Allied Warships

USS Peary (DD 226)

Destroyer of the Clemson class


USS Peary before the war

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassClemson 
PennantDD 226 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down9 Sep 1919 
Launched6 Apr 1920 
Commissioned22 Oct 1920 
Lost19 Feb 1942 
Loss position12° 30'S, 130° 50'E
History

USS Peary (Lt.Cdr. John Michael Bermingham, USN) was sunk by Japanese carrier aircraft off Darwin, Australia in position 12º30'S, 130º50'E, 93 of her crew were lost and 49 were rescued by swimming or boat though 12 were rescued by the Southern Maid. The commanding officer was amongst those killed.

 

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1Lt.Cdr. John Michael Bermingham, USNOct 194119 Feb 1942 (+)

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Media links


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Whitley, M. J.


Blood on the Sea

Parkin, Robert Sinclair


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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