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|58k||Herold Aloysius Harveson was born 07 August 1913 at Lake Charles, La., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy on 03 June 1937. After serving in
Louisville and on the staff of the Pacific Fleet Scouting Force, Lt. (j.g.) Harveson was assigned to Utah 19 August 1941. Operating out of Pearl Harbor,
the aged ex-battleship, converted to a target ship, served the fleet as the major antiaircraft training ship, as well as a key to developing carrier air-to-ship attack
tactics. During the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor 07 December 1941, the Japanese launched two aerial torpedoes at the USS Utah (AG16). Both torpedoes struck
the port side of the Utah. She had overturned and sunk by 0812. Like so many of her crew, Lt. Harveson gave his life in the opening moments of the war and was awarded
the Navy Cross; Purple Heart; American Defense Service Medal; and World War II Victory Medal posthumously. By an Act of Congress Harveson was promoted one grade following his demise.
USS Harveson (DE 316) (1943-1960) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Left: Photo from the U.S. Naval Academy Yearbook; The Lucky Bag, Class of 1937.) (Right: U.S. Navy Photo Courtesy of the USS Utah Association thanks to William Hughes)
|267k||10 July 1944: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - Three port side views of Harveson taken
in Lower New York Harbor. From 27 June till 06 July
Harveson was at the New York Navy Yard Annex in Bayonne, N.J. for crew rest, repairs, and alterations. After conducting overnight exercises in Block Island Sound, she returned to
the 35th Street Pier in Brooklyn (the present day South Brooklyn Marine Terminal) on the 8th to load stores. On 10 July she departed New York as a unit of Escort Division 22 to escort
Convoy CU 31 to Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
(U.S. Navy photo #NH 91561 from the Naval History and Heritage Command; courtesy of Mike Smolinski)
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-316 19-N-72449 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-316 19-N-72450 from the National Archives and Records Administration, courtesy of Chris Wright)
|106k||19 June 1950: San Francisco, Cal. - Forward plan view of USS Harveson (DE 316) at Mare Island on the day she started conversion to DER. She
completed her conversion on 01 March 1951.
(US Navy photo #DE-316 6409-6-50)
PNCM, USNR (ret.)
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
|159k||19 June 1950: San Francisco, Cal. - Aft plan view of Harveson at Mare Island on the day she started conversion to DER. She completed her
conversion on 01 March 1951.|
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-316 6412-6-50)
|109k||12 February 1951: San Francisco, Cal. - Senior officers at the commissioning ceremonies of USS Harveson (DER 316) at Mare Island. Mare Island's
commander Capt. B. E. Manseau, is the second officer from the left in the back row.|
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-316 8175-2-51)
|155k||09 March 1951: San Francisco, Cal. - Aft plan view of Harveson at Mare Island.|
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-316 8512-3-51)
|159k||09 March 1951: San Francisco, Cal. - Forward plan view of Harveson at Mare Island.|
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-316 8509-3-51)
|102k||09 March 1951: San Francisco, Cal. - Broadside view of Harveson off Mare Island.|
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-316 8504-3-51)
|78k||09 March 1951: San Francisco, Cal. - Stern view of Harveson off Mare Island.|
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-316 8509-3-51)
|49k||May 1957: A U.S. Navy Lockheed WV-2 Warning Star (became the EC-121K after 1962) flying over the radar picket escort destroyer USS Harveson
(DER 316) in 1957. Both were the key elements of the "Pacific Barrier Forces" in the late 1950s.
(Photo from U.S. Navy Naval Aviation News May 1957 issue
England, United Kingdom
|89k||1959: Pearl Harbor, Hi. Harveson leaving port.||Archie M. Mustard|
Lt.(jg) USNR (ret.)
|258k||1950's: from the photo album of Admiral John DeLargy, a former Harveson CO||Rick Palmer|
|View the USS Harveson (DE 316) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
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