Maury

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassGridley-class Destroyer
BuilderBethlehem San Francisco Shipyard
Laid Down24 Mar 1936
Launched14 Feb 1938
Commissioned5 Aug 1938
Decommissioned19 Oct 1945
Displacement1,860 tons standard; 2,219 tons full
Length341 feet
Beam36 feet
Draft13 feet
MachineryGeared turbines with two screws
Power Output50,000 shaft horsepower
Speed38 knots
Range6,500nm at 12 knots
Crew158
Armament4x5" anti-aircraft, 4x0.5" machine guns, 16x21" torpedo tubes

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Maury Operational Timeline

5 Aug 1938 Maury was commissioned into service.
6 Aug 1943 In the Battle of Vella Gulf in the Solomon Islands, United States destroyers USS Dunlap, Craven, Maury, Lang, Sterett, and Stack, acting on intelligence gathered from Magic codebreaking intercepts, laid in wait for four Japanese destroyers on a night mission to bring troops to Munda on New Georgia. USS Dunlap, Craven, and Maury opened the attack by launching twenty-four Mark XV torpedoes in one minute. Japanese destroyers Hagikaze, Arashi, and Kawakaze were destroyed, killing 600 sailors and 900 Japanese Army passengers. Destroyer Shigure had a torpedo pass through her rudder but the ship was able to escape in the darkness.
19 Oct 1945 Maury was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

Down by the bow, USS New Orleans arriving in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. The night before, New Orleans was struck by a torpedo in the Battle of Tassafaronga that blew off 150 feet of her bow.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Ensign Bryant L Larson delivering 96 survivors from the sunken cruiser USS Northampton to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. Note the cruiser USS New Orleans at left.




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Down by the bow, USS New Orleans arriving in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. The night before, New Orleans was struck by a torpedo in the Battle of Tassafaronga that blew off 150 feet of her bow.
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