Your ORIGINAL HOMETOWN and State are asked for because that confirms who you are in your shipmate's memories. When I found this USS NEWPORT NEWS web site I think it is the best means for communicating with your shipmates. USS MONSSEN (DD-798) Crew Links. N. Smoot in command. At about 02:20 Monssen, forced to rely on radio information and optics, was spotlighted, hit by some 39 shells, including three of battleship caliber, and reduced to a burning hulk. Monssen was laid down 12 July 1939, by Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington; launched 16 May 1940, sponsored by Mrs. Mons Monssen, widow of Lieutenant Monssen, and commissioned 14 March 1941, Lieutenant CommanderR. Monssen was laid down 12 July… Her escort and patrol duties changed from neutral to belligerent 7 December 1941, continuing until 9 February 1942 when she entered the Boston Navy Yard for overhaul in preparation for her transfer to the Pacific Fleet. I am new to the workings of the internet. She remained in the immediate area through the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, which prevented Japanese reinforcements from reaching Guadalcanal, and then took up duties patrolling the sea routes to Guadalcanal. The Monssen (DD -436) was commissioned 14 March 1941. Copyright © 2021 HullNumber.com. (DD-22) Paulding 5. DD-436 USS Monssen. Battle was given at 01:50. By 2 June, TF 16 had rendezvoused with Task Force 17 (TF 17) and was in position 350 miles (560 km) northeast of Midway. Monssen was sunk at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on 13 November 1942. USS Monssen (DD-436), a Gleaves-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for Mons Monssen, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions aboard USS Missouri (BB-11) in 1904. After Midway the force remained at Pearl Harbor for a month before departing again for combat. (DD-1) Bainbridge 2. Poté se zapojil do bojů druhé světové války. (DD-11) Perry 12. C. C. Storey, BM2c, L. F. Sturgeon, GM2c, and J. G. Hughes F1c, climbed back into the inferno and rescued eight men still aboard and alive, five of whom lived after reaching land. (DD-4) Dale 5. (DD-18) Lamson 1. On 4 June the Battle of Midway commenced as Japanese aircraft flew against installations on the island. DD-436 General Specifications. Home Join Now About Hullnumber Before You Register Tell A Shipmate FAQs Related Links Contact Us. I also served in the USS MACON (CA-132) 1957 - 1960. (C.O. USS Monssen Reunion Planner DD-798 Virgil Melvin GM2 02/44-4/46 USSmonssen (AT) aol.com DD-798 Fred Norvelle RD1 Jul 1952 - Jan 1956 DD79860 (AT) peoplepc.com DD-798 James Oliver BTC 1951 to 1956 joliver53 (AT) comcast.net; The best ship I ever served on during my Naval career DD-798 Al Pilz LT(jg) 6/53-6/56 greenwayproducts (AT) comcast.net The USS… After daybreak Monssen was still afire. Bob is a former Machinist’s Mate Third Class, and USS Monssen was the only ship he served on. Following shakedown and training, Monssen reported to the Atlantic Fleet on 27 June 1941 as a unit of Destroyer Division 22 (DesDiv 22). Lo: USS Liscome Bay: USS Aaron Ward: USS Little: USS Abbot: USS Lofberg: USS Abner Read: USS Long: USS Adams: USS Longshaw: USS Ailanthus: USS Lowry: USS Alabama: USS Luce: USS Alaska: USS Luzon: USS Albacore: USS Lyman K. Swenson: USS Albert W. Grant: USS Macaw: USS Alfred A. Cunningham: USS Maddox: USS Allen M. Sumner: … USS Oklahoma (BB-37) capsized and sank after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 7 December 1941. USS MOMSEN is the 14 th Flight IIA ARLEIGH BURKE - class guided missile destroyer and the Navy's first ship to honor Vice Admiral Charles Bowers "Swede" Momsen, who is best known for his efforts in the successful rescue of 33 crew members and the subsequent salvage of submarine USS SQUALUS after she sank in 240 feet of water in May 1939. Monssen returned to Guadalcanal 18 September to insure the integrity of an Allied supply line and to block Japanese efforts at resupply. USS Monssen (DD-436), 1941-1942. The U-boat War in World War Two (Kriegsmarine, 1939-1945) and World War One (Kaiserliche Marine, 1914-1918) and the Allied efforts to counter the threat. At the same time, another convoy set out from Espiritu Santo, covered by one cruiser and four destroyers under Rear Admiral Norman Scott. (DD-9) Macdonough 10. The survivors, 40 percent of the crew, were picked up at about 08:00 and taken to Guadalcanal. Class: Gleaves-class destroyer