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|17k||Reginald Marbury Raymond was born in Sewanee, Tenn. on 20 May 1912 and commissioned ensign 1 June 1933. Serving in a number of billets, he rose to the rank of lieutenant commander. On 28 April 1943, he was on patrol aboard the submarine USS Scorpion (SS 278) for a familiarization period when she received orders home. En route on 29 April, she sighted and engaged a 100-ton patrol vessel, which she left burning to the waterline. On the morning of 30 April, she stalked, fired on, and finally torpedoed and sank a 600-ton patrol ship. During the hour and three-quarters fight, however, Scorpion received her first casualty. Lcdr. Raymond, on board as prospective commanding officer, was hit and killed by gunfire. For his participation and heroism in the gun battle he was awarded the Silver Star.
USS Raymond (DE 341) (1944-1960) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(US Navy photo from the web site On Eternal Patrol)
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|398k||June 1950: San Diego, Cal. - A photo of the San Diego Mothball Fleet shows the USS Nicholas, (DDE 449), USS O'Bannon (DDE 450), USS Walker (DDE 517) and USS Sproston (DDE 577), returned to mothballs after being converted to the DDE ASW configuration. All four of these DDE's were armed with of 2-5"/38cal, 5 Torpedo Tubes, Mk-15 ASW Projector, and provisions for 4x2-20mm guns. Also, seen is the USS Killen (DD 593) and several DE's, including USS Raymond (DE 341), USS Dennis (DD 405), and an APD. (Cropped from USN Photo #80-G-428265 from the NARA photo files.)||Rick E. Davis|
|25k||undated postwar image||John Hummel|
|192k||undated postwar image (original photo replaced by higher resolution copy)||Robert Hurst / David Buell|
|214k||Summer 1953: Copenhagen, Denmark - Four destroyer escorts make a Scandinavian port visit during a North Atlantic Midshipman Cruise. From left to right: USS Raymond (DE 341), USS Melvin R. Nawman (DE 416), and USS Chester T. O'Brien (DE 421), with a fourth unidentified DE aft. This photo is part of the CT-DESA exhibit which is displayed at our CT-DESA chapter events. (Photo from the Nick Palermo Collection)||John N. Adriani|
|62k||circa 1956 (Official U.S. Navy Photo; From "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1958 - 59")||Robert Hurst|
|75k||1959: South Boston Naval Annex Raymond berthed at the Boston NSY (Photo © Richard Leonhardt)||Richard Leonhardt|
|287k||Winter 1972 - Spring 1973: Philadelphia, Pa. - A closer view of the Inactive Ship Basin taken from the corner of Intrepid Ave. and S. 16th St. Again we see Oswald (DE 767), Melvin R. Nawman (DE 416), Tabberer (DE 418), and Coffman. In this view we also see an unidentified decommissioned AGSS and Raymond (DE 341).||Jim Cunliffe|
|269k||Winter 1972 - Spring 1973: Philadelphia, Pa. - A closeup view of the starboard side of Raymond's bridge.|
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