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|63k||Roger Noon Currier was born in Portland, Oregon on 20 April 1913. Appointed midshipman in 1933, he graduated from the Naval Academy on 3 June 1937. After serving in USS
Salt Lake City (CA 25), he was assigned to the staff of Admiral Norman Scott as Communications Officer on 20 October 1942. While embarked in USS Atlanta (CL 51)
on this duty, he was killed during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on the night of 13 November 1942. Lieutenant Currier shared posthumously in the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to
Atlanta; the Bronze Star; and also received a Purple Heart.
USS Currier (DE 700) (1944-1960) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo Courtesy of the United States Naval Academy)
|276k||26 March 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - Currier, at sea almost two months after her commissioning. She was photographed near her builder, the Boston Navy Yard.
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-700 19-LCM from the National Archives and Records Administration, courtesy of Chris Wright)
|121k||undated wartime image||-|
|104k||25 August 1947: San Francisco, Cal. - Stern view of USS Currier (DE 700) at the South end of Mare Island.
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-700-1575-47)
PNCM, USNR (ret.)
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
|65k||25 August 1947: San Francisco, Cal. - Broadside view of Currier at the South end of Mare Island. She was in overhaul at the yard from 24 June to 08 September 1947.|
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-700-1577-47)
|97k||25 August 1947: San Francisco, Cal. - Bow on view of Currier at the South end of Mare Island.|
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-700-1579-47)
|107k||circa 1950: USS Currier underway showing post-war conversion to 5"/38 cal. mountings. Note the entirely new bridge structure, extended aft to
funnel, plus a new round tub in the former torpedo tube position. Hedgehog is in No.2 position, displacing the forward 20 mm Oerlikons, but the after 20 mm Oerlikon guns have been retained,
with two extra quad 40 mm Bofors mounting.
England, United Kingdom
|103k||Summer 1951: San Diego, Cal. - a young, sleek Roy Thomas stands in front of USS Currier (DE 700), moored at San Diego Fleet Sonar School's "Long Dock."||Roy Thomas|
|41k||Summer 1951: San Diego, Cal. - Roy Thomas is "sittin' on the dock of the bay" in front of Currier and USS LeRay Wilson (DE 414). Both ships often served as the sonar school's "school ship."|
|35k||25 May 1953: Currier underway
(Photo © Atlantic Fleet Sales)
Atlantic Fleet Sales
|124k||date / location unknown
(Photo © W.H. Allen)
|34k||circa 1959 - 1960: USS Lewis (DE 535), Currier, USS Evans (DE 1023), and USS Wiseman (DE 667)||-|
|209k||circa 1959: an unknown port - USS Currier (DE 700) entering or leaving an unknown harbour.
(U.S. Navy Photo scanned at the U.S. National Archives, San Bruno Branch, March 2008)
England, United Kingdom
|215k||circa 1959: Currier is shown passing Point Loma outbound from San Diego. This appears to be a ship portrait from Marine Photos of San Diego, Cal.||Navsource|
|View the USS Currier (DE 700) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Currier's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 01 Feb. 1944 - 01 Jun. 1944||Cmdr. Alfred L. Lind, USNR (Detroit Lakes, Minn.)|
|2.) 01 Jun. 1944 – 10 May 1945||Lcdr. / Cmdr. Robert McAfee, USNR (USNA ‘33) (New Rochelle, N.Y.)|
|3.) 10 May 1945 - .. Oct. 1945||Lcdr. Russell J. Garnaus, USNR|
|4.) .. Oct. 1945 - .. Feb. 1946||Lcdr. Walter Tupitza, USNR (Chicago, Ill.)|
|5.) .. Feb. 1946 - .. Mar. 1946||Lcdr. Albert D. Jordan, USNR|
|6.) .. Mar. 1946 - .. Nov. 1946||Lcdr. Robert Kepler Slaymaker Jr., USN|
|7.) .. Nov. 1946 - .. Jul. 1947||Lcdr. Charles Edward Dunston, USN (Los Angeles, Cal.)|
|8.) .. Jul. 1947 - .. Mar. 1949||Lcdr. Benjamin Hill Stough Jr., USN|
|9.) .. Mar. 1949 - .. Mar. 1950||Lcdr. Gordon Ansell Harrison, USN|
|10.) .. Mar. 1950 – 21 Nov. 1951||Lcdr. Scott Lothrop, USN (USNA ‘40) (Springfield, Mass.)|
|11.) 21 Nov. 1951 - .. Aug. 1953||Lcdr. David Fowler Loomis (Aurora, Ill.)|
|12.) .. Aug. 1953 – 10 Jun. 1955||Lcdr. James Davis Oliver Jr., USN (USNA ‘43) (Birmingham, Ala.)|
|13.) 10 Jun. 1955 - .. Jul. 1956||Lcdr. William Robert Monroe Jr., USN|
|14.) .. Jul. 1956 - .. Oct. 1957||Lcdr. Joe E. Chambliss, USN (Norfolk, Va.)|
|15.) .. Oct. 1957 - .. Dec. 1958||Lcdr. Nelson Wendel Sanders, USN (Protection, Kan.)|
|16.) .. Dec. 1958 - .. Nov. 1959||Lcdr. Patrick Francis Hussey, USN (Brooklyn, N.Y.)|
|17.) .. Nov. 1959 – 04 Apr. 1960||Lcdr. John Michael Ferrante, USN (Centerville, Cal.)|
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