvt, USMC (nm)
WINDLE, Robert, Pvt, USMC (nm)
WINTER, Edward, Mach, USN (nm)
WITTENBERG, Russell, Pvt, USMC (nm)
WOJTKIEWICZ, Frank, CMM, USN (nm)
WOLF, George, Ens, USN (nm)
WOOD, Harold, Cox, USN (nm)
WOOD, Horace, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WOOD, Roy, F1c, USN (nm)
WOODS, Vernon, Sea1c, USN (nm)
WOODS, William, Sea2c, USN (nm)
WOODWARD, Ardene, MM2c, USN (nm)
WOODY, Harlan, Sea2c, USN (nm)
WOOLF, Norman, CWT, USN (nm)
WRIGHT, Edward, Sea2c, USN (nm)
WYCKOFF, Robert, F1c, USN (nm)

YATES, Elmer, SC3c, USN (nm)
YEATS, Charles, Cox, USN (nm)
YOMINE, Frank, F2c, USN (nm)
YOUNG, Jay, Sea1c, USN (nm)
YOUNG, Vivian, WT1c, USN (nm)
YOUNG, Eric, Ens, USN (nm)
YOUNG, Glendale, Sea1c, USN (nm)

ZEILER, John, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ZIEMBICKI, Steve, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ZIMMERMAN, Fred, Cox, USN (nm)
ZIMMERMAN, Loyd, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ZWARUN, Michael, Sea1c, USN (nm)

ADKINS, Howard, F1c, USN (nm)
ALLEN, Thomas Benton, G.M.2c, USN, USS California, Dec 7, 1941 (ph) believed DOW 11th (va)
ALLEN, Moses, Matt1c, USN (nm)

BAILEY, Wilbur, Sea1c, USN (nm) believed DOW 13th (va)
BAKER, Glen, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BALL, James, F2c, USN (nm)
BANDEMAR, Harold, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BAZETTI, Michael, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BEAL, Albert, RM2c, USN (nm)
BECKWITH, Thomas, SF2c, USN (nm)
BLANKENSHIP, Henry, PhM1c, USN (nm)
BLOUNT, John, Pfc, USMC (nm)
BOWDEN, Edward, F1c, USN (nm)
BOWERS, Robert, Ens, USN (nm)
BREWER, Robert, Sea1c, USN (nm)
BUSH, Samuel, Matt1c, USN (nm)
BUTLER, James, F2c, USN (nm)

CARPENTER, Elmer, BM1c, USN (nm)
CARTER, Lloyd George, Sea.2c, USN, USS California, Dec 7, 1941 (ph) but see note in Name list
CLARK, Cullen, F1c, USN (nm)
COLE, Francis, M2c, USN (nm)
COOPER, Kenneth, FC3c, USN (nm)
CURTIS, Herbert, Sea2c, USN (nm)
CUTRER, Lloyd, Sea2c, USN (nm)

DAVIS, Edward, SK1c, USN (nm)
DEETZ, John, GM3c, USN (nm)
DOMPIER, Marshall, SK2c, USN (nm)
DOUGLAS, Norman, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DUGGER, Guy, F1c, USN (nm)
DUKES, Billie, Sea1c, USN (nm)
DURNING, Thomas, Sea2c, USN (nm)

ERNEST, Robert, Sea2c, USN (nm)

FARLEY, Alfred, Sea2c, USN (nm)
FERGUSON, Marvin, AS, USN (nm)

GALASZEWSKI, Stanley, Sea2c, USN (nm)
GARCIA, Robert, SK3c, USN (nm)
GARY, Thomas, Sea2c, USN (nm)
GILBERT, Tom, Sea1c, USN (nm)
GILBERT, George, Ens, USN (nm)

HANSON, Helmer, Sea2c, USN (nm)
HENDERSON, Gilbert, Matt2c, USN (nm)
HILDERBRAND, John, F1c, USN (nm)
HILLMAN, Merle, PhM2c, USN (nm)
HOLLEY, Paul, Sea1c, USN (nm)

JACOBS, Richard, SF3c, USN (nm)
JEFFERY, Ira, Ens, USN (nm)
JOHNSON, Melvin, RM3c, USN (nm)
JONES, Edward Watkin, Sea.2c, USN, USS California, Dec 7, 1941 (ph)
JONES, Ernest, Matt3c, USN (nm)
JONES, Herbert, Ens, USNR (nm)

