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|49k||Arthur Cleon Manlove was born to Thomas A. and Emma Manlove, of Tipton, Indiana on 19 March 1901. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 28 August 1923. After moving up
the enlisted ranks for thirteen years he was appointed a warrant officer (electrician) aboard USS Augusta (CA 31) on 04 December 1936. He later served in USS
Colorado (BB 45) before being transferred on 03 November 1941 to duty aboard USS Arizona (BB 39).
Returning from exercises off the Hawaiian coast on 05 December 1941, Arizona moored at Ford Island, T.H. The following morning, the repair ship Vestal (AR 1) tied up alongside Arizona for scheduled tender repairs. Just before 0800, on 07 December 1941, aircraft from a Japanese fleet carrier group executed a devastating attack against the U.S. Pacific Fleet and naval and military bases in their proximity. During the attack, Arizona took two direct bomb hits, one of which penetrated the deck and exploded in the black powder magazine which, in turn, set off adjacent magazines. The forward part of the ship experienced a devastating explosion that spawned fires so fierce that they burned for nearly two days afterwards. Warrant Officer Manlove, Adm. Isaac C. Kidd (Commander Battleship Division 1), Capt. Franklin van Valkenburgh (Arizonaís Commanding Officer) and 1,177 officers and men lost their lives during the attack. Electrician Arthur Cleon Manlove lies buried with his shipmates at Honolulu Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii; the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial.
For his sacrifice, he was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, and the WWII Victory Medal. On 08 February 1942, two months after WO Manlove's loss, his wife gave birth to their third son who she named Arthur Cleon Manlove Jr.
USS Manlove (DE 36) (1943-1945) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 77033 courtesy of Mr. Roland Manlove, 1973, from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|117k||24 February 1943: The keel of USS Manlove (DE 36) is laid at Mare Island. I believe the officer of the left is Radm Friedell but not 100%
on that fact.
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-1382-43)
PNCM, USNR (ret.)
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
|172k||02 July 1943: Bow view of Manlove on the building ways at Mare Island.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-4815-43)
|173k||02 July 1943: Stern view of Manlove on the building ways at Mare Island. USS Fair (DE 35) is to the left.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-4814-43)
|104k||28 July 1943: The distinguished guests at the launching of USS Manlove (DE 36) at Mare Island. Left to right: Chief Pharmacist H. Mayfield,
Mrs. R. L. McClaren. Radm W. L. Friedell (Shipyard Commandant), Mrs. Authur C. Manlove (Sponsor), Mrs. Dorothy Mayfield (Matron of Honor), Capt. F. G. Crisp.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-5424-43)
|84k||28 July 1943: Mrs. Authur C. Manlove (Sponsor), left, and Mrs. Dorothy Mayfield (Matron of Honor) are shown in front of the bow of USS Manlove
at Mare Island prior to her launching.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-5426-43)
|90k||28 July 1943: Mrs. Authur C. Manlove (Sponsor) christens the USS Manlove (DE 36) at Mare Island Navy Yard. Left to right: Mrs. Dorothy Mayfield (Matron of Honor),
Capt. F. G. Crisp, Mrs. Authur C. Manlove (Sponsor), and Radm W. L. Friedell (Shipyard Commandant).|
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-5433-43)
|186k||28 July 1943: Vallejo, Cal. - Manlove (DE 36) being launched at the Mare Island Navy Yard.
(U.S. Navy Photograph #80-G-81128, now in the collections of the National Archives)
England, United Kingdom
|63k||28 July 1943: Manlove is seen being pushed to her outfitting dock immediately after her launching.
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-5421-43)
PNCM, USNR (ret.)
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
|101k||September 1943: Manlove at Hunters Point for additional outfitting.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-5021-43)
|186k||September 1945: Bremerton, Wash. - Manlove (DE 36) lies to off the Puget Sound Navy Yard.
(U.S. Navy Photograph No. unknown)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|View the USS Manlove (DE 36) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.|
|Manlove's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 08 Nov. 1943 - 01 Apr. 1944||Lcdr. John Paul Ingle, Jr., USNR (Comm.)|
|2.) 01 Apr. 1944 - 12 Jun. 1945||Lcdr. Edwin Peter Foster, Jr., USNR|
|3.) 12 Jun. 1945 - 16 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. John Robert McKee, USNR (Decomm.)|
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