USS Booth DE 170

USS BOOTH DE 170

Navy Day, Full Dress, 1945, in Truk

Photo From The DESA Archives. Property of DESAUSA.org
 


Named for Ensign Robert Sinclair Booth, Jr., b. 25 January 1915, Hickory, NC; KIA 7 December 1941 aboard ARIZONA (BB-39)

Type: DET
Builder: FED, completed by NNY
Keel laid 01/30/43
Launched 06/21/43
Commissioned 09/19/43
First CO: Lt Cdr D. W. Todd
Decommissioned 03/04/46
Secured surrender of western Carolines
Evacuated Japanese from Puluwat and Momoi in the Carolines
To PI as DATU KALANTIAW 07/15/76
Stricken 07/15/78
Lost in typhoon Clara 09/20/81

Unit of CortDiv 15

From the research of Anne McCarthy,
with contributions by Pat Perrella and Pat Stephens, webmaster. March 2006

 

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