USS Denver Remembers USS Peary, Departs Darwin

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Denver Remembers USS Peary, Departs Darwin USS Denver Remembers USS Peary, Departs Darwin View post tag: Darwin Chief selectees aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) held a wreath laying memorial in honor of sunken destroyer USS Peary (DD 226) as they departed Darwin, Australia, Sept. 8.Peary was sunk just outside of Darwin Feb. 19, 1942 after she came under attack by Japanese dive bombers during World War II, resulting in 88 deaths and 13 injuries.“This signifies that we have not forgotten the legacy left behind by those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom,” said Chief Machinist’s Mate (Sel) David C. Jumper.Denver’s visit to Darwin served primarily as a liberty port for the crew and followed a working port visit in Dili, Timor-Leste. Sailors and Marines had the opportunity to participate in community service projects and enjoy some personal time while in port.Denver is on patrol with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, commanded by Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11, and is currently participating in Exercise Koolendong with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.[mappress]Press Release, September 09, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Departs Training & Education View post tag: USS Share this article View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Denver View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Australia View post tag: Defence September 9, 2013 View post tag: Defenselast_img

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