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|36k||Samuel David Dealey was born on 13 September 1906 in Dallas, Tex. and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1930. He served in USS Nevada (BB 36)
before training for submarine duty. At the outbreak of WWII he was in command of S-20, and assumed command of the new USS Harder (SS 257) upon her commissioning in December of 1942. Commander Dealey guided his submarine deep into enemy waters, wreaking destruction on Japanese shipping. He won four Navy Crosses, the Silver Star, and shared in the Presidential Unit Citation awarded Harder for heroism in combat. On his fifth war patrol, for which he received the Medal of Honor, Commander Dealey pressed home a series of bold and daring attacks. Harder sank five Japanese destroyers, most with very close range "down the throat shots." On 24 August 1944, while on her sixth patrol, Harder was lost with all hands off the island of Luzon during a depth charge attack.
USS Dealey (DE 1006) (1954-1972) was the first ship named in Commander Dealey’s honor. (Photo from Home of Heroes Website)
|131k||circa 1954 - 1955: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Dealey (DE 1006) off in the distance preparing to come alongside USS Canisteo (AO 99) to fuel.
Dealey was operating in the North Atlantic with USS Taylor (DD 466), USS Robert A. Owens (DDE 827), Canisteo (AO 99), an unidentied
radar picket ship and an unidentified aircraft carrier. They were conducting testing the use of blimps on the Distant Early Warning System, also known as the DEW Line.
(Photos taken by Janna's Dad, Lt.(jg) George V. Vuscavage from Atlanta, Ga., who was stationed at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey at the time.)
Little Hocking, Oh.
former MR2, USN, 1985-1992
|183k||circa 1954 - 1955: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Dealey (DE 1006) pulling alongside the starboard side of USS Canisteo (AO 99) to fuel.|
|76k||An undated postcard view of Dealey. (Postcard © Arnold Art Store, Newport, R.I.; shown at 150% of
Caption reads: A unit of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet home ported at Newport, R.I. on Narragansett Bay. (Official U.S. Navy photograph)
|192k||28 May 1954: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Dealey (DE 1006) is shown on her trials. She was unique in mounting the British Squid ahead-throwing ASW mortar, one of which is visible just forward of her bridge.||Bob Hurst|
England, United Kingdom
|55k||date / location unknown||Richard A. Roy|
|101k||circa 1954-55: Taken from the deck of USS Greenwood (DE 679) as fueling lines are about to be passed.||John Lorence|
|117k||date / location unknown
(Photo © Paul B. Lowney)
|40k||circa 1955||Bob Hurst|
England, United Kingdom
|203k||undated: Two views of Dealey, one underway and the other at anchor. Both pictures were taken after the FRAM program of the early 1960's. Dealey received a very austere upgrade compared to most of her sister ships.||Mike Smolinski|
|284k||Undated starboard bow aerial view of the escort ship Dealey underway.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #K-45006 from the United States National Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|271k||A 1965 rendering by artist Frank V. Colson of Dealey underway off Newport, R.I.||Mike Smolinski|
|302k||1970: USS Dealey at sea off the coast of Newport, R.I.|
|190k||25 July 1970: Newport, R.I. - USS Cascade (AD 16), with Dealey,
USS Joseph K. Taussig (DE 1030), and USS
McCloy (DE 1038) alongside, tied up at Naval Station Newport.
(Photo © Richard Leonhardt)
|202k||undated: Newport, R.I. - Postcard view of Pier 1. USS Julius A. Furer (DEG 6)
and USS Voge (DE 1047) are alongside USS
Yosemite (AD 19). Dealey, USS Cromwell (DE 1014), and
USS Compton (DD 705) are behind them nested alongside another tender, probably USS
Cascade (AD 16).
(Photo © The John Twomey Distributing Co., Newport, R.I.)
|142k||early 1970's: Newport, R.I. - USS Warrington (DD 843), USS Hugh Purvis (DD 709), and Dealey tied up at Naval Station Newport.||Vince Venincasa|
|76k||ROU 18 De Julio (DE-3) (ex-USS Dealey) soon after her transfer to Uruguay.||Orlando Gallardo Jr.|
|67k||Color photo of 18 De Julio soon after her transfer to Uruguay.|
|82k||01 June 1984: A gunner examines the sights on his 3-inch gun aboard the Uruguayan frigate 18 De Julio during Operation UNITAS XXV.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-85-08257 by JOCS Kirby Harrison from the Defense Visual Information Center)
|92k||01 June 1984: The forward section of 18 De Julio as the ship operates near Montevideo, Uruguay, during Operation UNITAS XXV.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-85-08296 by JOCS Kirby Harrison from the DVIC)
|263k||2009: Montevideo, Uruguay - The remains of ROU 18 De Julio (DE-3), formerly USS Dealey (DE 1006). The ship's
mast and antennas are located at the entrance to the Naval Base next to the Montivideo Naval Museum.
(Photos provided by Carlos Tartar)
Orlando Gallardo, Jr.
|View the USS Dealey (DE 1006) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Dealey's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 03 Mar. 1954 - 1955||Lcdr. Robert Hamilton Rossell (USNA '43) (St. Louis, Mo.)|
|2.) 1955 - 1957||Lcdr. Ralph Albert Hilson (USNA '45) (Canton, Oh.)|
|3.) 1957 - May 1960||Lcdr. Albert W. Vittek (prior enl.) (Baltimore, Md.)|
|4.) May 1960 - Jul. 1961||Lcdr. Donald Robert Jex (USNA '47) (Port Huron, Mich.)|
|5.) Jul. 1961 - Jun. 1963||Lcdr. George Bjorn Lindgren (ROTC) (Gothenburg, Sweden)|
|6.) Jun. 1963 - Jun. 1964||Lcdr. Louis Rhea Lester Jr. (Norfolk, Va.)|
|7.) Jul. 1964 - 1966||Lcdr. David Newton Denton (prior enl.) (Jefferson City, Tenn.)|
|8.) 1966 - 1968||Lcdr. James Robert Talbot Jr.|
|9.) 1968 - 1970||Lcdr. Peter Clauson Peterson Jr. (USNA '56) (Netherwood, N.J.)|
|10.) 1970 - 1971||Lcdr. Harry Kenneth Fiske (ret. as Radm.)|
|11.) 1971 - 28 Jul. 1972||Lcdr. Silas Oscar (Sy) Nunn III (USNA '59) (Warrenton, N.C.)|
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