Allied Warships

USS Corry (i) (DD 463)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBristol 
PennantDD 463 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered12 Jun 1940 
Laid down4 Sep 1940 
Launched28 Jul 1941 
Commissioned18 Dec 1941 
Lost6 Jun 1944 
Loss position49° 31'N, 1° 11'W
History

USS Corry (Lt.Cdr. George Dewey Hoffman, USN) was sunk by shore batteries off Utah Beach at Normandy, France in position 49º31'N, 01º11'W.
24 of her crew were lost and 55 wounded. In all there are 205 survivors rescued by the USS Butler, Fitch, Hobson and PT 199 which included the Commanding Officer.

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Commands listed for USS Corry (i) (DD 463)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Eugene Carroll Burchett, USN18 Dec 19412 Dec 1942
2Lt.Cdr. Lot Ensey, USN2 Dec 19427 Dec 1943
3Lt.Cdr. George Dewey Hoffman, USN7 Dec 19436 Jun 1944

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Notable events involving Corry (i) include:


4 Jul 1942
USS Corry picks up 4 survivors from the American merchant Ruth that was torpedoed and sunk on 29 June 1942 by German U-boat U-153 about 320 nautical miles north-northeast of Barbuda in position 21°40'N, 59°20'W.

17 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-801 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands, in position 16°42'N, 30°28'W, by a Fido homing torpedo from 2 Avenger aircraft (VC-9) of the US escort carrier USS Block Island and depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer USS Corry and the US destroyer escort USS Bronstein.

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

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U.S. Destroyers

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