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|37k||Samuel Francis Du Pont (September 27, 1803 - June 23, 1865) was an American naval officer who achieved the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, and a member of the prominent Du Pont family; he was the only member of his generation to use a capital D. He served prominently during the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, was superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, and made significant contributions to the modernization of the U.S. Navy.||Bill Gonyo|
|THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY|
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the
UNITED STATES SHIP BOGUE
with her Embarked Planes and Escort Vessels constituting the Five Task Groups listed below for service as set forth in the following
"For outstanding performance in combat against enemy submarines in the Atlantic Area from April 20, 1943, to July 3, 1944. Carrying out powerful and sustained offensive action during a period of heavy German undersea concentrations threatening our uninterrupted flow of supplies to the European Theater of operations, the U.S.S. BOGUE, her embarked planes and her escorts tracked the enemy packs relentlessly and, by unwavering vigilance, persistent aggressiveness and perfect cooperation of all units involved, sank a notable number of hostile U-boats. The superb leadership of the BOGUE and the gallant spirit of the officers and men who fought her planes and manned her escort vessels were largely instrumental in forcing the complete withdrawal of enemy submarines from supply routes essential to the maintenance of our established military supremacy."
United States Ships Bogue, Lea, Greene, Belknap, Osmond Ingram, George E. Badger, and VC-9 from April 20 to June 20, 1943.
United States Ships Bogue, Osmond Ingram, George E. Badger, Clemson, and VC-9 from July 12 to August 23, 1943.
United States Ships Bogue, Osmond Ingram, George E. Badger, Clemson, Dupont and VC-19 from November 14 to December 29, 1943.
United States Ships Bogue, Haverfield, Swenning, Willis, Hobson (until March 25), Janssen (until April 7) and VC-95 from February 26 to April 19, 1944.
United States Ships Bogue, Haverfield, Swenning, Willis, Janssen, F. W. Robinson, and VC-69 from May 4 to July 3, 1944.
For the President,
Secretary of the Navy
|108k||Photo #: NH 83930, USS Osborne (DD-295), USS Gwin (DD-71), and USS DuPont (DD-152) moored to a buoy in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, circa 1920. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Vice Admiral Theodore S. Wilkinson, USN. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.||Tony Cowart|
|105k||In port, circa the 1930s, location unknown. Photo from the collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.||Darryl Baker/Robert Hurst|
|47k||The Du Pont (DD 152) on 21 August 1942 had completed modifications for convoy escort duties; the after stack has been deleted and the other three lowered, and the armament altered. In addition to new 3-inch guns and two torpedo mounts, the ship now had four 20-mm antiaircraft guns, two depth-charge racks, and six Mk 6 depth-charge mortars.||Joe Radigan|
|53k||The Du Pont in July 1943 at New York shows the addition of a Hedgehog forward and new radars. A year later, the ship had the stacks raised several feet to protect gunners from smoke fumes, a new-model surface-search radar installed, and a mast added aft to support the high-frequency radio direction finder antenna.||Joe Radigan|
|149k||July 15 1943 in New York.||Ed Zajkowski|
|111k||September 22 1943 in New York.||Ed Zajkowski|
|193k||Undated, probably passing under the Charleston Harbor bridge.||Paul Rebold/Bill Vickrey|
|97k||Disarmed for target-service duties, the Du Pont displays a towing winch on the fantail and two torpedo-recovery derricks amidships, with racks on deck for recovered torpedoes. She retained the camouflage applied during her final destroyer refit, which ended in August 1944.||Joe Radigan|
|73k||USS Du Pont (AG-80, formerly DD-152), photographed on 6 October 1944. She is wearing Camouflage Measure 32, Design 3D. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1976. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command . Photo #: NH 84628.||Robert Hurst|
CDR William Baggaley Apr 30 1919 - Aug 5 1920 CDR Arthur Curtiss Stott Aug 5 1920 - Sep 10 1921 LT John Joseph Mahoney Sep 10 1921 - Oct 21 1921 CDR William Stanley McClintic Oct 21 1921 - Apr 19 1922 (Decommissioned Apr 19 1922 - May 1 1930) CDR Richard Lansing Conolly May 1 1930 - Jun 12 1930 (Later ADM) LCDR Henry Mylin Kieffer Jun 12 1930 - Jan 1 1930 LCDR Miles Percy Duval Jr. Jan 1 1930 - Jul 17 1934 LCDR Arthur Thomas Moen Jul 17 1934 - Jan 14 1937 (Decommissioned Jan 14 1937 - Oct 16 1939) LT William Le Roy Messmer Oct 16 1939 - Jul 10 1940 (Later RADM) LCDR Eugene Matthew Waldron Jul 10 1940 - Dec 17 1941 LT Ernest William Longton Dec 17 1941 - Mar 6 1942 LCDR Frank Marshall Adamson Mar 6 1942 - Jan 25 1943 (Later RADM) CDR James Gilbert Marshall Jan 25 1943 - Mar 17 1944 LCDR William Henry Stewart Mar 17 1944 - Oct 7 1944 LT Richard Berrian Hadaway Oct 7 1944 - Mar 1 1945 LT Walter Herman Dietz Mar 1 1945 - Nov 21 1945 LT Robert Charles Fox Nov 21 1945 - May 2 1946
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