Complement: 16 Officers and 260 Enlisted Displacement: 1630 tons Length: 348 feet 3 inches Beam: 36 feet 1 inches Draft: 11 feet 10 in Range: 6 500 nautical miles Final Disposition: Sunk by Japanese warships off Guadalcanal 13 … KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Monssen (DD 436), Ship Pages in category "USS Monssen (DD 436)" The following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total. This photo was received by the Naval Photographic Center in December 1959, but was taken just after she reentered active … She was then assigned to the screening forces guarding the eastern approaches to Sealark, Lengo, and Nggela Channels. (DD-3) Chauncey 4. There may be small gaps in the dates that are not indicated here, and the quantity of crew lists that are available for any given year may vary considerably. The survivors, 40 percent of the crew, were picked up at … Add Your Name to the DD-798 Crew Roster . The survivors, 40 percent of the crew, were … USS Monssen (DD-436) byl americký torpédoborec třídy Gleaves.Postaven byl v letech 1939–1941. Forward gun turrets of USS Monssen (DD-798) c1945.jpg 2,248 × 3,042; 3.19 MB She was commissioned in March 1941 and served in the Atlantic from June 1941 until March 1942. USS Monssen (DD 436), a Gleaves class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for Mons Monssen, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions aboard the USS Missouri (BB 11) in 1904. C. C. Storey, BM2c, L. F. Sturgeon, GM2c, and J. G. Hughes F1c, climbed back into the inferno and rescued eight men still aboard and alive, five of whom lived after reaching land. Charles E. McCombs) S-E-C-R-E-T 16 November 1942 From: Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Harry Fitzgerald, a former Electrician’s Mate aboard USS Monssen, became good friends with him while working together in the machine shop on Monssen, where Bob operated the lathe. U.S. Navy Warships Battleship (BB) USS Arizona (BB-39) destroyed by Japanese aircraft bombs at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 7 December 1941, and stricken from the Navy List, 1 December 1942. The USS Irex SS-482: Crew list as of February 1954. By dusk as reports of Japanese ship movements from Truk increased, 90 percent of the transports had been unladen despite afternoon torpedo plane attacks, one of which had cost Monssen the use of her fire control radar. Apparently in connection with an Irex Party, held at The Seahorse on Friday, 26 Feburary 1954, there was assembled a list of all crew members, which I here reproduce. (DD-2) Barry 3. Arriving off Lunga Point on 12 November, a day after those from Espiritu Santo they commenced unloading. All Rights Reserved. (DD-19) Preston 2. For the next five months she operated in the northwestern Atlantic, from the coast of New England and … By 7 June, the American forces had won the battle, sinking four Japanese aircraft carriers and one cruiser at the cost of the destroyer Hammann and carrier Yorktown. USS Monssen (DD-436) This article's lead section may not adequately summarize its contents. Some names were not in alphabetical order, and I … USS Monssen (DD-436), a Gleaves-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for Mons Monssen, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions aboard USS Missouri (BB-11) in 1904. (DD-8) Lawrence 9. After daybreak Monssen was still a floating incinerator. Report of loss in cruiser night action Phase of battle of Guadalcanal. Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. Two days later they departed again — this time for Midway to repulse an expected assault on that advanced base. In 1962, USS Monssen (DD-798) was being towed down the east coast when the towline parted in heavy seas during a strong Nor'easter storm. (DD-12) Preble 13. The U-boat War in World War Two (Kriegsmarine, 1939-1945) and World War One (Kaiserliche Marine, 1914-1918) and the Allied efforts to counter the threat. Please contact us at boston.archives@nara.gov for assistance with locating (DD-16) Worden 17. Gleaves Class Destroyer Keel Laid July 12 1939 - Launched May 16 1940; USS MONSSEN DD-436 Commissioned March 14 1941 SUNK by Japanese Warships off Guadalcanal November 13 1942 Naval Covers Thank you! Jeho operační služba vÅ¡ak byla jen krátká, neboÅ¥ byl 13. listopadu 1942 potopen v druhé námořní bitvě u Guadalcanalu Then Admiral Callaghan's force, heavily outnumbered even with the addition of Admiral Scott's