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|102k||21 October 1942: San Francisco, Cal. - Photo of the christening of Edward C. Daly (DE 17) at Mare Island NSY. Mrs. John H, McQuilkin, center smashes bottle of champagne against bow while Mrs. Stanislaus Z. Natcher, Matron of Honor, far left, Capt W. E. Malloy, Planning Officer, second from the left and Capt A. D. Denny, Captain of the Yard, back to the camera look on. Mrs. McQuilkin is the wife of Lt. John H. McQuilkin, superintendent of destroyer escort program at the shipyard.||Darryl L. Baker|
|315k||21 October 1942: Vallejo, Cal. - Edward C. Daly (BDE 17) slides down the building way at Mare Island Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy Photo)|
|485k||26 February 1945: San Francisco Bay - A wartime ship portrait taken off the Mare Island Navy Yard. (Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection, U.S. National Archives) (This copy from the collection of Gordon R. Deits, Daly's last CO and Tom's Dad)||Thomas Deits
Jim Smith, in honor
of his father-in-law,
Bruce Gruneisen, USN
|62k||08 October 1945: the Pacific Ocean -
1st Lt. Deeson, USAAF, is rescued from his survival raft after the crash at sea of the B-29 he served in.
The photo with two life rafts is another rescue at sea on the same day of airmen from the PBY (call sign 32V 144).
(Photos from the personal collection of Gordon R. Deits, Daly's last CO and Tom's Dad)
|97k||January - March 1945: Shown during yard refit at Mare Island Navy Yard. Stern view, note new quad 40mm gun mount aft.||Robert Hurst|
|462k||26 February 1945: Vallejo, Cal. - Edward C. Daly (BDE 17) lays to off Mare Island Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy Photo)||Darryl L. Baker|
|111k||26 February 1945: Bow on view of Edward C. Daly off Mare Island. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 19 January until 03 March 1945. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-17-1433-45)|
|94k||26 February 1945: Stern view, note new quad 40mm gun mount aft. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-17-1428-45)|
|183k||March 1945: Mare Island NSY||Pieter Bakels
Wehl, The Netherlands
|---k||During a recent visit to an antique store I ran across three large sheets from an old scrap book. You know the type, large pieces of heavy black
paper with photos glued in place. Each photo was numbered and an accompanying legend provided details about each photo. After some research, I determined that the owner of the
original scrap book was Chester Stephen Morgan Jr. As an ensign in the U.S. Navy, he served aboard the USS Edward C. Daly (DE 17) during 1945 and 1946. My guess is that he took
most of the photos, although a few are of him. Mr Morgan died in 2013 and my guess is that the scrap book slipped out of the family's hands as part of an estate sale. The photos
are of interest because they include a number of group shots. Most poignant is the photo of a burial at sea. It appears to be the burial described in the ship's log you already
have posted on NavSource.
|Edward C. Daly Memorabilia
08/09 October 1945
|Edward C. Daley's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 03 Apr. 1943 - 17 Jun. 1943||Cmdr. George Ambrose Parkinson, USNR (ret. as Vadm.)|
|2.) 17 Jun. 1943 - 27 Nov. 1943||Lt. Alvin Paul Chester, USNR|
|3.) 27 Nov. 1943 - 12 Feb. 1945||Lcdr. Albert Philip Merrill, USNR|
|4.) 12 Feb. 1945 - 20 Dec. 1945||Lcdr. Gordon Robert Deits, USNR (Seattle, Wash.)|
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