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|47k||Thomas Joel Maloy was born on 26 September 1906 in Portland, Oreg. He enlisted in the Navy 30 September 1926. On 13 November, in action off Guadalcanal, Chief Watertender
Maloy's ship, USS Atlanta (CL 51),was torpedoed and went dead in the water. After ordering his crew to abandon number one fireroom, Maloy remained at his station struggling
to stem the rapid flooding of the area. Compelled to leave the compartment, he proceeded to the forward engineroom to investigate conditions there. He perished in this heroic attempt to
save the ship. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism during the Guadalcanal campaign.
USS Maloy (DE 791) (1943-1965) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(U.S. Navy photo #NH 48062, Courtesy of R. C. Maloy, Milwaukie, Oregon; from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|221k||18 August 1943: Orange, Tex. - The future USS Maloy is christened by her sponsor, Mrs. Thomas J. Maloy, widow of Chief Watertender Maloy.||S. Dale Hargrave|
Newport News, Va.
|206k||1947: Maloy crew portrait.
(Photo from the collection of RM2 Everett J. Jensen)
|Gary A. Jensen|
|220k||11 June 1951: Washington, D.C. - During a brief ceremony in his office today, Rear Admiral Thorvald A. Solberg, USN, Chief of the Office of Naval Research, presented a
painting of USS Maloy (DE 791) to Lieutenant Commander John H. Geyer, (left). USS Maloy, a destroyer escort, was the last ship the recipient commanded.
Lieutenant Commander Geyer completed thirty years of service in the U.S. Navy on this date.
(U.S. Navy photo #708268 from the National Museum of U.S. Navy, Washington, D.C.)
|397k||1952-07-21: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Maloy (EDE 791) underway.|
(U.S. Navy National Archives photo #USN 444082 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|87k||Heading in or out of New London, Conn. before she got her variable depth sonar in 1956.
(U.S. Navy photo)
(Note: The description "before she got her VDS" is incorrect. The first VDS was lowered over the port side on a winch with railings on the hull. If you note the small wake about midships, it is being generated by the railing on the hull. The transducer was raised and then tilted over to rest against the boat deck so that you walked under it on the port side. We were never able to develop a chain to keep the transducer beneath the ship so we couldn't get true bearings and distance. Computers solved that problem so they put it on the fantail. From: Bob Brown, a Maloy radarman, May 1951 - December 1953 )
|26k||1961: Maloy shown coming out past the Underwater Sound Lab at Groton, Conn.||Jim Jackson|
|47k||22 May 1963
(U.S. Navy photo)
|View the USS Maloy (DE 791) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Maloy as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Maloy's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 13 Dec. 1943 – 24 Dec. 1944||Lt. / Lcdr. Frederic David Kellogg, USNR (Comm. CO) (Richmond, Cal.)|
|2.) 24 Dec. 1944 – 14 Jan. 1945||Cmdr. Thomas Stevenson Cameron, USN (USNA ‘24) (Landers, Wyo.)|
|3.) 14 Jan. 1945 – 15 Aug. 1945||Lcdr. Frederic David Kellogg, USNR (Richmond, Cal.)|
|4.) 15 Aug. 1945 - .. Feb. 1946||Lcdr. James Allan (Jungle Jim) Eastwood, USNR (Lewiston, Id.)|
|5.) .. Feb. 1946 - .. .... 1946||Lcdr. Louie Woodrow Barnard, USN (West Point, Ill.)|
|6.) .. .... 1946 - .. .... 1948||Lcdr. John Henry Geyer, USN|
|8.) .. .... 1950 – .. .... 1952||Lcdr. Harry Carl Allendorfer Jr., USN (USNA ‘42) (Johnstown, Pa.)|
|10.) .. .... 1955 – .. .... 1957||Lcdr. John Newell Cummings, USN|
|11.) .. .... 1957 – .. .... 1958||Lcdr. Paul Roth, USN|
|12.) .. .... 1958 – .. .... 1959||Lt. Whitehead, USN|
|13.) .. .... 1959 – .. .... 1961||Lcdr. Douglas Charles Pearson, USN|
|14.) .. .... 1961 – .. .... 1962||Lcdr. Earle Walter Sapp, USN (Washington, D.C.)|
|15.) .. .... 1962 – 01 May 1964||Lcdr. David MacLeod Greathouse, USN (USNA ‘51) (Fort Worth, Tex.)|
|16.) 01 May 1964 - 28 May 1965||Lcdr. James Edwin Fernandes, USN (Fall River, Mass.)|
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