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TED WALTHER

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All Hands;
I have just been informed by his family that, TMC Joseph Hoge Derrough, USNR, PT 117 RON 6 and PT 61 RON 3(2) departed on his final patrol today. As far as I can tell, he was the last survivor of Ken Prescott's crew on PT 61.

Fair winds and Following Seas, Joe.


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RESPECT...

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Rest in peace Joseph.


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All the best to his family.
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All the best to his family.
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All;
I have since found out that TMC Joseph Hoge Derrough USNR after his time on PT 61 EON 3(2), was rotated home on leave 1944, then in 1945 was transferred to RON 27 and finally MTBRONS 7th Fleet, He rode USS Mizar(AF -12) home in late 1945.
His postwar service was on USS Nereus (AS-17) in 1947, as part of Operation "Blue Nose, USS Nereus travelled in company with the submarines Boarfish (SS-327), Caiman (SS-323), and Cabezon (SS-334), Nereus was assigned to TG 17.3. On 15 July she left for the Aleutian Islands where Rear Admiral Alan R. McCann, Commander Submarine Force Pacific came aboard. The group was underway again 25 July, this time for the Pribiloff Islands. During this transit Army Air Force aircraft based at Adak took part in the antisubmarine training. On 30 July Nereus passed through the Bering Strait and crossed the Arctic Circle.

Following along the International Date Line, the ships of Operation "Blue Nose" sighted pack ice on the morning of 1 August 1947. After reaching 7215 north latitude, the ships continued independently along the ice pack to determine its shape.

Before returning to her home port of San Diego, Nereus visited Norton Bay, Kodiak, Juneau, and Vancouver The cruise was followed by the ship's first overhaul, at Mare Island.
Take care,
TED


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