NavSource Main Page FAQ Contact us Search NavSource

Waving US Flag

NavSource Naval History
Photographic History of the United States Navy

USS CORRY (DD-817 / DDR-817)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NAYC

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - MISGIVE

Displacement 3460 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 390' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 4" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; Allis Chalmers Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.8 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Consolidated Steel,Orange Texas April 5 1945.
Launched July 28 1945 and commissioned February 26 1946.
Reclassified DDR-817 April 9 1953, reverted to DD-817 January 1 1964.
Completed FRAM upgrade September 1964.
Decommissioned and Stricken February 27 1981.
To Greece July 8 1981, renamed Kriezis.
Stricken in 1994.
Fate Removed 8 April 2002 from Suda Bay, Crete to be towed to Turkey where she will be scrapped. .

Click On Image
For Full Size Image
Size Image Description Contributed
Corry 91kWilliam Merrill Corry was born 5 October 1889 in Quincy, Fla., graduated from the United States Naval Academy 3 June 1910, and was designated naval aviator 6 March 1916. He served with distinction in command of the air station at Le Croisic, France, during World War I, and after the war remained in Europe working with the aviation aspects of demobilization. While serving on the staff of Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet, Lieutenant Commander Corry was injured in an airplane crash 3 October 1920. Thrown clear, he plunged into the flaming wreckage to save the plane's pilot. This heroism was recognized with the Congressional Medal of Honor. Corry died of his burns 7 October 1920. Photo #: 24-P-73. Ensign William Merrill Corry, Jr., USN (1889-1920) photograph by F. Brunel, taken March 1913. Photograph from the U.S. Navy Bureau of Personnel Collections in the U.S. National Archives.Tony Cowart/Robert M. Cieri
Corry 19kUndated, location unknown.Howard Longstreth
Corry 41kUndated, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Corry 195kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Corry 140kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Corry 38kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Corry 32kTied up at Pensacola, FL - 1948Donald H. Wilson, RM2, - GS-11 Ret.
Corry 73kPensacola, FL - 1948Donald H. Wilson, RM2, - GS-11 Ret.
Corry 50kQuébec City, July 1950.Marc Piché
Corry 96kA series of four photos of the Corry taken by George Panos QM2 as she came alongside the USS Baltimore (CA-68) for refueling during the 1952 Med Cruise.George Panos
Corry 140kAs above.George Panos
Corry 118kAs above.George Panos
Corry 121kAs above.George Panos
Corry 110kUSS Corry (DDR-817) underway alongside the ASW aircraft carrier USS Antietam (CVS-36) circa 1953, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Corry 94kEntering New York Harbor in 1955.Richard L. Kanary FT2 54-56
Corry 129kNovember 6 1959, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Corry 186kUSS Davis (DD-937) and USS Corry (DD-817) in Genoa, Italy December 26 1960.Carlo Martinelli
Corry 111kUSS Corry (DD-817) in Genoa, Italy May 8 1962.Carlo Martinelli
Corry 195kAs above.Carlo Martinelli
Corry 81kNew York circa 1970's.Marc Piché
Corry 71kPurchased in the Ship's Store in the late 1970's.Randy J. Geiger EW2 75-79
Corry 102kLeft to right: USS America (CVA-66), USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), and USS Ranger (CVA-61), with USS Oriskany (CVA-34) steaming astern of the Big E, and five destroyers and destroyer escorts in the lead. Vietnam cease-fire, Sunday, 28 January 1973. Escorts are, left to right: USS Bronstein (DE-1037), USS Corry (DD-817), USS William C. Lawe (DD-763), USS Fanning (DE-1076), and USS Cone (DD-866). (Photo and escorts id thanks to Enterprise WestPac 1972–73 Cruise Book, via Bob Canchola.)USS Oriskany Alumni Facebook Group, via Bob Canchola, BT, USS Oriskany 1971–1973
Corry 52kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Corry 50kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Corry 100k-120kUniform Ship's name shoulder patch.Al Grazevich
On Greek Service
Corry 212kHNS "KRIEZIS" D 217, ex-USS Corry, DD 817 in 1982 in the Aegean Sea. Picture caption reads : "To PO K.Tzioras for his service on board HNS Kriezis" and Signed by LtCdr N.Drikos,CO. "Kriezis" is a name of an Admiral from the Greek War of Independence (1821).Anthony J. Vrailas
Corry 34kCORRY DD-817 as KRIEZIS D-217 being assisted by Greek Navy tugs, Souda Bay, Crete, 1984.Marc Piché
Corry 54kCORRY DD-817 as KRIEZIS D-217 riding at anchor, Souda Bay, Crete, 1984.Marc Piché
Corry 49kCORRY DD-817 as KRIEZIS D-217 dockside at Souda Bay, Crete, 1984.Marc Piché
Corry 110kIn Souda Bay, Crete summer 1995. From L to R : USS Corry (DD-817), USS Aulick (DD-569), USS Arnold J. Isbell (DD-869) and USS Ingraham (DD-694) waiting to be scrapped.Anthony J. Vrailas
Corry 96kEx-USS CORRY, DD 817, HNS KRIEZIS, D 217. Undated. Location unknown.Anthony J. Vrailas
Corry 55kEx-USS CORRY, DD 817, HNS KRIEZIS, D 217. Undated. Location unknown.Anthony J. Vrailas
Corry 78kA Westland Lynx helicopter of the Royal Navy flies over the Greek destroyer HS Kriezis (DD-217, ex-USS Corry, DD-817) as the elements of Naval On-call Forces Mediterranean, on 1 November 1990. Task Force 432 participate in exercise Deterrent Force 2/90, a part of Operation Desert Shield. Photographed by PHAN Jay B. Manzano. Photo ID: # DNST9103754.Robert Hurst