KAUFMAN, Harry, BM1c, USN (nm)
KEENER, Arlie, SK3c, USN (nm)
KRAMER, Harry, F1c, USN (nm)

LANCASTER, John, PhM3c, USN (nm)
LARSEN, Donald, RM3c, USN (nm)
LEE, Roy, Pvt, USMC (nm)
LEWIS, John, SK1c, USN (nm)
LONDON, James, SK1c, USN (nm)

MANGES, Howard, FC3c, USN (nm)
MARTIN, John, F3c, USN (nm)
MCGRAW, George, F1c, USN (nm)
MCMEANS, Clyde, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MCMURTREY, Aaron, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MILNER, James, F1c, USN (nm)
MINTER, James, Sea2c, USN (nm)
MIRELLO, Bernard, Sea1c, USN (nm)
MONTGOMERY, William, GM3c, USN (nm)

NELSON, Marlyn Wayne, F.2c, USN, USS California, Dec 7, 1941 (ph)
NEWTON, Wayne, Sea1c, USN (nm)

PARKER, June, QM3c, USN (nm)
PAYNE, Kenneth, Sea1c, USN (nm)
PENDARVIS, George, F3c, USN (nm)
PITTS, Lewis, Sea2c, USN (nm)
PRZYBYSZ, Alexsander, Prtr2c, USN (nm)
PULLEN, Roy, Sea2c, USN (nm)

RACISZ, Edward, Sea1c, USN (nm)
REEVES, Thomas, CRE, USN (nm)
RICHEY, Joseph, Ens, USN (nm)
RIPLEY, Edwin, Sea2c, USN (nm)
ROBERTS, Earl, Sea1c, USN (nm)
ROSENTHAL, Alfred, RM3c, USN (nm)
ROSS, Joe, RM2c, USN (nm)
ROYSE, Frank, RM3c, USN (nm)

SAFFELL, Morris, F1c, USN (nm)
SCOTT, Robert, MM1c, USN (nm)
SEARLE, Erwin, GM3c, USN (nm)
SHELLY, Russell, Mus2c, USN (nm)
SHOOK, Shelby, Pvt, USMC (nm)
SIMMONS, Frank, Matt2c, USN (nm) believed DOW 9th (va)
SIMMONS, Tceollyar, Sea2c, USN (nm)
SMITH, Lloyd, Sea2c, USN (nm)
STAFFORD, Gordon William, Sea.2c, USN, USS California, Dec 7, 1941 (ph)
STAPLER, Leo, Matt1c, USN (nm)
SWEANY, Charles, EM1c, USN (nm)
SZURGOT, Edward, SK3c, USN (nm)

TREANOR, Frank, RM3c, USN (nm)
TURK, Pete, Sea2c, USN (nm)

VINING, George, Matt2c, USN (nm)

WALKER, David, Matt3c, USN (nm)
WALLEN, Earl, Pfc, USMC (nm)
WIANT, Thomas Solomon, AS, USN, USS California, Dec 7, 1941 (ph)
WILSON, Milton, F3c, USN (nm)
WODARSKI, Steven, Sea2c, USN (nm)
WYDILA, John, SF3c, USN (nm)


RFA Hickorol

Subsequent name: Hemsley II Grammos Ardenza Pannesi

Class: SECOND 1,000 t CREOSOL CLASS Harbour Oiler

Laid down:
Builder: McMillan, Dumbarton
Launched: 30 November 1917
Into Service: March 1918
Out of service: 1948 Sold commercially
Fate: Broken up

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

Background Data : On the outbreak of WW1, the Admiralty embarked on a further programme of tanker construction for the newly-formed RFA Service. Eventually there were eighteen ships in this Class, twelve of which were named after trees with the OL suffix, while the remainder had names connected with the oil industry also with the OL suffix. Four of the Class were diesel engined and were sold after the Armistice but the rest, being triple expansion steamers, had long and successful lives

4 November 1917 Engineer Lieutenant William Cornell RNR appointed as Chief Engineer Officer. He was demobilised on 22 April 1919

30 November 1917 launched by A. Macmillan & Sons Ltd, Dumbarton as Yard Nr: 470 named HICKOROL.

18 January 1918 Lieutenant Frank J Delamotte RNR appointed in command

25 February 1918 registered in Admiralty ownership

17 April 1919 Mr W L Rathbone RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer. He previously had served in RFA BARKOL He was demobilised on 30 August 1919

