TITLE

Lest We Gorget

AUTHOR(S)
Wertheim, Eric
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Aug2003, Vol. 129 Issue 8, p94
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Launched on October 6, 1943, the Fletcher-class destroyer USS Richard P. Leary was built by Boston, Massachusetts-based Navy Yard and commissioned into Navy service on February 23, 1944. As a part of the Third Fleet, she assisted with the bombardment of Peleliu and the Palau islands in the autumn of 1944. On October 25, 1944, she took part in attacks against Japanese warships and successfully hit the battleship Fuso with two torpedoes, contributing to the eventual destruction of that massive warship. Richard P. Leary's sister ship, the A.W. Grant suffered severe damage during the battle, and the Richard P. Leary sailed to the damaged vessel's side, rendering damage control and defense and driving away enemy air attacks with her antiaircraft fire. On November 1, 1944, another American ship, the Abner Read was sinking after a kamikaze attack, and Richard P. Leary again sailed to the rescue, helping to recover dozens of survivors. During the January 1945 invasion at Lingayen Gulf, she fought on in the face of heavy air attacks. At Okinawa, Japan, Richard P. Leary again assisted with fire fighting, receiving numerous casualties from the damaged destroyer Morris. Following the Japanese surrender, she made a brief stopover in Tokyo Bay in Japan and then sailed home to San Diego, California.
ACCESSION #
10494809

 

Related Articles

  • Remembering the Painful. Cutler, Thomas J. // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2012, Vol. 138 Issue 4, p93 

    The article reports on the loss of the USS Pueblo (AGER-2) warship off the coast of North Korea in January 1968. When the ship took station in international waters off the coast of North Korea, the North Koreans open fired and ultimately captured the ship. It is still displayed in North Korea as...

  • SURFACE SHIP UNDERSEA WARFARE (USW) IN THE NAVY AFTER NEXT (2015-2030).  // NATO's Nations & Partners for Peace;2003, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p234 

    Focuses on the mission of the surface ship undersea warfare (USW) of the U.S. Navy. Defense systems included in the USW; Use of multistatics in antisubmarine warfare; Features of an acoustic torpedo defense.

  • Give Surface Officers a New Option. Dillender, Mike; Pattie, Marshall; Rohrer, Allison; Shaw, Angela // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Oct2002, Vol. 128 Issue 10, p46 

    Focuses on the options for career goals of surface warfare officers (SWO) in the U.S. Excessive number of officers in the surface warfare command; Availability of 242 ships for SWO; Presence of career survival for SWO.

  • THUNDER on the ROANOKE. Campbell, R. Thomas // Naval History;Jun2006, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p32 

    The article presents information on a U.S. naval operation in North Carolina. The ship CSS Albemarle was so new that workmen had cleared her decks only hours before shooting began. Nevertheless, the ironclad ram held up her side of the battle for Plymouth, North Carolina. All Sunday afternoon,...

  • Fleet Support Ships: Programmes and Requirements. Annati, Massimo // Military Technology;2008, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p54 

    The article focuses on the increasing number of military programs for creating advanced fleet support ships, vessels that supply fuel and other consumables such as ammunition and food, to warships and other naval vessels. It discusses the on-going development of requirements that alter the way...

  • Modular Design Guides Work on New Surface Systems. Walsh, Ed // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Aug2004, Vol. 130 Issue 8, p89 

    The United States Navy's award of two contracts for phase two of the littoral combat ship (LCS) program pushed the vessel onto center stage, as the second member of the "transformational" family of ships intended to redefine surface warfare for close-in, shallow-water operations. The first...

  • A Commercial Approach to Sea Basing -- Afloat Forward Staging Bases. Carmel, Stephen M. // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan2004, Vol. 130 Issue 1, p78 

    Conversion of commercial container vessels to afloat forward deployed staging base platforms offers the U.S. Navy the common sense solution to special operation forces and conventional forces support requirements worldwide. Modular construction, reliance on container offloading and transfer...

  • Shipbuilding Supporters in Congress Call for Budget Boost, More Ships. Scully, Megan // Sea Power;Mar2008, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p6 

    The article reports developments related to military science in the U.S. The 2009 budget proposal for shipbuilding of the Navy declined. Officials at the Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia are studying how the Corps should be equipped after the Iraq war. A $19.6 million contract was awarded by...

  • USS Dewey, USS Wayne E. Meyer Complete Aegis Combat System CSSQT.  // Defense Daily;3/15/2010, Vol. 245 Issue 48, p4 

    The article offers information on the Aegis Combat Systems (ACS) and upgrading of the U.S. Naval ships USS Dewey (DDG-105) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108), along with the Spanish Navy frigate Alvaro de Bazan (F-101). As stated, the Aegis System developed by Lockheed Martin Corp. cleared Combat...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics