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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 22

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    A real US destroyer predecessor with a ram bow was the first torpedo boat of the US Navy, the USS Cushing (Torpedo Boat # 1, TB-1, commissioned 22 April 1890),

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    others were USS Farragut (Torpedo Boat # 11, TB-11),

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    USS Fox (TB-13) and USS Davis (TB-12), but from the Caldwell-class the ram feature was dropped prior to construction and omitted in the

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    subsequent preliminary design for the Wickes-class.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 23

    All Caldwell-class destroyers were some kind of a prototype each, as all ships differed from one another in several respects:

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    USS Caldwell (DD-69),

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    USS Craven (DD-70) and

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    USS Manley (DD-74) had four stacks;

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    the others, USS Gwin (DD-71),

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    USS Conner (DD-72) and

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    USS Stockton (DD-73) three,

    · USS Conner (DD-72) and USS Stockton (DD-73) had three screws, the others two, and

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    USS Stockton a twin 4"/50 (10.2 cm) Mark 14 mounting on the forecastle

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    and a single mounting amidships.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 24

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    USS Caldwell was built at Mare Island Navy Yard,

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    USS Craven at Norfolk Navy Yard;

    the rest was contracted to private builders,

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    USS Conner and USS Stockton to William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company in Philadelphia,

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    USS Gwin to Seattle Construction and Drydock Company and

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    USS Manley to Bath Iron Works in Maine.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 25

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    Next was the very similar-looking but 5 knots faster Wickes-class (1154 tons, 111 ships, DD-75 through DD-185).



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    Photo: four Wickes-class destroyers under construction at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard in Camden, New Jersey. From left USS Leary (DD-158), USS Babbitt (DD-128), USS Dickerson (DD-157) and USS Jacob Jones (DD-130), all completed after WW1


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    Photo: five Wickes-class destroyers of DesDiv 17, 1920 at San Diego, USS Boggs (DD-136), USS Kennison (DD-138), USS Ward (DD-139), USS Claxton (DD-140) and USS Hamilton (DD-141)
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 26

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    Photos
    : USS Wickes (DD-75)


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    Photo: USS Fairfax (DD-93, left) exhibits the canoe-style “cruiser” stern of the mass-production Wickes- and Clemson-class ships; USS Manley (DD-74, right) exhibits the cutaway-type stern characteristic of the Caldwell class, which had been carried over from the preceding “flivvers” and “1,000-tonners”


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    Photo: cutaway-type stern of USS Manley (DD-74)
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 27

    First US Shot in WW2, fired by a Wickes-class, USS Ward

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    It was a Wickes-class destroyer, USS Ward (DD-139, CO LCDR William Woodward Outerbridge), which fired the first American shot in World War 2 on 7 December 1941
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 28

    LCDR Outerbridge, who had been in the Navy for only 14 years, had taken command of her less than 24 hours before. He was thrilled to be off of his previous ship and finally get a command of his own for the first time. USS Ward was part of an older squadron of destroyers assigned to 14th Naval District local defense forces and DesDiv 80, the Inshore Patrol Command,

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    along with USS Schley (DD-103, CO LCDR John Barrett Taylor),

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    USS Chew (DD-106, CO LCDR Edward Louis Beck)

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    and the USS Allen (Sampson-class, DD-66, CDR Daniel Byrd Miller). Their mission was to protect the outer edges of the harbor against enemy ships or submarines trying to sneak into Pearl Harbor.

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    Tensions with Japan increased following the oil embargo in July 1941 and again at the accession of the cabinet

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    of General Tōjō Hideki in October. Late in November 1941 Washington dispatched a “war warning” to the force commanders in the Hawaiian and Philippine Island areas to be on the alert for possible Japanese hostile action.