ships, reversed course and steamed back to engage the enemy in the initial action of what would later be called the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Steaming west, she was in the antisubmarine screen for the aircraft carrier Hornet as the carrier headed for Japan with Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle's B-25s on her flight deck. This section includes over 21.000 Allied Warships and over 11.000 Allied Commanders of WWII, from the US Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Australian Navy, The Polish Navy and others. HullNumber.com's mission is to provide a means for shipmates to keep in touch with one another. Retired Civil … In 1962, USS Monssen (DD-798) was being towed down the east coast when the towline parted in heavy seas during a strong Nor'easter storm. (DD-14) Truxtun 15. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of the article's key points. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The list is in chronological order. (DD-17) Smith 18. Reaching the scene after the battle was over, the force returned to Pearl Harbor, arriving on 26 May. Monssen was awarded four battle stars for World War II service. Media in category "USS Monssen (DD-798)" The following 6 files are in this category, out of 6 total. (DD-6) Hopkins 7. The enemy was headed toward Henderson Field — to bombard it and cripple Allied air operations long enough to sneak in 11 of their transports, then en route to relieve their beleaguered comrades fighting on the island. Monssen was sunk at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on 13 November 1942. Crew lists for New England ports held at the National Archives at Boston are shown subdivided by state and U.S. Customs Service district below. USS Monssen, a 1620-ton Gleaves class destroyer, was built at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington. (DD-23) … Aircraft Carrier (CV) USS Hornet (CV-8) sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese … Shortly, after 01:40, 13 November, they sighted the enemy fleet, under Vice Admiral Hiroaki Abe, 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Kukum. In the early morning hours of 18 April the force was sighted by the enemy and the air raid was launched to bomb their targets of Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Kobe. This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. At the end of the month the carrier Saratoga was damaged and Monssen was one of the ships designated to escort her to the Tonga Islands. Following shakedown and training, Monssen reported to the Atlantic Fleet on 27 June 1941 as a unit of Destroyer Division 22 (DesDiv 22). . … [1] Twenty minutes later, completely immobilized in all departments, the ship was ordered abandoned. Add Image Please replace links to Wikipedia in this article with links to this wiki. USS Monssen was the tenth member of the Gleaves Class of Destroyers, in service with the US Navy before and during the Second World War in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. Amazing what you can find in found photos! For the next five months she operated in the northwestern Atlantic, from the coast of New England and the Maritime Provinces to Iceland, on neutrality patrol. (DD-7) Hull 8. MONSSEN. On 31 March Monssen arrived at San Francisco, joined Task Force 16 (TF 16), and departed 2 April. After shakedown and training, Monssen reported to the Atlantic Fleet on 27 June 1941 as a unit of DesDiv 22. ACTION REPORT USS MONSSEN DD-436 Serial TS/133 16 November 1942 USS MONSSEN, Report of battle of November 13, 1942. Retired DKC, USN, on November 28, 1962. The ship was commissioned on 14 March 1941, Lieutenant Commander Roland N. Smoot in command. The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Monssen (DD 798). USS Monssen (DD 798) Crew List. Nervous smiles could now be seen on the faces of some crew members, with the knowledge that about 200 miles of distance had now been put between them and the most dangerous waters. Commissioned in 1941, the destroyer saw service during World War II in both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In 1992, an expedition headed by oceanographer Robert Ballard found the wreck of Monssen and other ships sunk during the Solomon Islands battles. The list of crew injured and killed at Amchitka was corrected and verified by comparison with the quarterly muster rolls, national and state honor rolls, and U.S. Defense Department