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|95k||John Halligan, born 4 May 1876 in South Boston, Mass., graduated from the Naval Academy at the head of his class in 1898. He served during the Spanish-American War in Brooklyn, flagship of Commodore Schley. During World War I he was chief of staff to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, France, and for his outstanding performance of duty he received the Distinguished Service Medal. After the Armistice, he commanded Ohio, and in 1925 became chief of the Bureau of Engineering. Subsequently, he commanded Saratoga, served as Assistant Chief of Naval Operations in 1930, and in 1933 became Commander Aircraft, Base Force. Appointed Rear Admiral in 1930, Halligan died at Puget Sound, Wash., 11 December 1934, while serving as Commandant, 13th Naval District. Photo from the Library of Congress.||Bill Gonyo|
|82k||Artist's conception of the Halligan as she appeared after original construction by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.||Navy Yard Associates|
|153k||USS Halligan (DD-584) pulling away after delivering mail to USS Sargent Bay (CVE-83) on 1 March 1945, during the Iwo Jima Operation. Photographer: PH3 John M. Andrews. Halligan is painted in Camouflage Measure 32, Design 1D. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Photo #: 80-G-264061.||Shawn C. Morse/Robert Hurst|
|110k||On March 26 1945 Haligan was headed south from Okinawa for independent patrol when she stuck a mine which detonated beneath her forward magazines. PC-1128 and LSMR-94 took aboard the survivors. Halligan then drifted for 12 miles before pilling up on a reef off Tokashiki Island. This is an aerial view as she rests on the reef.||Shawn C. Morse|
|90k||A closer view of her resting bow first on the reef.||Shawn C. Morse|
|127k||A closeup of the destruction to the forward section of the Halligan.||Shawn C. Morse|
|70k||Another closeup of the destruction.||Shawn C. Morse|
|24k||March 26, 1945 stern view of the USS Halligan wreckage resting bow first on a reef at Okinawa.||Mike Green|
CDR Clarence Edward Cortner Aug 19 1943 - Mar 1 1945 LCDR Edward Thomas Grace Mar 1 1945 - Mar 26 1945 LCDR Fletcher Hale Jr. ? - ?
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