6 May 1919 involved as oiler with British and US mine sweepers removing the 'Northern Barrage' - the series of mine fields laid across the northern North Sea to restrict the passage of German U-Boats assisted by RFA‘s ASPENLEAF, CRENELLA and PETRONEL

On or after 1 July 1919 Leading Stoker Benjamin Williams MMR 736894 logged as deserting (no exact date shown for his desertion). He had signed on on 12 April 1919

11 August 1919 Engineer Lieutenant Peter Low RNR appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

Engineer Lieutenant Peter Low RNR

23 September 1919 ceased to be engaged as an oiler for the Mine Sweepers engaged in removing the 'Northern Barrage'

7 October 1919 berthed at Portsmouth from sea

11 November 1919 Ordinary Seaman Cyril F C Black MMR 938468 logged as deserting from the ship. He had signed on the ship on 21 February 1918. He surrendered on 27 December 1919 and was admitted to Whipps Cross Hospital, Leyton, London E10 on 29 December 1919

Ordinary Seaman Cyril Black MMR 938468

18 November 1919 Stoker J Wilson logged as deserting. He had signed on on 22 August 1919

3 December 1919 Able Seaman John Pottinger logged as deserting. He had signed on on 28 August 1919

17 December 1919 berthed at Grangemouth from London

24 December 1919 Fireman Edwin G Whiting MMR 982092 logged as deserting. He had signed on on 12 April 1919

1 January 1920 docked at Avonmouth with a cargo of petrol for discharge. The first visit by the ship to this port

5 January 1920 sailed Avonmouth for Belfast

22 January 1920 arrived at Sheerness

12 February 1920 Mr Thomas Dobbie RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer. Previously served as Chief Engineer Officer of RFA LIMOL

Chief Engineer Officer Thomas Dobbie

16 February 1920 sailed Grangemouth for Sunderland in ballast

7 May 1920 berthed at the Albert Dock, Hull from Purfleet

7 June 1920 arrived at Grangemouth from Purfleet

8 June 1920 sailed Grangemouth for London

18 June 1920 berthed at the Albert Dock, Hull from Purfleet

19 June 1920 sailed from the Albert Dock, Hull in ballast for Purfleet

6 July 1920 berthed at Avonmouth to load bunkers

26 August 1920 sailed Grangemouth for Hull

29 August 1920 berthed at Albert Dock, Hull

30 August 1920 sailed Albert Dock, Hull for Purfleet in ballast

24 September 1920 arrived at Grangemouth from Thameshaven

16 December 1920 arrived at Grangemouth from London

5 January 1921 sailed Grangemouth for London in ballast

19 January 1921 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west bound

22 March 1921 sailed Grangemouth for London

28 March 1921 arrived at Grangemouth from London

18 April 1921 arrived at Grangemouth from London

16 May 1921 sailed Plymouth for Belfast

24 July 1921 Captain Robert T Gallon RFA appointed as Master

7 November 1921 berthed at Avonmouth to load cargo

2 December 1921 sailed Manchester for Avonmouth

4 December 1921 berthed at Avonmouth

6 December 1921 sailed from Avonmouth

9 January 1922 arrived at Granton from Thames Haven with a cargo of motor spirit

12 January 1922 sailed from Granton in ballast for Thames Haven

23 January 1922 arrived at Salt End Jetty, Hull in ballast from Thames Haven

8 February 1922 Captain Charles N Noel RFA appointed as Master

Captain Charles N Noel RFA

14 February 1922 arrived at Granton from Rotterdam

16 February 1922 sailed Granton for Rosyth with ballast

28 February 1922 arrived at Plymouth from Falmouth

9 March 1922 arrived at Plymouth from Limerick

9 October 1922 Captain Wm Alfred Wooster RFA appointed as Master

Captain Wm Alfred Wooster RFA

3 November 1922 Captain Robert S Jarvis RFA appointed as Master

22 April 1923 Mr John E T Collins RFA appointed as Acting Chief Engineer Officer

Mr John E T Collins RFA when as Acting Chief Engineer Officer

23 April 1923 arrived at the River Tees from Killingholme

24 May 1923 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

27 May 1923 at Grimsby Royal Naval Sick Quarters Chief Engineer Officer Thomas Dobbie discharged dead from diabetes

30 May 1923 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour returning later the same day

30 June 1923 Mr Edward B Morton RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

Chief Engineer Officer Edward B Morton RFA

24 October 1923 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour to Stokes Bay returning to Portsmouth Harbour later in the day

