USS Duffy (DE-27)

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USS Duffy (DE-27)
USS Duffy(DE-27)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Duffy
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
Honors and
awards:
2 battle stars (World War II)
Fate: Sold for scrap on 16 June 1947
General characteristics
Class and 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)
Complement: 156
Armament: • 3 × single 3"/50 Mk.22 dual purpose guns
• 1 × quad 1.1"/75 Mk.2 AA gun
• 9 × 20 mm Mk.4 AA guns
• 1 × Hedgehog Projector Mk.10 (144 rounds)
• 8 × Mk.6 depth charge projectors
• 2 × Mk.9 depth charge tracks

USS Duffy (DE-27) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort that served in the Pacific during World War II. She was named after Charles John Duffy.

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.

Service history[edit]

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.

Awards[edit]

Combat Action Ribbon.svg Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
American Campaign Medal ribbon.svg American Campaign Medal
Bronze star
Bronze star
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with two service stars)
World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War II Victory Medal

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entries can be found here and here.

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