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    Accordingly, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet, Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel, ordered his inshore patrol to depth-charge suspicious submarine contacts operating in the defensive sea areas. Given orders, in effect to “shoot to kill”, USS Ward and her consorts continued as before, with the exception that they were now to be on a wartime footing. Equipped with listening gear, USS Ward continued vigilant patrols in the inshore operating zones, cutting routine figure-eights back and forth within a two-mile radius of the channel-entrance buoys.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 29

    Early in the morning of 7 December 1941 USS Ward was on patrol outside the channel entrance to Pearl Harbor.

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    At 03:45, Ensign Russell C. McCloy on the minesweeper USS Condor (AMc 14, CO ENS Monroe H. Hubbell) sighted a suspicious white wake and asked Quartermaster Second Class Robert C. Uttrick, what he thought the object was. Through glasses Quartermaster Uttrick identified it as the periscope of a submarine and sent a blinker messages to the USS Ward, but a search failed to detect anything.

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    At 04:58 Pearl Harbor’s anti-torpedo net gate was opened to allow passage of a number of small ships including Training Squadron 8's flagship the General Stores Ship USS Antares (AKS-3, CO Capt Lawrence Charles Grannis). USS Antares was towing a target back to base when at about 06:35 a lookout on Ward noticed a wake following the auxiliary between her and the raft.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 30

    This was the Japanese midget submarine Ha-18, part of Operation "Z" - The Hawaiian Operation and attack on Pearl Harbor.

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    17 November 1941 the officers of Captain Sasaki Hankyu's (佐々木半九) Special Attack Unit were briefed on the Hawaii Operation in the Kure Naval Club. For Operation "Z", IJN I-22 (二十二潜水艦, COCdr Ageta Kiyoi 揚田清猪) was designated the flagship of the Special Attack Unit

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    with IJN I-16 (伊号第十六, COLCDR Yamada Kaoru 山田薫),

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    IJN I-18 (CO CDR Otani Kiyonori), IJN I-20 (COCDR Yamada Takashi)

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    and IJN I-24 (伊号第二十, CO Cdr Hanabusa Hakushi 花房博志). The following day the Special Attack Unit departed Kure for the Kamegakubi Naval Proving Ground.

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    At Kamegakubi each of submarines embarked a Type "A" midget submarine Type A Ko-hyoteki (甲標的甲型, Kō-hyōteki kō-gata, Target 'A', Type 'A').

    Ten volunteers were to man the midget submarines
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    : The nine submariners lost at Pearl Harbor are from left: P02C Katayama Yoshio of I-20, POIC Sasaki Naokichi of I-22, POIC Yokoyama Shigenori of I-18, Ensign Yokoyama Masaharu of 1-16, Lt Iwasa Naoji I-22, Lt ( jg) Furuno Shigemi of I-18, Ensign Hiroo Akira of I-20, P02C Ueda Sadamu of I-16 and P02C Inagaki Kiyoshi of I-24. (Ensign Sakamaki Kazuo of I-24's HA-19, taken prisoner, is not shown in this Japanese painting.)

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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 31

    On 25 November 1941 at 02:15, all five of the Special Attack Unit's submarines departed Kamegakubi for the Hawaiian Islands. Captain Sasaki was embarked aboard IJN I-22. They used a direct route, passing south of Midway.

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    Submarines IJN I-68 (re-named I-168 伊号第百六十, CO LCDR Nakamura Otoji 中村乙二少佐) and IJN I-69 (re-named I-169, CO LCDR Watanabe Katsuji) were ordered to lay off the entrance to Pearl Harbor to rescue midget submarine crews. On 2 December 1941 the attack unit received the signal "Niitakayama nobore (Climb Mt. Niitaka) 1208", meaning that that hostilities were to commence on 8 December (Japan time).

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    On 7 December at 00:42 IJNI-16 launched her Type A midget submarine HA-16 under Lt (jg) Yokoyama Masaharu with PO2C Ueda Sadamu, the first of five midgets released by the Special Attack Unit.