25 October 1923 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

28 December 1923 arrived at Salt End Jetty, Hull from Grangemouth in ballast. Sailing later the same day to Sunderland

5 January 1924 berthed at Grangemouth from Hull

10 January 1924 arrived the River Wear from Hull

11 March 1924 sailed Salt End Jetty, Hull to Grangemouth and then Aberdeen with a cargo of petrol

13 March 1924 berthed at Grangemouth

14 March 1924 arrived at Aberdeen

12 April 1924 sailed Hull Roads in ballast

19 May 1924 arrived Hull Roads from Thames Haven

29 August 1924 sailed Grangemouth for Saltend, Hull in ballast

4 September 1924 arrived at Grangemouth from Hull

10 September 1924 arrived at Grangemouth from Hull with a cargo of paraffin

17 September 1924 berthed at Grangemouth from Hull

20 September 1924 sailed Grangemouth in ballast

19 November 1924 sailed Grangemouth for Rosyth

17 March 1925 berthed Portsmouth Harbour

30 March 1925 in No: 3 basin, Portsmouth Dockyard

4 April 1925 in No: 3 basin, Portsmouth Dockyard together with RFA's KIMMEROL and MARINER

14 April 1925 in No: 3 basin, Portsmouth Dockyard together with RFA's KIMMEROL and MARINER

24 April 1925 Mr William W Ridgeway RFA appointed as Acting Chief Engineer Officer

27 April 1925 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

20 May 1925 made fast to No: 5 buoy, Portsmouth Harbour

27 May 1925 made fast to No: 5 buoy, Portsmouth Harbour

6 June 1925 made fast to No: 5 buoy, Portsmouth Harbour

1 July 1925 Mr Arthur Tinn RFA appointed as Acting Chief Engineer Officer

9 July 1925 made fast to No: 5 buoy, Portsmouth Harbour

17 July 1925 berthed on the Lower TBTrot, Portsmouth Harbour

20 August 1925 made fast to No: 5 buoy, Portsmouth Harbour

8 September 1925 made fast to No: 5 buoy, Portsmouth Harbour

17 September 1925 made fast to No: 5 buoy, Portsmouth Harbour

26 September 1925 made fast to No: 5 buoy, Portsmouth Harbour

3 October 1925 made fast to No: 5 buoy, Portsmouth Harbour

14 October 1925 made fast to No: 5 buoy, Portsmouth Harbour

3 November 1925 arrived Salt End Jetty, Hull from Fowey in ballast

5 November 1925 sailed from Hull & Barnsley Quay, Hull for Grangemouth with a cargo of spirit

12 November 1925 sailed Sunderland for Hull

14 November 1925 berthed at Salt End Jetty, Hull

26 November 1925 arrived at the River Wear

1 December 1925 arrived at Grangemouth from Hul

11 December 1925 sailed from Salt End Jetty, Hull for Grangemouth with a cargo of motor spirit

13 December 1925 arrived at Grangemouth from Hull

15 December 1925 sailed Grangemouth for Hull

16 December 1925 arrived at Salt End Jetty, Hull from Grangemouth in ballast

18 December 1925 sailed Salt End Jetty, Hull for Sunderland with a cargo of motor spirit

19 December 1925 sailed Sunderland for Sheerness

21 December 1925 Mr Joseph S Harrison RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

1 January 1926 arrived at Granton from Shell Haven

10 January 1926 sailed Granton for Shell Haven in ballast

16 January 1926 arrived at Granton from Shell Haven

17 January 1926 sailed Granton

18 January 1926 berthed at Salt End Jetty, Hull

19 January 1926 sailed Salt End Jetty, Hull to Granton loaded with benzine arriving the next day

16 February 1926 arrived Granton from Shell Haven with a cargo of motor spirit

23 February 1926 sailed Salt End Jetty, Hull to Sunderland with a cargo of paraffin

8 March 1926 sailied Hull for Grangemouth

6 December 1926 Mr Charles J Falconer RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

Chief Engineer Officer Charles J Falconer RFA

24 June 1927 sailed Granton for Sheerness in ballast

20 August 1927 arrived at Plymouth from Manchester

21 August 1927 sailed Plymouth for Ellesmere Port

27 August 1927 Captain Reginald C E Neyroud RFA appointed as Master

4 October 1927 arrived at Plymouth

6 November 1927 sailed the River Tyne

13 November 1927 arrived and berthed at Saltend Jetty, Hull from Ipswich in ballast

17 November 1927 sailed the River Tyne

23 November 1927 arrived Aberdeen from Hull with a cargo of motor spriit

26 January 1928 Mr Andrew G Forbes RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

