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USS BAGLEY (DE-1069) Knox class in service 1972 to 1991, Motto: Fleet's Finest. Cold Warrior, Gulf of Sidra "Line of Death", Operation Praying Mantis, Persian Gulf

 

1972 to 1974 DE-1069 Patch made by Hilborn Hamburger, she was redesignated as FF-1069 in 1975

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USS BAGLEY (FF-1069) Knox class in service 1972 to 1991, Motto: Fleet's Finest. Cold Warrior, Gulf of Sidra "Line of Death", Operation Praying Mantis, Persian Gulf

1975 to 1991 FF-1069 Patch made by Hilborn Hamburger, she was redesignated as FF-1069 in 1975

 

 

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USS MARSH (DE-699) Buckley class in commissioned service 1944 to 1962, Naval Reserve training ship 1962 to 1969. Named after Ensign Benjamin R. Marsh, Jr., USNR, who was killed on board the battleship Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

 

North Africa, Southern Italy, Southern France (Dragoon), Marianas, Okinawa, Inchon, Masan, Pusan, Formosa Patrol, Yellow Sea, Korean Blockade.

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USS BRIDGET (DE-1024) Dealey class destroyer escort in service 1957 to 1973, assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet Cruiser-Destroyer Force as a unit of Escort Squadron 3 at San Diego, Cal

 

Note the Trident and Crook of CORTRON THREE in the upper left of the patches.

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USS BRIDGET (DE-1024) Dealey class destroyer escort in service 1957 to 1973, assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet Cruiser-Destroyer Force as a unit of Escort Squadron 3 at San Diego, Cal

 

She was named for Francis Joseph Bridget, a naval aviator who served on the Commander's Staff of Patrol Wing 10 during the Japanese attack on the Philippines on 8 December 1941. He was taken prisoner with the American forces on Bataan and was killed 15 December 1944 when a Japanese prison ship in which he was embarked was sunk off Olongapo, Luzon, Philippine Islands.

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USS BRIDGET (DE-1024) Dealey class destroyer escort in service 1957 to 1973, assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet Cruiser-Destroyer Force as a unit of Escort Squadron 3 at San Diego, Cal



She was named for Francis Joseph Bridget, a naval aviator who served on the Commander's Staff of Patrol Wing 10 during the Japanese attack on the Philippines on 8 December 1941. He was taken prisoner with the American forces on Bataan and was killed 15 December 1944 when a Japanese prison ship in which he was embarked was sunk off Olongapo, Luzon, Philippine Islands.


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USS BRIDGET (DE-1024) Dealey class destroyer escort in service 1957 to 1973, assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet Cruiser-Destroyer Force as a unit of Escort Squadron 3 at San Diego, Cal



She was named for Francis Joseph Bridget, a naval aviator who served on the Commander's Staff of Patrol Wing 10 during the Japanese attack on the Philippines on 8 December 1941. He was taken prisoner with the American forces on Bataan and was killed 15 December 1944 when a Japanese prison ship in which he was embarked was sunk off Olongapo, Luzon, Philippine Islands.


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USS EVANS (DE-1023) Dealey class in service 1957 to 1968. This class of destroyer escorts were the first post-World War II escort ships built for the Navy and all of them were withdrawn from active service in the late 1960's and assigned to the Naval Reserve force. By 1973 all thirteen were decommissioned and scrapped and replaced by the Knox Class DE's coming into service.

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USS EVANS (DE-1023) Dealey class in active service 1957 to 1968. EVANS was assigned to CORTRON 3, CORTDIV 31, homeport San Diego. Despite her very short service life EVANS had a very busy career in the Taiwan Straits Patrol (Quemoy Matsu) and at Yankee Station during the Vietnam War.

 

She received five Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals and seven Vietnam Service Medals

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USS EVANS (DE-1023) Dealey class in active service 1957 to 1968. "Uletsu-Ya-Sti" (Bold Warrior, in Cherokee)

 

Slightly faster and larger than the WWII escort destroyers they succeeded, the Dealey class were fitted with twin-mounted 3-inch (76 mm) guns, anti-submarine (ASW) rockets, a depth charge rack and six depth charge launchers. There were later modernizations that removed the ASW rockets and the depth charges in favor of nuclear-capable anti-submarine rocket launchers and torpedo mounts which fired lighter homing torpedoes. A large SQS 23 sonar was refitted in a bow sonar dome and most of the class were also fitted with a hangar and landing pad for DASH drone helicopters to deliver MK 44 and Mk 46 torpedoes. The drone helicopters proved very unreliable and their failure contributed to the relatively short life of the class.

 

In September, 1968, she was assigned to the Naval Reserve Force (NRF) as a unit of Reserve Destroyer Squadron 27 at Seattle, Washington. She was eventually decommissioned on 3 December 1973 and was sold for scrap in 1974

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USS BAUER (DE-1025) Dealey class in service 1957 to 1973, Escort Squadron Three (CortRon 3) San Diego.  Named for Lieutenant Colonel Harold William Bauer, naval aviator and recipient of the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous courage as Commander of Marine Fighting Squadron 212 in the South Pacific between 10 May and 14 November 1942.

USS BAUER received two battle stars for Vietnam service at Yankee Station.

 

1960's & 1970's version of her patch

 

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