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|84k||Jackson Keith Loy, born 29 April 1922 in Effingham, III., enlisted in the Navy on 04 September 1940 and served in USS San Francisco (CA 38) from
06 December 1940 until killed in action 12 November 1942 when enemy aircraft attacked his ship off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal. Gunner’s Mate Third Class Loy, manning an after 20mm. mount,
fired at an attacker until killed by the crashing plane. His inspiring courage, cool determination, and utter disregard for his own safety were recognized with the posthumous award of
the Navy Cross.
USS Loy (DE 160) (1943-1947) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo from the USS Loy Commissioning Pamphlet.)
|46k||DE's Laning and Loy under construction||Joe Radigan|
Navsource Archive Manager
Patrol & Mine Warfare Sections
|209k||10 March 1944: USS Loy off the New York Navy Yard. She departed the Yard at 0835 and anchored in Grave's End Bay until 1720 when she left for Casco Bay, Maine.
(U.S. Navy Photo #F644C5838)
|392k||09 April 1944: USS Loy (DE 160) underway in the North Atlantic, as seen from USS Core (CVE 13).
(U.S. National Archives photo, Catalog #80-G-269006 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|43k||undated: The ship was commissioned in September 1943 and converted to an APD in November 1944. A Buckley class DE, the forward boiler trunking is visible leading to
the stack. This forward (and aft) trunking identifies her as a steam driven turbine ship.
(National Archives Photo)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|View the USS Loy (DE 160 / APD 56) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Loy's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 12 Sep. 1943 - 31 Jan. 1944||Lcdr. James Voight Bewick, USN (Comm. CO) (Annapolis, Md.)|
|2.) 01 Feb. 1944 - 13 Jul. 1945||Lcdr. Robert William Pond, Jr., USNR (Boston, Mass.)|
|3.) 13 Jul. 1945 - 31 Dec. 1945||Lcdr. Lamont Stewart Bryan, USNR (Richmond, Va.)|
|4.) 01 Aug. 1946 - 01 Oct. 1946||Lcdr. D‘Arcy Virginius Shouldice, USNR (prior enl.) (Alexandria, Va.)|
|5.) 01 Nov. 1946 - 01 Feb. 1947||Lt. James Raymond Morrow|
|6.) 01 Feb. 1947 - 21 Feb. 1947||Lt.(jg) William Theodore Anderson (Decomm. CO)|
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