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|63k||Oscar Verner Peterson was born on 27 August 1899 in Prentis, Wisconsin and enlisted in the Navy in December 1920. He saw extensive sea service during the following two
decades. In April 1941, he joined the crew of USS Neosho. On 07 May 1942, during the Battle of Coral Sea, after Neosho was heavily damaged by Japanese bombers,
Chief Water Tender Peterson received severe burns while endeavoring to save his ship. He died of these injuries on 13 May 1942. Oscar V. Peterson was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor
for his heroism on that occasion.
USS Peterson (DE 152) (1943-1965) was the first ship named in his honor.
(U.S. Navy photo #80-G44115 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
DE / FF / LCS Archive
|57k||"U.S. Coast Guard manned destroyer escort USS Peterson (DE 152) in wartime camouflage on Atlantic Ocean - Mediterranean escort convoy duty."; no date/photo number; photo by "Krebs #11." An Edsall class DE, Peterson was a member of Escort Division 22 and helped sink U-550 on 15 April 1944, with depth charges and gunfire.||Mike Green|
Port Angeles, Wash.
|73k||07 July 1944: Off New York City - Photographed from a NAS New York aircraft, flying at an altitude of 300 feet.
(Naval History and Heritage Command photo #NH 96839)
|66k||date / location unknown||DESA Archives|
|168k||date / location unknown||David Buell|
|96k||22 September 1953: At sea, following anti-submarine warfare modernization.
(Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Image #80-G-628506)
|71k||circa 1954||Bob Hurst|
England, United Kingdom
|71k||23 March 1960: In a Southern Pacific port, during her tour of "Operation Deepfreeze" support duty.||-|
|257k||October 1962: USS Peterson (DE 152) docked at Key West, Florida, at sunrise.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 85872-KN courtesy of Lieutenant John Farris, USNR, 1977: from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|184k||undated: off Key West, Fla. - USS Peterson at sea off Key West.
(Photo #MM00000982 courtesy of the Florida Keys Public Libraries)
England, United Kingdom
|156k||September 1960: Green Cove Springs, Fla. - USS Peterson and USS Osterhaus, laid up in reserve at the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Naval Station, Green Cove Springs.||John Chiquoine|
West Chester, Pa.
|74k||11 June 1974: the Dep't of Defense Bid List for the scrapping of DE's 145 and 152 (Huse and Peterson).||Ed Zajkowski|
|View the USS Peterson (DE 152) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Peterson's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 29 Sep. 1943 – 14 Apr. 1944||Lcdr. Richard Foster Rea, USCG (Comm. CO) (USCGA ‘33) (Hartford, Conn.)|
|2.) 14 Apr. 1944 – 01 May 1946||Lcdr. Sidney M. Hay, USCG (Salem, Mass.)|
|3.) 02 May 1952 – 15 Jan. 1954||Lcdr. Kay Sanford Irwin, USN (Recomm. CO) (also CO: DD-875)|
|4.) 15 Jan. 1954 – 10 Mar. 1956||Cmdr. Elmer Lee Fox, USN (USNA ‘43) (Sacramento, Cal.)|
|5.) 10 Mar. 1956 – 23 Sep. 1957||Lcdr. Robert Francis Kenney, USN|
|6.) 23 Sep. 1957 – 24 Jul. 1959||Lcdr. Mark George Tremaine, USN (USNA ‘45) (Wellsville, N. Y.)|
|7.) 24 Jul. 1959 – 15 Jul. 1960||Lcdr. Clifford Eugene Hunter (USNA ‘45) (Taylorville, Ill.)|
|8.) 15 Jul. 1960 – 04 Oct. 1962||Lcdr. Fletcher Horace Shaw, USN (Green Hill, Ala.)|
|9.) 04 Oct. 1962 – 03 Aug. 1964||Lcdr. Frank Parker Wells, USN|
|10.) 03 Aug. 1964 – 18 Jun. 1965||Lcdr. Samuel Oather Jones Jr., USN (Decomm. CO) (USNA '51) (Clinton, Ark.)|
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