USS CORRY DD-817 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Martin Adam Shellabarger    Feb 27 1946 - Jun 12 1947
CDR David Livingston Roscoe Jr.    Jun 12 1947 - Nov 15 1948 (Later RADM)
LCDR Charles Sylvester Quinn Jr.    Nov 15 1948 - May 11 1949
LT Owen Leo Duffy    May 11 1949 - May 13 1949
CDR David Livingston Roscoe Jr.    May 13 1949 - Jul 6 1949 (Later RADM)
CDR Robert Simon Mendelkorn    Jul 6 1949 - Jun 1 1951
CDR Milton Abraham Zimmerman    Jun 1 1951 - Jan 8 1954
CDR Frank Dolan Whalen    Jan 8 1954 - Nov 28 1955
CDR John Everett Greenbacker Jr.    Nov 28 1955 - Sep 15 1957
CDR Richard Galt Zimmermann    Sep 15 1957 - Oct 7 1958
CDR Charles William Ward    Oct 7 1958 - Dec 27 1960
CDR Harold Wade Killer    Dec 27 1960 - Jul 8 1962
CDR Archy Louis Lupia    Jul 8 1962 - Dec 2 1963
LT Virgil Chester Snyder    Dec 2 1963 - May 28 1964
LCDR Jarvis Norman Messer    May 28 1964 - Jul 1 1964
CDR John Edward Lowell    Jul 1 1964 - Oct 26 1965
CDR William Joseph Aicklen Jr.    Oct 26 1965 - Jan 6 1968
CDR Cornelius Stribling Snodgrass Jr.    Jan 6 1968 - Oct 7 1969
CDR Paul Patrick Connolly    Oct 7 1969 - Jun 3 1971
CDR Robert Emmett Clark Jr.    Jun 3 1971 - Oct 4 1972
LCDR Gerald John McCormick    Oct 4 1972 - Apr 13 1973
CDR Richard George Hollenbach    Apr 13 1973 - Jan 11 1974
CDR Anthony Paul Porcaro    Jan 11 1974 - Oct 11 1975
CDR Guy Andre Archambault    Oct 11 1975 - Aug 6 1977
CDR George Washington Crowninshield    Aug 6 1977 - Apr 12 1979
CDR Gary Bair    Apr 12 1979 - Feb 27 1981

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Wayne Owens
Address: 5552 Heatherhill Dr., Roanoke,VA 24019

Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Corry website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

Back To The Main Photo Index To The Destroyer Index Page

Comments and Suggestions about this page, E-mail DestroyerInfo
Problems and site related matters, E-mail Webmaster