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FOREMAN received five battle stars for World War ll
lStricken from the Navy Register on l April l965,
FOREMAN was later sold.
K. Jack Bauer and Stephen S. Roberts, uRegister of Ships of
the U. S. Navy, l775-l99O,N p.23O.J
Transcribed by Michael Hansen
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off Okinawa 25 March. The next 5 days she spent with a fire
support unit bombarding the island in anticipation of the
landings on l April. On 27 March, when her task force first
came under air attack, she fired on a Japanese plane which
crashed close aboard on her bow, inflicting no casualties.
After the landings, FOREMAN was assigned to antisubmarine
patrol off the entrance to the transport anchorage at Kerama
Retto. Here, on 3 April, she suffered a direct hit when a
lone enemy bomber attacked her. The bomb passed through her
bottom to explode about 30 feet below. All power and light
were lost, and one of her firerooms flooded to the
waterline, but no men were killed. Within 30 minutes,
damage was under control, and repairs had been made to allow
her to make her way under her own power into Kerama Retto
for emergency repairs.
Fully repaired at Ulithi between l7 April l945 and 29
May, FOREMAN returned to patrol off Okinawa 3 June, 8 days
later shooting down a kamikaze with the aid of a sister
destroyer before it could crash her. On 29 June, she was
assigned to escort duty with a force covering minesweeping
operations in the East China Sea and flying air strikes on
Chinese targets, serving with this task force until
returning to Okinawa l6 August for brief overhaul. Escort
duty from Buckner Bay followed until 26 September, when she
sailed from Wakayama, Japan, with homeward bound servicemen.
Arriving at San Diego l7 October, she disembarked her
passengers and sailed on to the east coast. FOREMAN was
decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla., 28 June l946.
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DE- 633 USS FOREIVIAN
CLASS: Buckley TYPE: TE Qturbine-electric drive, 3" gunsl
Displacement: 1,400 tons fstdl 1,740 tons ffullj Dimensions: 306' foal, 300' CWD x 36'
9" x 13' 6" Cmaxl
Armament: 3 x 3"l50 Mk22 Q1x3D, 1 x 1.1"!75 Mk2 quad AA Q4x1l, 8 x 20mm lVlk 4 AA,
3 x 21" lVlk15 TT C3x1l,
1 Hedgehog Projector Nlk10 C144 roundsl, 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth
Machinery: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2
Speed: 24 knots Range: 4,940 nm CQ 12 knots Crew: 15! 198
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco CA on 9 March 1943
Launched 1 August 1943, Commissioned 22 October 1943
Decommissioned 28 June 1946, Stricken 1 April 1965
Fate: Sold and broken up in 1966
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