lists of sailors who are missing in action or buried at sea. Photo #: 80-G-218145 Starboard broadside aerial view of USS Monssen (DD-798) underway in wavy seas, photographed from a Naval Air Station New York aircraft, 1 March 1944.. Photo #: USN 1045266 Port bow aerial view of USS Monssen (DD-798) underway, circa 1951-52. (DD-21) Reid 4. Registration and communicating with shipmates at Hullnumber.com is FREE FOREVER. Mar 5, 2017 - Amazing what you can find in found photos! C. C. Storey, BM2c, L. F. Sturgeon, GM2c, and J. G. Hughes, F1c, climbed back into the inferno and rescued eight men still aboard and alive, five of whom lived after reaching land. USS Monssen (DD-436), a Gleaves-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for Mons Monssen, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions aboard the USS Missouri (BB-11) in 1904. HullNumber.com's mission is to provide a means for shipmates to keep in touch with one another. Ball Caps without Ship Profiles: DesVets Ball Cap Item C-DV $14.00 DesVets embroidered in gold lettering on a navy blue ball cap Monssen was laid down on 12 July 1939 by Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington and launched on 16 May 1940, sponsored by Mrs. Mons Monssen, widow of Lieutenant Monssen. The ship herself continued to blaze until early afternoon, when she sank. (DD-20) Flusser 3. For the next 5 months she operated in the northwestern Atlantic participating in the neutrality patrol. With seas running 10 to 15 feet and wind gusting to 50 knots, she went aground on March 6th at Beach Haven Inlet, New Jersey. The wreck lies upright on the bottom of the sound, with the gun turrets still trained out to the starboard side as they had been in combat.[1]. Other veterans I’ve spoken to in recent years have remembered him. USS Richard P. Leary: USS Lindsey: USS St. The transports were pulled out, escorted through Lengo Channel, and seen safely on their way to Espiritu Santo. Sinking at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, 46, 127, 139, 142, 143, 144, 150–53, 201, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, List of destroyers of the United States Navy, Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in November 1942, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=USS_Monssen_(DD-436)&oldid=990152529, World War II destroyers of the United States, Gleaves-class destroyers of the United States Navy, Wikipedia articles incorporating text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Pacific Ocean articles missing geocoordinate data, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Sunk by Japanese warships off Guadalcanal 13 November 1942, 6,500 nmi (12,000 km; 7,500 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph), This page was last edited on 23 November 2020, at 02:40. Steaming via the Tonga Islands, they headed for the Japanese held Solomons. (DD-15) Whipple 16. Following the Doolittle Raid, the force returned to Pearl Harbor, from which it sortied 30 April to aid the carriersYorktown and Lexington in the Battle of the Coral Sea. Commissioned in 1941, the destroyer saw service during World War II in both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Only do this if these links relate to the wiki subject. By 7 August they were 40 miles (64 km) from the targets, Guadalcanal and Tulagi. The entry can be found here. (DD-10) Paul Jones 11. This section includes over 21.000 Allied Warships and over 11.000 Allied Commanders of WWII, from the US Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Australian Navy, The Polish Navy and others. (DD-5) Decatur 6. (DD-13) Stewart 14. On 8 November, she departed Nouméa with two cruisers and two other destroyers as Task Group 67.4 (TG 67.4), under Rear Admiral Daniel J. Callaghan, as escort for transports carrying reinforcements to the Marines on Guadalcanal. After daybreak Monssen was still afire. (August 2009) For other ships of the same name, see USS Monssen. 1. With seas running 10 to 15 feet and wind gusting to 50 knots, she went aground on March 6th at Beach Haven Inlet, New Jersey. On 7–8 August, Monssen with Buchanan stood off Gavutu and Tanambogo, circling those islands and providing fire support to units of the 2nd Marine Regiment as the U.S. Navy struck with the first of its giant amphibious assaults. The USS Monssen was a Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy, the second …
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