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    IJN I-18, launched her midget submarine HA-17 under Lt(jg) Furuno Shigemi and PO1C Yokoyama Shigenori at 02:15 about 13 miles from the harbor entrance. Furuno and Yokoyama's midget was depth charged and sank in the Keehi Lagoon just off Pearl Harbor.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 32

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    IJN I-24 launched her midget, HA-19, commanded by Ensign Sakamaki Kazuo

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    with PO2C Inagaki Kiyoshi at 03:33 10.5 miles WSW of the harbor entrance. HA-19 began to broach, but Inagaki managed to correct the trim successfully. At 07:00, HA-19 made the harbor entrance, but could not enter the harbor before the air strike commenced. About 08:00, Sakamaki surfaced, but ran aground on a reef,

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    where she was spotted by USS Helm (DD-388, CO LCDR Chester Edward (Blackie) Carroll), which fired at the midget. The shells missed but blew HA-19 off the reef, disabled the torpedo firing mechanism and knocked Sakamaki unconscious. Drifting, HA-19 was depth charged several times. Sakamaki tried to beach, but ran aground again. He lit the fuses of the self-destruct charges and leaped into the surf where he was battered unconscious again and washed ashore at Waimanalo Beach. The charges did not explode. PO2C Inagaki Kiyoshi drowned in the surf.

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    Before dawn on December 8, Lieutenant Paul C. Plybon and Corporal David M. Akui of G Company, 298th Infantry Regiment of the Hawaiian National Guard, serving beach duty near Bellows Field about 15 miles east of Pearl Harbor, saw someone swimming toward shore.

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    Lt. Plybon waded into the water and seized Ensign Sakamaki, who was wearing only an undershirt and a g-string with 15 cents in Japanese currency sewn into a prayer belt. He dragged the dazed, 127-pound Japanese sailor to shore with the help of Corporal Akui. The Americans shackled his hands and feet, rolled him in an army blanket, and tied him up. Taken to a detention station and interrogated, Ensign Sakamaki became the first POW taken by the United States in the Second World War.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 33

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    The flagship, IJN I-22, arrived to the launch point located 9 miles from the harbor entrance and launched her Type A Midget Submarine HA-15 under Lt Iwasa Naoji with PO1C Sasaki Naokichi at 01:16.

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    The sub was attacked by air and by several ships and finally rammed by USS Monaghan (DD-354, CO LCDR William Page Burford) and pushed down to the bed of the 30-foot deep harbor. The destroyer then dropped two depth charges that blew the midget to the surface. Iwasa and Sasaki's midget sank NW of Ford Island.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 34

    Midget HA-18 and USS Ward

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    IJN I-20 launched her midget HA-18

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    under Ensign Hiroo Akira with PO2C Katayama Yoshio at 5.3 miles from the harbor entrance. Here at 06:30, as USS Antares approached Pearl's outer gate with the target raft in tow, USS Ward's lookouts spotted the submarine again, a wake following the ship and then a small conning tower.

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    A patrolling PBY 5 "Catalina" flying-boat

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    of Patrol Squadron VP-14, Squadron aircraft 14-P-1, flown by Ens. William P. Tanner, dropped smoke markers on the contact.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 35

    Alerted, the crew called LCDR Outerbridge from his sleeping cot to the bridge. He came to the bridge, dressed in a kimono, and took a look for himself. He spied the object and confirmed that it was a conning tower of a submarine, a different one than on American submarines. It was trying to draft in the wake between the USS Antares and her towed target. LCDR Outerbridge didn’t hesitate, called the crew to general quarters and ordered the ship to increase speed to 25 knots. He was approaching the oblivious submarine at near ramming speed and then gave the order to “commence firing!” At 06:45, USS Ward opened fire at 100 yards. The shell from the ship’s No. 1 gun - the first shot fired in WWII by American Forces - missed, but then only 50 yards away at point blank range, the nine-man crew of the No. 3 four-inch gun atop the galley deckhouse fired a shot that hit the base of the conning tower. The sub shuddered, slowed and slowly disappeared beneath the waves. The Ward rolled four depth charges off the stern set for 100 feet and they exploded. LCDR Outerbridge reversed his course and found an oil slick, but sonar picked up nothing. USS Ward immediately notified Naval Command at Pearl Harbor that it had attacked and fired upon a submarine operating in the restricted area. To emphasize that this was a real emergency, LCDR Outerbridge sent another message at 06:53 “Attacked, fired upon, depth bombed, and sunk submarine operating in the defensive sea area.”

