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|7k||Lewis Bailey Pride, Jr., born at Miami, Fla. on 22 April 1919, was appointed Midshipman from Kentucky 23 June 1937. He was commissioned an Ensign 07 February 1941,
and reported on board Oklahoma 13 March 1941. Ensign Pride and 428 shipmates were killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 07 December 1941.
USS Pride (DE 323) (1943 - 1946) was the first ship named in his honor.
(Photo from The Official Web Site of the USS Oklahoma BB 37 thanks to Kevin King)
|327k||early 1944: USS Hamul (AD 20) with (from left to right) DEs
USS Calcaterra (DE 390); USS Pride (DE 323);
USS Falgout (DE 324); USS Alger (DE 101)
and USS Eichenberger (DE 202), alongside at Bermuda. Note HF/DF antenna visible on three of the five DEs,
and the two-tone Measure 22 camouflage on four of the five DEs.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 86271, courtesy of the Captain D.L. Madeira Collection)
England, United Kingdom
|80k||1944: The Mediterranean Sea||David Buell|
|236k||1944: Pride nested with other DE's in an unknown Mediterranean port.|
|95k||USS Mattole (AO 17) refueling Pride by the astern method, 17 August 1944.
USS Newell (DE 322) is approaching from the far right.
(U.S. National Archives Photo # 80-G-245464, a U.S. Navy photo now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.)
England, United Kingdom
|36k||February / March 1945: underway in the North Atlantic||Andy Cisternino|
|36k||02 March 1973: Auction Offering Booklet for the following ships ex-DE's 140 (J.R.Y. Blakely), 249 (Marchand), 323 (Pride), and 392 (Merrill); ex-DD's 598 (Bancroft) and 617 (Ordronaux)||Tim Rizzuto|
DE Historical Museum
USS Slater at Albany, N.Y.
|View the USS Pride (DE 323) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Pride as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Pride's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 13 Nov. 1943 - 07 Jun. 1944||Cmdr. Ralph R. Curry, USCG|
|2.) 07 Jun. 1945 - 01 Sep. 1945||Lcdr. Winslow H. Buxton, USCG|
|3.) 01 Sep. 1945 - 26 Apr. 1946||Lt. Leroy A. Cheney, USCG (New York City, N.Y.)|
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