USS ATHERTON DE 169
"I was transferred from Prices Neck, RI AATC to the Atherton just in time for
the last trip to Africa. Then we went to the Pacific. I stayed with it until we
decommissioned in Green Cove Springs FL.
For the past year I have been trying to locate crew members. Found six that
are still alive and four that are deceased as of March 2004."
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Display Aboard USS
Slater DE-766 Museum
Photos submitted by Preston Davis GM2/c
2006 81st Birthday for Preston
Named for Lieutenant (jg) John McDougal
Atherton, b. 3 August 1918, Harrods Creek, KY; KIA 15 October 1942
aboard MEREDITH (DD-434), sunk off San Cristobal, Solomon Islands,
by Japanese aircraft, with only seven officers and 56 enlisted
Builders: FED, completed by NNY
Keel laid 01/14/43
First CO: Lt Cdr Paul L. Mansell, Jr.
Decommissioned 12/10/45; one battle star
To Japan as HATSUHI 06/14/55
Returned to USN 1975
Sold at scrap value to The Philippines as RAJAH HUMABON 09/13/76
Scheduled to be stricken by 1996, but still in service in
Unit of CortDiv 15
the research of Anne McCarthy,
with contributions by Pat Perrella and Pat Stephens, webmaster.