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    Photo: USS Ward (DD-139) "A Shot for Posterity”, the USS Ward's number three gun and its crew, (wrongly) cited for firing the first shot on the day of Japan's raid on Hawaii.
    Crew members are R.H. Knapp - BM2c - Gun Captain, C.W. Fenton - Sea1c - Pointer, R.B. Nolde - Sea1c - Trainer, A.A. Domagall - Sea1c - No. 1 Loader, D.W. Gruening - Sea1c - No. 2 Loader, J.A. Paick - Sea1c - No. 3 Loader, H.P. Flanagan - Sea1c - No. 4 Loader, E.J. Bakret - GM3c - Gunners Mate, K.C.J. Lasch - Cox - Sightsetter. The gun is a 4"/50 type, mounted atop the ship's midships deckhouse, starboard side.

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    Photo: The crew of the 4” gun which sank the first Japanese mini-submarine to be sunk by their gun on the USS Ward in 1942

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    Photo: Plaque attached to the 4” gun of the USS Ward which sank the first Japanese mini-submarine

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    The PBY 14-P-1 flown by Ensign William P. Tanner (with a crew of six, Co-pilot Ensign Robert B. Clark, Ensign Donald H. Butler, AMM1c Oscar L. Windham, AMM3c C. W. (Duck) Mallard, RM2c Albert L. Moore, Sea1c William M. McClintock), dropped a depth charge. The action of Ensign Tanner was the first attack against the Imperial Japanese Navy by a United States aircraft in WW2. Hiroo and Katayama's midget was sunk.
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    All five of the Special Attack Unit's midgets failed to return to their "mother" submarines. On 6 March 1942, the crews of all the Pearl Harbor midget submariners, except Ensign Sakamaki, were posthumously promoted two ranks.

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    Photo: Midget Submarine Crews for Hawaii

    · to sail on IJN I-16:
    o Masaharu Yokoyama (seated, second from left)
    o Sadamu Kamita (standing, second from left)

    · to sail on IJN I-18:
    o Shigemi Furuno (seated, second from right)
    o Shigenori Yokoyama (standing, second from right)

    · to sail on IJN I-20:
    o Akira Hiro-o (seated, left)
    o Yoshio Katayama (standing, left)

    · to sail on IJN I-22:
    o Naoji Iwasa (seated, centre)
    o Naokichi Sasaki (standing, centre)

    · to sail on IJN I-24:
    o Kazuo Sakamaki (seated, right)
    o Kiyoshi Inagaki (standing, right)

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    Three of the Midget Submarines, HA-15, ....

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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 37

    ...
    HA-17

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    and ....
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 38

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    the beached HA-19, were raised.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 39

    HA-19 was used for exhibitions and War Bond fund raising tours.

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    Upon its capture on 8 December 1941, the submarine was examined and found to be damaged as a result of several groundings. This included damage to the rudders, torpedoes, propellers and the bow torpedo guard.

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    Other than this the vessel was in good condition and was hauled ashore, dismantled and subjected to exhaustive documentation by the U.S. Navy.

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    The vessel was then reassembled to be an exhibit without its motor, ballast, batteries, armament and most of the equipment. She was outfitted with "dummy" wood and sheet metal air tanks and equipment, sheet metal cones to simulate the torpedo warheads and with U.S. Navy-issue electrical light fixtures added to illuminate the interior. In September of 1942, the submarine was shipped to the US mainland,

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    arrived in
    California at Mare Island
    Shipyard on a flatcar 10 September 1942,

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    where she was visited by President Roosevelt.
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    Next she was loaded aboard a flatbed trailer and sent on a nationwide tour. Before setting out on the tour,

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    22 viewing ports, each 6-inch wide, 6-foot long and covered with Plexiglas, were cut into her hull, allowing curious visitors the opportunity to see inside the submarine for the price of a $1 savings stamp.

