Newman K Perry (DDR 883) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1965

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E P I I IN MEMORY OF FRED L. GREENE, JR KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY 27 AUGUST, 1965 ?

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Y USS NEWMAN K. PERRY QDD-8833 was built by the Consolidated Ship Cortporation in Orange, Texas. Commissioned on July 26, 1945, NEWMAN K. PERRY was named in me-mory o Ensilgln Newman Kershaw Perrjy, U. S. Naval Academy Class of 1901, killed in a boiler ex losion in the USS B NNINGTON in 1905. fter her maiden shakedown cruiseinthe Atlantic Ocean, NEWMAN K. PERRY sailed West in November 1945 to become an active unit of the Pacific Fleet. The summer of 1946 found NEWMAN K. PERRY at Bikini Atoll for O eration Crossroads, the first test of the atom as a wealpon of naval warfare. Durin her Pacific tour, NPEWMAN K. PERRY was awarded the COMMANDER D STROYER FORCE PACIFIC ' ' ' ' 1949. NEWMAN K. PERRY was one of two ships "E" for outstanding battle efficiency in both 1948 and 1 ' I in the entire Navy to receive the Marjorie Sterrett Battleship Award in 1949, in recognition of her out- standinglfitness and readiness as a naval unit. ' NE MAN K PERRY transferred to the Atlantic Fleet during 1950 and participated in a Mediterranean de lo ment A Navy Yard overhaul in 1951 supplied PERRY with many new equipments aimed towards P Y - increasing her effectiveness. Refresher training at Guantanamo Bay followed this Navy Yard Tpfriod. Following three years of routine operations, including a detployment with the SIX Fleet in the Mediterranean, NEWMAN K. PERRY earned her thrid Battle Ef iciency "E" in 1955. In a second Med- iterranean deployment duringthe sameIyear,PERRY was selected to represent the United States Government at the inauguration ceremonies of W. . S. Tubman as President of the Republic of Liberia. Repeating her previous performance, NEWMAN K. PERRY again won he Battle Efficiency "EH during Atlantic Fleet Operations in 1956. PERRY returned to the SIXTH Fleet in 1957, and participated in Mid- shipmen Cruise Alpha. , June 1958 found NEWMAN K. PERRY in a new role as a school ship fci:r1CO1MMANDIER DESTROYER i e Jordan Crisi FORCE ATLANTIC. She ogerated in this capacity out of Newport, Rho e s an , un S when she was recalled to S COND Fleet to 'participate in extensive readeness exercises. This was followed by a seven month Mediterranean deploymen . In. 1959, NEWMAN K. PERRY Joined Destrlolyer Flotilla Six, serving as Fla ship for three months and changing her homeplort to Charleston, S. C., EWMAN K. PERRY again depqoyed to the Mediterranean and served as Flags ip for Commander Destroyer SquadronSix. An extensive yard period followed, Pery's return to Charleston duringwhich the ship's3-inchgun mounts were removed and the latest, most effective air Search 'radar' equipment available was instal ed. Man interior areas of the ship were also renovatedf Following this overhaul, NEWMAN K. PERRY left Cixfarleston for another period of refresher training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in preparation for her participation in the first manned Mercury capsule re-

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