USS Duffy (DE-27)
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Charles John Duffy|
|Builder:||Mare Island Navy Yard|
|Laid down:||29 October 1942|
|Launched:||16 April 1943|
|Commissioned:||5 August 1943|
|Decommissioned:||9 November 1945|
|2 battle stars (World War II)|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap on 16 June 1947|
|Class & type:||Evarts-class destroyer escort|
|Displacement:||1,420 long tons (1,443 t) full|
|Length:||289 ft (88 m)|
|Beam:||35 ft (11 m)|
|Draft:||8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h)|
Duffy was launched from the Mare Island Navy Yard on 16 April 1943, and was originally intended for transfer to the British Royal Navy. Instead, she was commissioned by the U.S. Navy on 5 August 1943, Commander G. A. Parkinson in command.
Duffy was mainly involved in escorting supply ships and as part of larger carrier groups, taking credit for downing a twin-engine Japanese "Betty" bomber in December 1944 at Leyte. On 29 December, Duffy fired a shore bombardment on Maloelap while covering air strikes. Duffy continued to bombard and wage psychological warfare on various bypassed islands, and on 14 June 1945, she took prisoner seven men of the cutoff garrison on Mille Atoll.
At the end of the war, Duffy sailed back to San Francisco, where she arrived on 26 July 1945. She was decommissioned there on 9 November 1945 and sold for scrap on 16 June 1947.
|Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)|
|American Campaign Medal|
|Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with two service stars)|
|World War II Victory Medal|
- Photo gallery of USS Duffy at NavSource Naval History