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|67k||Ens. Howard Deel Merrill, born 16 December 1917 at Provo, Utah, was appointed midshipman at the Naval Academy 25 June 1936. Commissioned ensign 06 June 1940,
he reported for duty in USS Arizona on 02 July. He was declared dead as of 07 December 1941, as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.|
USS Merrill (DE 392) (1943-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
|Richard L. Lemoine|
|43k||The ship's sponsor Miss Dorothy E. Merrill, Ens. Merrill's sister, and other family members at the ship's christening.|
|44k||Lcdr. Irvin J. Stephens USCG, Merrill's first Commanding Officer.|
|43k||Merrill was crewed entirely by Coast Guardsmen. Richard's uncle, Lt. Cmdr. Sidney K. Broussard, USCG, survived the sinking of Hamilton, and was a plank owner, the 1st Executive Officer, and Merrill's 2nd Commanding Officer.|
|44k||pen and ink drawing of Merrill|
|71k||undated wartime image||Jerry Church|
|44k||undated wartime image||Richard L. Lemoine|
|89k||crewmembers standing on the fantail|
|56k||above, crewmembers having a beer, 1944|
below, having a beer 40 years later, 1984
|195k||September 1960: Green Cove Springs, Fla. - USS Daniel (DE 335) and USS Merrill mothballed in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet during the Cold War era.||John Chiquoine|
West Chester, Pa.
Booklet 02 March 1973
Tim Rizzuto and
|View the USS Merrill (DE 392) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Merrill's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|01.) 27 Nov. 1943 - 24 Feb. 1945||Lcdr. Irvin Junior Stephens, USCG ('32) (ret. as Radm., USCG)|
|02.) 24 Feb. 1945 - 07 Jul. 1945||Lcdr. Sidney K. Broussard, USCG|
|03.) 07 Jul. 1945 -||P. G. Prins, USCG|
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