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Topic: Enlargement of USS LEARY:
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Charlie, enlargement of USS LEARY?

[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/FrankAndruss/DD168-088.jpg[/image]


[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/FrankAndruss/DD126-089.jpg[/image]





Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Mar 25, 2008 - 11:13pm
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Charlie

Dick was kind enough in his busy day to enlarge the photo's we spoke about. First photo looks to be the USS LEARY, but the second photo seems to be another DD Ship. Dick could not get any closer so if your eyes are better then my 51 year old sockets it should be a breeze for ya.............



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Mar 26, 2008 - 5:19am
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By the way, unknown 70 footer racing out to meet her. Not sure why, but it is on the back of the photo.



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Mar 26, 2008 - 5:21am
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Thanks Frank and Dick.

My 51 year old sockets aren't much better. But...

If the first picture is a part of the series of shots 63 and 64, then it pretty much looks like DD-158 LEARY. The second picture looks like DD-126 - BADGER which was in the Caribbean area at the time. I know it is not DD-168 MADDOX because she was given to the Brits in Sept 1940.

According to DANFS, DD-128 - BABBITT and DD-156 J. FRED TALBOT were in the Caribbean at that time, also.

But the interesting thing is that the LEARY according to DANFS, should have been on duty in New England area. Maybe she went down there for Spring Break. Guess I'll have to pull the Deck logs! Oh Boy, another trip to the Archives!!!

Charlie



Charlie

Posted By: 29navy | Posted on: Mar 26, 2008 - 6:56am
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HI FOLKS;
AM I READING THE HULL NUMBERS RIGHT?
DD-126 U.S.S. BADGER AND DD-168 U.S.S. MADDOX.
BOTH W.W.I DESTROYERS. FOUR- STACKERS.

Steve Tuhy

Posted By: Steve Tuhy | Posted on: Mar 26, 2008 - 7:20am
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Steve

I see DD-158, although it sure loos like DD-168. I checked them with my Loop, and I am pretty sure it is DD-158, now that Dick gave us a closer view. By the way Steve, I sent you several E-Mails which went unanswered..........



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Mar 26, 2008 - 8:32am
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HI FOLKS;
AM I READING THE HULL NUMBERS RIGHT?
DD-126 U.S.S. BADGER AND DD-168 U.S.S. MADDOX.
BOTH W.W.I DESTROYERS. FOUR- STACKERS.

Steve Tuhy


Yes, four stackers of the WWI variety.

Charlie


Charlie

Posted By: 29navy | Posted on: Mar 26, 2008 - 9:52am
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FRANK J.;
E-MAIL ON MY END HAS BEEN A LITTLE GLITCHY AT BEST. KEEP TRYING.

Steve Tuhy

Posted By: Steve Tuhy | Posted on: Mar 27, 2008 - 7:53am
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WERE THE FOUR-STACKERS OIL OR COAL FIRED?

Steve Tuhy

Posted By: Steve Tuhy | Posted on: Mar 27, 2008 - 7:55am
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Frank,
I just looked at your museum pics. I really like what you have done.
The enlargements you post are really helpful for detail.
If any of the pictures I have posted are of value to your exhibit you are welcome to use them.
I have little info on my dad's PT 221 boat, but I hope to compile more in the future. I do know PT 221 went to the Aleutians and was involved in Kamikaze attacts at Mindoro. My Dad talked about his crew shooting down a plane. I see that his unit got a Navy Commendation Medal.
I have a few pics at the URL below.

http://s256.photobucket.com/albums/hh185/gcrawfor/WWII/



Posted By: Rm2c Ron 16 PT 221 | Posted on: Mar 27, 2008 - 8:30am
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WERE THE FOUR-STACKERS OIL OR COAL FIRED?

Steve Tuhy


Oil Fired.

Charlie


Charlie

Posted By: 29navy | Posted on: Mar 27, 2008 - 10:10am
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RM2/C

Thanks for your kind offer to use the photo's you have. Maybe you could scan them and send them to me at mosquitofleet@comcast.net
Sending them to me gives me the chance to enlarge them, fix them, or send them out for reprint.




Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Mar 27, 2008 - 11:32am
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The other ship looks like PG52 (apg1) USS Niagara PT Boat Tender. before the bow was cut of in 42 before it went to SP. Joe



Posted By: Joe Brannan | Posted on: Mar 28, 2008 - 7:40am
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Charlie

When you get a chance can you e-mail me. I want to go over somnething with you on some Elco Photo's.

Frank



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Mar 28, 2008 - 9:14am
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HELLO ALL MY NEICES HUSBAND WAS ON THE USS LEARY, HE SAID THIS WAS NOT HIS SHIP.THE LEARY HAS A WEB SITE THAT SHOWS PHOTOS OF IT.MIGHT LIKE TO CHECK IT OUT FOR OTHER PHOTOS.I SENT HIM A COPY OF YOUR PHOTOS AND REMARKS. A WHILE AGO I9M CHECKED THE SITE OUT TO GIVE HIM A SURPRISE AND FOUND HIS NAME ON THE SHIPS ROSTER.HE WAS IN CHARGE OF THE ENGINE ROOM.

earl richmond

Posted By: EARL RICHMOND | Posted on: Mar 28, 2008 - 8:21pm
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HELLO ALL MY NEICES HUSBAND WAS ON THE USS LEARY, HE SAID THIS WAS NOT HIS SHIP.THE LEARY HAS A WEB SITE THAT SHOWS PHOTOS OF IT.MIGHT LIKE TO CHECK IT OUT FOR OTHER PHOTOS.I SENT HIM A COPY OF YOUR PHOTOS AND REMARKS. A WHILE AGO I9M CHECKED THE SITE OUT TO GIVE HIM A SURPRISE AND FOUND HIS NAME ON THE SHIPS ROSTER.HE WAS IN CHARGE OF THE ENGINE ROOM.

earl richmond


What is the website address for the LEARY site?



Charlie

Posted By: 29navy | Posted on: Apr 1, 2008 - 5:19am
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JUST TYPE IN USS LEARY(DD879) AND GO OR SEARCH.YOU GET A LOT OF VARIOUS SITES FOR THIS SHIP.

earl richmond

Posted By: EARL RICHMOND | Posted on: Apr 1, 2008 - 12:16pm
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The USS LEARY DD-879 is the second Leary, a Gearing Class DD commissioned May 1945. The first LEARY, DD-158, was a WICKES class DD (four piper) that was sunk on Dec 24, 1943.

A friend of mines Dad was on the USS SCHENCK (DD-159), Leary's sister ship. The SCHENCK was with her on Dec 24, 1943 when they ran into a U-Boat Wolfpack that was after the USS CARD. I went to their joint Reunions for 10 years. Amazing stories from the surviors of the LEARY.


Charlie

Posted By: 29navy | Posted on: Apr 1, 2008 - 6:45pm
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HI CHARLIE THANK YOU FOR THE INFO AND CLARIFICATION.
IT,S ALWAYS A GOOD THING WHEN THERE ARE DIFFERENCES TO CLEAR THEM UP.I WILL PASS YOUR INFO ON TO MY NEICES HUSBAND BUT I AM SURE HE ALL READY KNOWS OF IT. THANK YOU

earl richmond

Posted By: EARL RICHMOND | Posted on: Apr 1, 2008 - 7:27pm
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