27 April 1928 arrived at Devonport

30 April 1928 sailed from Devonport

29 May 1928 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west bound

19 June 1928 arrived at Devonport

3 July 1928 Captain Thomas Banbury RFA appointed as Master

30 July 1928 Mr John Atchison RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

9 August 1928 Captain Donald R McCutchan RFA appointed as Master

13 September 1928 Mr James E Hawthorn RFA appointed as Acting Chief Engineer Officer

30 October 1928 arrived at Devonport

25 MArch 1929 Mr William A Payne RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

20 May 1929 Captain A D Davies RFA appointed as Master

RFA Hickorol

30 September 1929 Captain Walter C T Barnes RFA appointed as Master

16 December 1929 arrived at Grangemouth from the River Medway

23 December 1929 arrived at Grangemouth from the River Medway

28 December 1929 arrived at Plymouth and secured to No: 5 buoy

2 January 1930 arrived at Preston with a cargo of motor spirit

13 January 1930 arrived at Preston from Avonmouth with a cargo of motor spirit

25 January 1930 arrived at Sharpness from Sheerness

7 February 1930 passed the Lloyds Signal station on the Lizard sailing west bound

10 February 1930 passed the Lloyds Signal station on the Lizard sailing east bound

26 February 1930 passed the Lloyds Signal station on the Lizard sailing east bound

5 March 1930 mentioned in Parliament as having 'emergency work' being undertaken on her which involved considerable overtime having to be paid

7 March 1930 passed the Lloyds Signal station on the Lizard sailing east bound

9 April 1930 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west bound

12 April 1930 passed the Lloyds Signal station on the Lizard sailing east bound

25 April 1930 arrived Avonmouth to discharge

1 May 1930 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west bound

3 May 1930 berthed at Sharpness Dock from the River Meday to discharge

5 May 1930 passed the Lloyds Signal station on the Lizard sailing east bound

1 September 1930 Mr C F Smith RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

5 October 1930 Captain Harry W R Fowler RFA appointed as Master

Captain Harry W R Fowler RFA

4 December 1930 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west bound

9 December 1930 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east bound

17 March 1931 Mr Watkin Maybray RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

20 September 1931 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west bound

22 September 1931 arrived at Preston

26 September 1931 sailed Falmouth

29 September 1931 arrived at Goole

7 October 1931 passed the Lloyds Signal station on the Lizard sailing west bound

13 October 1931 sailed Avonmouth for Preston

15 October 1931 arrived at Preston

18 October 1931 passed the Lloyds Signal station on the Lizard sailing west bound

19 December 1931 arrived at Avonmouth from Thameshaven

21 December 1931 sailed Avonmouth for Sharpness

RFA Hickorol

19 March 1932 Captain Arthur Peters RFA appointed as Master

16 April 1932 Mr John R Flett RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

21 April 1932 Captain Donald R McCutchan RFA appointed as Master

Captain Donald R McCutchan RFA

30 May 1932 grounded on the Ironside Shoal in St Lawrence Seaway causing damage to her hull - reported in the Toronto Daily Star on 1 June 1932

2 June 1932 the Winnipeg Free Press reported .

7 July 1932 off Cape Megdelene Chief Engineer Officer John Robert Flett RFA discharged dead - from gas poisoning. He was buried in Cimetière Mont-Royal, Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada

15 July 1932 Mr Frederick E Langer RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

Chief Engineer Officer Frederick E Langer RFA

20 July 1932 the Orkney Herald newspaper reported -

1932 to 1936 chartered by Sun Oil Co., Philidelphia for trading on the Great Lakes and St Lawrence River and the Newfoundland coast in the Bay of Fundy area in the summer, being laid up at Halifax during the winter. She was escorted across the Atlantic by RFA ORANGELEAF (1) then RFA SERBOL who acted as W/T guard for her

