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|143k||Henry Hartley was born on 8 May 1884 in Bladensburg, Md. and enlisted in the Navy 1 February 1901. He came up through the ranks and was commissioned
lieutenant 03 August 1920. A specialist in salvage work, Hartley was instrumental in salvaging the sunken submarines S-51 and S-4, for which he received
the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal. After establishing the Deep Sea Diving School at Washington, D.C., in 1928 and serving as its commander, Hartley continued his
pioneer research in techniques of salvage work. As technical aid to Rear Admiral Cyrus Cole, he helped supervise the dramatic rescue and salvage work on the sunken submarine
Squalus in 1939. During World War II, Hartley served first in the Mediterranean, where his transport Susan B. Anthony participated in the invasion of Sicily,
and then shifted to the Pacific. As commander of USS Chester, flagship of Service Squadron 10, Hartley participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, a major turning point of the
war, and then engaged in bombardment and salvage work at Wake Island, Marcus Island, Iwo Jima, Haha Jima, and Okinawa. After commanding ServRon 10 for a year with the rank of Commodore,
Hartley returned to Washington in March 1946 for special duty. After 46 years of service to his country, he retired with the rank of Rear Admiral on 01 May 1947. Admiral Hartley died at
Bethesda, Md., 06 March 1953.
USS Hartley (DE 1029) (1957 - 1972) was the first ship named in his honor.
(Gen. Pershing & Capt. H. Hartley, Photo Digital ID: ggbain 37119 Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
|70k||An undated postcard view of Hartley. (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)
|256k||01 August 1957: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - USS Hartley (DE 1029) underway in the harbor.|
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 107508 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|43k||1961: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - Picture was taken by the late Tommy J. Whipple, GM3, from on board USS Corry (DDR 817).||David Whipple|
|77k||September 1963: Boston Harbor
(Photo © Richard Leonhardt)
|198k||circa 1964: Port bow view of the USS Hartley (DE1029) at sea at an unknown location. Forward twin 3"/50 mount and ASW rocket launcher
are easily seen in this photo.
(U.S. Navy Photo, from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1967-68)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|122k||date / location unknown
(from The Hartley Family web site)
|104k||as ARC Boyaca (D-16), Colombian Navy||Luis B. Castro|
LT(r), Colombian Navy
|192k||November - December 1976: Cartagena, Colombia - Boyaca (ex-USS Hartley DE 1029) and ARC Santander DD-03
(ex-USS Waldron DD 699) and DD-02 ARC Caldas alongside USS Vulcan (AR 5) with some patrol boats from the Colombian Customs Patrol.|
(date & location supplied by Robert "Morty" Morawitz, former MR3, in Vulcan's upper machine shop 31A at the time.)
|45k||undated: ARC Boyaca|
|82k||01 June 1979: A port beam view of the Colombian frigate Boyaca (DE-16) (ex-USS Hartley DE1029), during exercise Unitas XX.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-82-09595 by Lcdr. A. Lopez from the Defense Visual Information Center)
|Orlando Gallardo, Jr.|
|64k||After ending her career as a station ship Boyaca was stricken in 1994. According to the Newport Dealeys web site, Boyaca was disassembled for transport to Guatape, Colombia, where she was to become a museum. The estimated $4.5 million cost of reassembly and restoration has left the project in limbo.||Luis B. Castro|
|View the USS Hartley (DE 1029) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Hartley's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 26 Jun. 1957 - 1958||Lcdr. Charles Newton Crandall Jr.|
|2.) 1958 - 1960||Lcdr. Richard Griffiss Alexander (USNA '45) (Jamestown, R.I.)|
|3.) 1960 - 1961||Lcdr. Raymond Anthony Komorowski|
|4.) 1961 - 10 Oct. 1962||Lcdr. Joe Douglas Faull (Oklahoma City, Okla.)|
|5.) 10 Oct. 1962 - 1963||Lcdr. Warren Clement Hamm Jr. (St. Albans, Vt.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|6.) 1963 - 1964||Lcdr. David Edward Oaksmith Jr. (Bergen County, N.J.)|
|7.) 1964 - 1966||Lcdr. Reo A. Beaulieu|
|8.) 1966 - 06 Jun. 1967||Lcdr. Richard Clayton Berry (Portland, Me.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|9.) 06 Jun. 1967 - 10 Mar. 1969||Lcdr. Thomas Rogers Merrill Emery (USNA '55) (Boston, Mass.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|10.) 10 Mar. 1969 - 03 Aug. 1970||Lcdr. Tyler (Toby) Field II|
|11.) 03 Aug. 1970 - 1971||Lcdr. Richard W. Herig|
|12.) 1971 - 08 Jul. 1972||Lcdr. Jerry Lynn Harken (USNA '63) (Waterloo, Ia.)|
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