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DD-502

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Entering Charleston, South Carolina Nov. 1945 heading for the Reserve Fleet on the Wando River.

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SIGSBEE FACTS: 

Built by Federal Kearny, N.J. Launched 7, Dec.1942, Commissioned 23, Jan. 1943.  Joined squadron July 1943.  Commanding Officers - Capt. V.B. Russell, 1/43 to 5/44, Cmdr. G.P. Chung-Hoon, 5/44 to 6/45, Cmdr. H.A. Barnard, 6/45.  Plank owners - 2 Officers and 48 enlisted men.  Individual Awards - 1 Navy Cross, 1 Silver Star, 1 Legion of Merit, 4 Bronze Stars, Casualties - 4 KIA and buried at sea, one died in hospital of wounds one month after Kamikaze hit, 18 MIA and declared KIA, Wounded - 68, Purple Hearts - 91,  one sailor lost overboard in Atlantic Area 1943. Shore Bombarments - 6.  Enemy Aircraf Shot Down - 4.  Times Under Air Attack - 50.  Times Under Shore Battery Attack - 5. Mines Sunk or Detonated - 8.  Operations as OTC or Flagship - 6, 1 UDT and 5 Picket Line.  Other Operations Areas - Atlantic Convoy and Caribbean Anti-Submarine Patrol Jan. to Aug. 1943.   Sea Rescues - 24, 8 Pilots, 8 Aircrew.  Longest Period at Sea - 37 days Okinawa Area.  Fueling at Sea - 50 Pacific Area.  Provisions/Ammunitions at Sea - 5 Pacific Area. Decommissioned March 31, 1947 and placed in reserve. The 502 was stricken Dec. 1, 1974 and was broken up.

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