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USS Foreman (DE 633)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - T - K - M
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 5 stars - WWII Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon


Specifications:
Class: Buckley
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 198
Foreman (DE 633) Building and Operational Data:
  • 9 March 1943: Keel laid at the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard Corp., San Francisco, Cal.
  • 1 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Miss Nadine Foreman, sister of Ensign Foreman
  • 22 October 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr C. A. Manston, USNR, in command
  • 28 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 16 November 1945: Stricken from the NVR
  • 1966: Sold, scrapped
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    Foreman 8k Andrew Lee Foreman, born 25 September 1920 at Berkeley, Calif., was commissioned ensign in the Naval Reserve 13 May 1942 following his graduation from the University of California at Berkeley. Serving as assistant to the Damage Control Officer in New Orleans (CA 32) when his ship was torpedoed during the Battle of Tassafaronga 30 November 1942, Ensign Foreman remained at his station to help in saving his ship until asphyxiated by gas generated by the explosion. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic self-sacrifice.

    Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Andrew L. Foreman, Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving on board the Heavy Cruiser USS New Orleans (CA 32), in action after the torpedoing of his ship in enemy-controlled waters during the Battle of Tassafaronga on the night of 30 November 1942. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Navy of the United States.

    USS Foreman (DE 633) (1943-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.

    (Image from the University of California Berkeley "Blue and Gold Yearbook, Class of 1942".)
    Bill Gonyo
    Foreman 204k 13 November 1943: Taken during Foreman's shakedown cruise (U.S. Navy Photo #19-N-200662) Nick Tiberio

    View the USS Foreman (DE 633) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

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