Monday, December 9, 2013

Follow-Up on USS Dewey (DD-349)-- Part 1

From Wikipedia.

On December 7th, I wrote about Bud Cloud in an entry "Pearl Harbor Survivor's Dying Wish Fulfilled" where he got to visit the new USS Dewey (DDG-105) as he served on the USS Dewey (DD-349) during World War II and was at Pearl Harbor.

So, I had to do some more research on Mr. Cloud's ship.

The original Dewey was a Farraugut-class destroyer launched in 1934 and commissioned 4 Oct. 1934, named for Admiral George Dewey of Spanish-American War fame and who had been at the Civil War Battle of Fort Fisher (another item of great interest to me). The ship served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. It was at Pearl Harbor that Dec. 7, 1941, but not damaged and got underway that afternoon.

--GreGen

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