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CDI! R. T. BAILEY
C0 MANDI G UFFICEB
COMMANDER RICHARD T. BAILEY, U. S. NAVY, was born in Washington,
D. C. on 9 September 1927. He attended Calvin Coolidge High School, Washington,
D. C., and was graduated from Bullis Prepatory School, Si ver Springs, Mailiy and.
Commander Bailey was appointed to the United States Naval Aca emy in 19 5 and
was graduated and commissioned an Ensign on 3 June 1949.
fter graduation, Commander Bailey reriprted to USS WINSLOW QE-AG-1273 and
served as Assistant Gunnery and Assistant ngineer Officer. He later served in USS
PUTNAM QDD-7575 and USS MERGANSER CAMS-263 and, in 1953, commanded
MERGANSER during combat minesweegiing and truce patrol in Korean Waters, Corn-
mader Bailey was awarded the Bronze tar Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device
for his meritorious service as Commanding Officer of USS MERGANSER.
From 1954 to 1955 Commander Bailey served on the Staff of Commander, Mine
Flotills ONE, Sasebo, Japan as Assistant Operations Officer. In 1955 he was ordered
to the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California and, upon completion,
served on the Staff of Commander Hawaiian Sea Frontier as Assistant Operations
Planning Officer. From 1958 to 1960, Commander Bailey served in USS MCGOWAN
QDD-6785 as Executive Officer. In 1960 he assumed command of the USS SEARCHER
CAGR-45. From 1962 to 1964 Commander Bailey served in the Bureau of Naval Per-
sonnel, Washinston, D. C., as Head, College Training Programs Section. He assumed
command of US NEWMAN K. PERRY QDD-8833 in January 1965.
Commander Bailey holds the following decorations and awards: Bronze Star with
Combat Distinguishing Device, World Warl Victor Medal, Occu ation Medal, National
Defense Service Meda , Korean Service Medal C2 blattle starsj, Flnited Nations Service
Medal, China Service Medal and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation.
Commander Bailey is married to the former Jimmie Louise Fendley of Portsmouth,
virginia. They have four children, Diane M., Richard T., Jr., Susan M., and Howard T.
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covery of May 5, 1961. August 3, 1961 found NEWMAN K. PERRY again operating in the Mediterranean,
this time mos extensively in the Black Sea Area. After returning briefly to her home port in March 1962,
NEWMAN K. PERRY plarticipated in the Presidentail Naval Review in April and two amphibious operations
in the Caribbean. She t en returned to Charleston for a well earned Navy Yard overhaul.
Routine summer training operations were climaxed in October 1962 by the sudden deployment of Des-
troyer Sqpadron SIX in the vanguard of the Cuban quarantine forces. Besides fulfillingl er mission as a
radar pic et ship, NEWMAN K. PERRY earned added praise for a high state of overal readiness which
enabled her to pierform many other duties as well.
NEWMAN . PERRY returned to Charleston for a short stafy after the Riiarantine was lifted, and then
returned once again to the Mediterranean in 1963. In April 0 1964, NEW AN K. PERRY left thelactive
fleet to enter Boston Naval Shipyard for conversion. During a period of eleven months in the yard, NEW-
MAN K. PERRY was completely rebuilt above the main deck, and the newest anti-submarine warfare
equipment was installed. Leaving oston in March of 1965, NEWMAN K. PERRY proceeded to Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba to again undergo re resher training, and then in May returned to Newport, Rhode Island, her
new home port. June and July found her participating as an activegunit of her new Squadron, Destroyer
Squadron Twenty, in making preparations to become its Flagship and to deploy again to the Mediterranean
in August 1965.
DATE OF COMMISSIONING: 26 July 1945 LENGTH: 390 Feet, 6 inches
FULL LOAD DISPLACEMENT: 3460 Tons BEAM, MAXIMUM: 41 Feet, 2 1f2 inches
DRAFT, MAXIMUM: 20 Feet, 6 inches SPEED, MAXIMUM: Over 30 Knots
ARMAMENT: Two 5"f38 Caliber Twin Mounts AS ROC.
TWO MK 32 TORPEDO LAUNCHERS
SHIP'S COMPANY: 19 Officers
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Lum E. F. P0 Elms, Jn
EXECUTI E 0FFlCEn
LCDR Edward Francis Powers, Jr., was born on 4 April 1929 in
New York City. He attended Manhatten Prep before enlisting in the
U.S. Navy on 27 Aujgust 1948. After service on board USS ALLEY
FORGE QCV-455 and SS GARDNERS BAY QAVP-395, and havin? been
advanced to Aviation Boatswain's Mate First Class, he attended O ficer's
Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island and was commissioned an
Ensign in 1955. After commissioning, LCDR Powers saw service in the
USS HUNT QDD-6745 as Gunnery Officer, the USS FIRM QMSO-4445
as Executive Officer and on the staff of Commander Operational Test
and Evaluation Force Pacific as Assistant USW Officer. Prior to reporting
to the USS NEWMAN K. PERRY QDD-8835, LCDR Powers served as
Commanding Officer of the USS HICKMAN COUNTY CLST-8255.
LCDR Powers is entitled to the following medals and awards: Navy
Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, C ina Service Medal, National
Defense Medal, United Nations Service Medal, United Nations Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal.
CDR Powers is married to the former Patricia J. Gilligan of New
York City. They have five children: Lynn 10, Brian 8, Susan 6, Stephen 4
and Gavin l. A
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