5 April 1934 Captain George W Callaway RFA (Lieut-Commander RN (rtd)) appointed as Master

15 March 1935 Mr Robert Pittendrigh RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

1936 placed in reserve at Devonport as after carrying light oils, her tanks were in very poor condition. She subsequently had a completely new tank section built into her at Grangemouth in 1938

October 1936 to November 1936 at Montreal Drydock Ltd., for storm damage repairs and boiler cleaning

April 1937 in collision with HMCS CHAMPLAIN

30 July 1938 Mr John Atchison RFA appoited as Chief Engineer Officer

22 September 1938 Captain Horace W Taylor RFA appointed as Temporary Master

2 April 1939 entered the River Tyne from Rosyth

3 April 1939 berthed on No: 3 Tier, Hebburn on Tyne

4 April 1939 sailed the River Tyne for Devonport

26 June 1939 Captain Albert E Curtain RFA appointed as Temporary Master

29 August 1939 Captain Samuel Thomas RFA appointed as Temporary Master

11 November 1939 secured alongside HMS HOOD at Devonport to refuel her

1940 to 1943 sailed under a Yard Craft agreement at Devonport

15 March 1940 at Devonport alongside HMS NEWFOUNDLAND to refuel her - supplied 454 tons of FFO

HMS NEWFOUNDLAND

4 April 1940 secured alongside HMS HOOD at Devonport to refuel her

18 April 1940 secured alongside HMS HOOD at Devonport to refuel her

19 April 1940 cast off from HMS HOOD

13 June 1943 slightly damaged during an air raid at Devonport

9 July 1943 at Devonport receiving FFO from HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH before the battleship entered dry dock

9 August 1943 collided with and damaged the cruiser HMS SHEFFIELD at Plymouth

11 October 1943 at Devonport alongside HMS SPARTAN refuelling her with FFO

February 1944 Captain Charles H Noel RFA appointed as Master and Mr Leonard A Sharp RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

Captain Charles H Noel RFA

3 May 1944 Captain Edward E Laurence RFA appointed as Master

18 June 1944 and 19 June 1944 in Plymouth Sound moored alongside USS Arkansas to refuel her

23 September 1944 at Thanckes, Plymouth in collision with the motor boat Saxon causing damage to the later. It was adjudged that both vessels were equally to blame

10 January 1945 Captain John Mc Angus RFA appointed as Master

Captain John Mc Angus RFA

14 May 1945 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

28 May to 22 July 1945 at Russels, Milwall, London for docking and repair

24 October 1945 at Portsmouth Harbour Efficient Deck Hand Robert Leslie Russell discharged dead - self inflicted injury by shooting

26 October 1945 the Hampshire Telegraph newspaper reported -

2 November 1945 the Dover Express newspaper reported -

EDH Robert L Russell's grave in St Mary's Cemetery, Dover

with thanks to David Soden

28 January 1946 Mr John Cook RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

29 October 1946 Mr Thomas Eggleston RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer until 11 February 1947 when discharged from further service due to medical reasons

27 May 1947 Captain Stanley M Woodward RFA appointed as Master

3 June 1947 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

4 June 1947 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

August 1947 taken out of service

23 September 1947 was handed over to the MoT for disposal

1947 sold to Hemsley Bell Ltd, Southampton (H.L.R. Bell, Manager) renamed Hemsley II

RFA Hickorol after sale and being renamed as Hemsley II

7 January 1948 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

July 1948 was the first tanker to load from the large ex-Mulberry pontoon which was moored in Heysham Harbour and which was connected to the old Heysham Oil Jetty by two hinged arms carrying the pipelines. This provided another berth inside the harbour

18 July 1948 while leaving the Manchester Ship Canal at Eastham was in collision with the lock gates. She was only slightly damaged.

Press Report from the Western Daily Press of 19 July 1948

29 August 1949 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east bound

April 1950 sold to N T Papadatos, Piraeus and renamed GRAMMOS

14 April 1950 sailed Southampton for Bergen on her first voyage for her new owners

1956 sold to D'Alesio & Castaldi, Livorno and renamed ARDENZA

1967 sold to Ottavio Novella, Genoa and renamed PANNESI

RFA Hickorol after sale and being renamed as Pannesi

1974 sold to Ciane-Arapo Cia. di Nav. e Bunkeraggi SpA (Ottavio Novella, Manager), Genoa. Name unchanged


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