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    From a catwalk constructed alongside, paying customers could peer into one of the ports and see two life-sized dummies wearing Japanese uniforms and “fierce samurai expressions” sitting at the controls.

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    Photos
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 41

    First she toured California.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 42

    Wherever she went from here, HA-19 was sure to raise significant amounts of money.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 43

    HA-19 received sensationalized press coverage and “millions” of photos were made (here by Time Life).


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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 44

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    HA-19 visited Palo Alto

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    and Pasadena.

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    At the beginning of 1943 HA-19 came to New Mexico

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    and far west Texas on its nationwide tour. The vessel made stops at Lordsburg, Las Cruces, El Paso, and Fort Bliss before continuing to the small city of Belen. On 13 January 1943, the captured midget submarine rolled into Belen for a stop scheduled to last just an hour. The response was immense. Reports claim the crowd that welcomed HA-19 to Belen was around 2,000 people strong. By the time she departed, more than $3,200 had been raised in a town of around 8,000 people, many of whom were off fighting in the war.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 45

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    The Japanese submarine was a big propaganda success in the United States, but both US top military leaders of Hawaii on 7 December 1941 did not find a similar welcome.

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    The Roberts Commission, appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to investigate the attack and headed by US Supreme Court Associate Justice Owen Josephus Roberts, determined that Admiral Kimmel and Lieutenant General Short were guilty of errors of judgment and dereliction of duty in the events leading up to the attack.

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    The Admiral of the United States Navy and Commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, Admiral Kimmel, was singled out for blame and disgrace, was removed from command ten days after the attack, reduced from his temporary four-star rank to his regular two-star rank of rear admiral and was forced to retire in March 1942.

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    The other was Lieutenant-General Walter Campbell Short, the commander of the U.S. Army’s forces and responsible for the defense of U.S. military installations in Hawaii at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. As a result of the attack, General Short also was removed from command of the U.S. Army's Hawaiian Department on 17 December 1941.

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    He was ordered back to Washington, D.C. by Army Chief of Staff George Catlett Marshall Jr.

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    Photo: Then Brigadier General George Catlett Marshall, pictured 1939 on the day he was nominated by President Roosevelt to be U.S. Army chief of staff. He would be promoted to the rank of general on assuming the job.

    In disgrace, General Short was reduced in rank from his temporary rank of lieutenant general to his permanent rank of major general, since his temporary rank was contingent on his command. On 28 February 1942, he retired from the Army.

    In Japan the perished submariners became heroes.

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    Pearl Harbor Heroes - Japanese WWII Propaganda Poster
    (This small propaganda poster was issued as the 1943 New Year's Day supplement to the magazine “Ie no hikari”(家の光, volume 19, no. 1). Likely designed to promote feelings of patriotic pride it shows the portraits of the ten Japanese war heroes who died in action during the early phase of the Pacific war. Nine of these men were the crew of the five midget submarines who took part in the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Of the ten crew members of the five midget submarines, nine died but the only survivor Ensign Sakamaki Kazuo is not illustrated here. The portrait in the middle on the upper row of the poster is Army pilot Lieutenant-Colonel Katō Tateo (加藤建夫). Katō was one of the Japanese ace pilots. As a commander of the 64th Squadron consisting of Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa fighter planes, his unit contributed to the success of the Palembang Campaign in mid-February 1942. He was killed in action on 22 May 1942. It seems likely that the creator of this poster rounded up the number of heroes depicted to ten due to the unlucky sound of 9 in the Japanese language.)
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    breakfast in between, very good!
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 46

    Exactly three years after the attack, on 7 December 1944 USS Ward met her own fate. One Kamikaze bomber hit her hull amidships, bringing her to a dead stop. When the resulting fires could not be controlled, USS Ward's crew was ordered to abandon ship,

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    and she was sunk by gunfire from USS O'Brien (DD-725), whose commanding officer, CDR William W. Outerbridge, had been in command of USS Ward during her action off Pearl Harbor three years before.


