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DD-576

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This photo of Murray taken sometime after 1951.

Photo on left taken from Hornet CV 12 on 27 March 1945 just after Murray was hit by aerial torpedo that went through her bow prior to exploding.  Photos donated by W.D. McCall Murray Reunion Group NNSP80G308215, 3-45, by CV12/V3S Div

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NARA NNSP 80G306447, March 1945 by HORNET CV12.   Photo donated by John Chiquoine

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MURRAY FACTS:

Built by Consolidated Steel in Orange, Texas.      Construction time - 13 months.  Commissioned 20, April 1943.   Joined squadron Sept. 1943.  Commanding Officers:  Comdr. R.E. Stout, 1/25/43 to 8/43, Comdr. P.R. Anderson, 8/43 to 11/44,  Comdr. P.L. DeVos 11/44 to 8/45,  Lt. Comdr. F.M. Radel 8/45.  Plank Onwers: 4 Officers and 110 enlisted men.  Individual Awards: 2 Silver Stars, 1 Bronze Star, 3 Letters of Commendation, 20 Purple Hearts.  Casualties - 20 wounded.  Shore Bombardments - 7.  Enemy Aircraft Shot Down - 9.  Enemy Surface Craft Sunk - 1  25, Feb. 1945.   Times Under Air Attack - 27.  Times Under Shore Battery Attack - 3.   Mines Sunk or Detonated - 4.  Times Operated as OTC or Flagship - 7 Com Screen Various Task Units.  Days Radar Picket - 24.  Outstanding Combat Incident: Accepted Surrender of Submarine A-14.  Sea Rescues: 3 Pilots, 1 Aircrew, and 1 Other.   Longest Period at Sea: 57 days.  Fueling at Sea - 73 South Pacific Area.  Provisions/Ammunition at Sea - 17 South Pacific Area.  Decommissioned March 27,1946, Recommissioned January 2, 1951.  Reclassified DDE-576 January 2, 1951, reverted to DD-576 June 30 1962. Decommissioned May 1965.  Stricken June 1, 1965.  Sold August 16, 1966 and broken up for scrap. Permission granted to link to DANFS MURRAY history:  http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/destroy/dd576txt.htm

Looking for Murray sailors 1943-45: George S. Mabee, S1/c would like to hear from any sailors who served on the USS MURRAY during World War Two.  Contact George at: captaingeorge@juno.com

 

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