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|-||Henry A. Clemson was born in New Jersey in 1820 and was appointed a midshipman in 1836. He served in St. Mary's and Somers during the Mexican War. Passed Midshipman Clemson was drowned 8 December 1846 when Somers capsized off Vera Cruz.||Robert M. Cieri|
|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
|68k||Undated, location unknown.||Curt Clark, The Four Stack APD Veterans|
|130k||Undated, location unknown.||Curt Clark, The Four Stack APD Veterans|
|245k||Launching of USS Clemson (DD 186) at Newport News, Virginia, September 5 1918. This ship was sponsored by Miss M.C. Daniels. A veteran of World War II, she was decommissioned in October 1945 and sold a year later. Collection of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels.||Mike Mohl|
|135k||USS Clemson (Destroyer # 186) steaming at high speed, probably while running trials in 1919. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 55169. From the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.||Darryl Baker/Robert Hurst|
|159k||USS Clemson (DD 186) as AVD-4 taken in October 1942. From the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.||Darryl Baker/Robert Hurst|
LCDR Grattan Cooley Dichman Dec 29 1919 - 1920 LCDR Leslie LaFayette Jordan Apr 9 1921 - Jun 30 1922 (Decommissioned Jun 30 1922 - Jul 12 1940) LCDR John Perry Whitney Jul 12 1940 - May 1942 (Later VADM) LCDR Evan White Yancey May 1942 - Sep 1 1943 LCDR William Francis Moran Sep 1 1943 - 1944 LCDR Arthur H. Hardy Jr. 1944 - Sep 21 1945 LT J. H. Robertson Sep 21 1945 - Oct 12 1945
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