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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 47

    1991 Reunion in Texas

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    The midget submarine HA-19 ended the war after a 44 States and 2,000-city tour in Chicago. From here she was shipped to Key West, FL, in 1947, and put on display near the submarine squadron at Naval Station Key West, Florida,

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    then moved to the nearby Key West Lighthouse and Military Museum, where she remained until 1991 (and I saw her, when I was the first time in the States).

    After more than 40 years surrounded by salt water the submarine was rapidly deteriorating. Marshall Steves, then Chairman of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, learned of Ha-19’s status in 1989. He led a group from Fredericksburg to Key West and found the historic relic in three rusted sections. He went on to lead the process of transferring the submarine to the Admiral Nimitz Museum. Steves even donated the use of two trucks which hauled Ha-19 to Fredericksburg in February 1991.

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    The submarine was offloaded in front of the Nimitz Museum, the National Museum of the Pacific War, where a small ceremony was held. It was stabilized and painted to stop corrosion

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    and exhibited in the Memorial Courtyard. A few months later, Sakamaki was a presenter at the Pearl Harbor Symposium and the reunion of HA-19 and her former skipper took place. Kazuo Sakamaki visited the submarine he piloted the morning of the Pearl Harbor attack for the first time since the day the war ended for him.

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    Photo: Periscope from Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki´s midget submarine, displayed at the Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia

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    Originally she was due to leave Fredericksburg in March 1992, as she was to make her next journey back to Pearl Harbor to be displayed at the Arizona Memorial visitor center, restored to her War Bond appearance. This plan was cancelled, obviously, as she is still displayed at the National Museum of the Pacific War.
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    Quote Originally Posted by staffy View Post
    #114 - Lord Louis in the middle?
    Yes, the photo was made during Captain Lord Louis Mountbatten's visit on Hawaii in September 1941
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    I try not to interrupt your quizzes KH, but I wanted to ad this war bond poster said to be used during the HA-19 tour. Yes, its a cat thing also


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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny View Post
    I try not to interrupt your quizzes KH, but I wanted to ad this war bond poster said to be used during the HA-19 tour. Yes, its a cat thing also


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    I like your "interruption", Denny!!
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    Clemson-Class

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    The last “flush-decker” destroyer-class was the Clemson-class (1215 tons, 156 ships, DD-186 through DD-347; ships DD-200 through DD-205 were not built),
    funded in 1917–18. The ships had improved autonomy and radius, a gain of 35% (2500 nautical miles). Deliveries began slowly:

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    the first flush decker, USS Manley (DD-74, Caldwell-class), did not arrive until October 1917. By the time of the Armistice on 11 November 1918, only 41 had commissioned and only 27 had reached the war zone. Construction continued, however, until the program was complete and the last flush decker was delivered in 1922.
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    Like all earlier destroyer-classes the Clemson-class vesselswere characterized by four tall thin funnels and were laid down between 1918 and 1919. Eight shipyards participated in the Clemson-class program.

    1. First batch, authorized 6 October 1917, DD-186 through DD-199, built by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company

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    Photos: Three Wickes-class destroyers ready for launching on 4 July 1918 at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
    USS Thomas (DD-182),
    USS Abbot (DD-184) and
    USS Haraden (DD-183).

    2. Second batch, authorized 6 October 1917, DD-206 through DD-230, built by William Cramp & Sons

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    Photo: Launching of Wickes-class destroyer USS Biddle (DD-151) on 3 October 1918 at William Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Building Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    3. Third batch, authorized 6 October 1917, DD-231 through DD-250, built by New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey

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    Photo: View of the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey in May 1919. Six Wickes-class destroyers and two Clemson-class destroyers are fitting out. Note the triple torpedo tubes on the wharf in the center foreground, and the destroyer smokestacks in the lower left. The ships are (from left to right):
    USS Dickerson (Destroyer # 157, Wickes-class, builder's hull # 216)
    USS Leary (Destroyer # 158, Wickes-class, builder's hull # 217)
    USS Schenck (Destroyer # 159, Wickes-class, builder's hull # 218)
    USS Herbert (Destroyer # 160, Wickes-class, builder's hull # 219)
    USS Brooks (Destroyer # 232, Clemson-class, builder's hull # 221)
    USS Hatfield (Destroyer # 231, Clemson-class, builder's hull # 220)
    USS Babbitt (Destroyer # 128, Wickes-class, builder's hull # 213)
    USS DeLong (Destroyer # 129, Wickes-class, builder's hull # 214)

    4. Fourth batch, authorized 6 October 1917, DD-251 through DD-260, built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Fore River Shipyard, Quincy

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    Photo: fitting out at Fore River in 1918
    USS Meade (DD-274),
    USS Sinclair (DD-275),
    USS McCawley (DD-276),
    USS Moody (DD-277),
    USS Henshaw (DD-278),
    USS Meyer (DD-279),
    USS Doyen (DD-280),
    USS Sharkey (DD-281) and
    USS Katrina Luckenbach (ID-3020)

    5. Still fourth batch DD-261 through DD-295, built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Squantum Victory Yard

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    Photo: Victory Destroyer Plant, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Squantum, Massachusetts. Interior of the wet slips, with USS Bailey (DD-269, builder's Hull #349) fitting out in the center. The less advanced hull to the right may be USS Morris (DD-271)

    6. Fifth batch, authorized 6 October 1917, DD-296 through DD-335, built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Union Iron Works, San Francisco

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    Photo: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Union Iron Works, San Francisco

    7. Batch, authorized 4 March 1917, DD-336 through DD-344, built by Norfolk Naval Shipyard

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    Photo: Caldwell-class USS Craven (Destroyer # 70) ready for launching, at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, on 29 June 1918

    8. Batch, authorized 26 April 1917, DD-345 through DD-347, built by Bath Iron Works

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    While there were differences between builders and among individual ships, their standard displacement was between 1,190 and 1,308 tons, an overall length of approximately 314 feet, a beam of approximately 31 feet and a mean draft of approximately 9 feet, 10 inches.

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    Their armament consisted of four 4-in (102 mm)/50 caliber guns,

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    2x 1pdr AA (40mm), 1x 76 mm

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    and twelve 21-inch (4 x 3 x 533 mm) torpedo tubes.

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    The graceful "cruiser stern", introduced with the Wickes-class destroyers, was completely occupied by the depth charges. This tapered stern resulted in a large turning radius and a correction to this defect was sought, although this was not corrected in the final design. It might have been one reason for the disaster of 1923.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 51

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    Five of the Clemson class mounted 5in/51 guns in place of the 4in/50s,

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    USS Hatfield
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    USS Brooks (DD-232),

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    USS Gilmer (DD-233),

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    USS Fox (DD-234) and

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    USS Kane
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    and three more of them, USS Hovey (DD-208 / DMS-11),

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    USS Long (DD-209 / DMS-12) and

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    USS Broome (DD-210 / AG-96), had eight 4in/50s in four twin mounts.

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    Photo: USS Maryland (BB-46), USS Hovey (DD-208) and USS Long (DD-209) ships listed left to right, in the Miraflores Lock, while transiting the Panama Canal during the annual inter-ocean movement of the U.S. Fleet, 24 April 1931

    Driven by two high-power and two low-power turbines their book speed was 35.5 knots (65.7 km/h). There was also a variety of boiler types and machinery arrangements, but all Clemson-class destroyers had two screws only. Each had an authorized crew of 131, but because of postwar budget cutbacks most were operating 20 to 30 percent below full complement.
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    USS Caine

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    Perhaps the most famous four-piper is one that never existed in reality: USS Caine (DMS-18 or DMS-22), CO Lieutenant Commander Philip Francis Queeg, played by Humphrey Bogart in the movie of 1954, directed by Edward Dmytryk.

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    This ship furnished the principal setting for Herman Wouk’s great 1951 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of WW2, “The Caine Mutiny”.


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    Photo: On Hawaii, summer 1953, Robert Francis, Stephen Bogart, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall (Bogart), Van Johnson (Charles Van Dell Johnson), Fred MacMurray and an unidentified military officer


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    Typhoon Cobra

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    Basis for the story was the fate of the USS Hull (DD-350, Farragut-class, CO LCDR James Alexander Marks), one of three US Navy destroyers of Admiral Halsey´s Third Fleet lost during Typhoon Cobra 17 - 19 December 1944.
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    On 18 December around 08:00 the Talk-Between-Ships (TBS) radio circuit came alive.

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    Light carrier USS Monterey (CVL-26, CO Captain Stuart Howe Ingersoll): “All planes on my hangar deck on fire.”

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    Escort carrier USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88, CO Captain Robert Wurts Bockius): “Thirty-two aircraft jettisoned over the side by wind force and roll.”

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    USS Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81, CO Captain Curtis Stanton Smiley) reported it was dead in the water.

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    USS Kwajalein
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    Flagship USS New Jersey (BB-62, CO Captain Carl Frederick Holden),

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    destroyer USS Dewey (DD-349, CO LCDR Charles Raymond Calhoun Jr.) and

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    USS Tabberer
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    Photo: Destroyer during the Storm

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    Photo: Typhoon Cobra, a huge swell hits USS Dyson (DD-572)

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    Photos: USS Cowpens (CVL-25) rolling sharply during Typhoon Cobra

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    Photo: USS Santa Fe (CL-60) during Typhoon Cobra

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    Photo: An oiler assigned to refuel the USS Enterprise (CV-6) in the South China Sea just before Typhoon Cobra hit

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    : The tanker USS Atascosa (AO-66) attempts to refuel the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-16) during the heavy typhoon Cobra in December 1944
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    USS Hull was Captain Marks´ first command. His strict style and piloting errors led to near mutiny, Click image for larger version. 

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    but at the end the experienced ship handler,
    executive officer Lieutenant Greil Isaac Gerstley, refused to remove Captain Marks from his command in order to turn the ship to a safer course than ordered by Captain Marks (“If I take over and save the ship, he’ll say it was mutiny. If we don’t all drown, he’ll have me tried and hanged.”). Finally USS Hull capsized and sank, of the crew of 264 men 11 officers, including XO Gerstley, and 191 enlisted sailors perished in the sea,

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    seven officers, including the captain of the ship, and 55 enlisted sailors survived. However, Commander Marks’s harrowing sinking statement makes no mention of a near revolt.
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    Default Point Honda 1923 and President Harding, Part 59

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    The two other destroyers foundered in Typhoon Cobra were USS Spence (DD-512, CO LCDR James Paul Andrea, capsized and sank on 18 December 1944 with 317 men drowned,

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    23 survivors)

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    and USS Monaghan (DD-354, CO LCDR Floyd Bruce Garrett, capsized and sank on 17 December 1944 with 256 men drowned, 6 survivors).

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    In addition Typhoon Cobra damaged 9 ships (like USS Tabberer, DE-418),

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    destroyed over 100 aircraft
    and claimed 790 lives in all.
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    Those were all older DD's, top-heavy because of all the additional AA weapons and low on fuel (tanks are in the bottom of the ship). The CO's were inexperienced. (That's not clear: A captain in a peacetime career would have weathered at least one major storm as a junior officer and learned through on-the-job training how to survive them. Because they were promoted quickly during war these captains had not.) An old hand would have filled the empty tanks with water and given up on formation steaming (defying the admiral's orders but the captain is ultimately responsible for the safety of his ship, not the admiral). It didn't help that Halsey was on a carrier ten times the size of the destroyers and didn't realize the danger. Now the Navy teaches typhoon evasion.
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    Absolutely and completely correct , David, only USS Spence was a modern Fletcher-class destroyer, commissioned 8 January 1943 only. The oldest was the Clemson-class USS Monaghan.
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