USS Corry (i) (DD 463)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Charleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||4 Sep 1940|
|Launched||28 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||18 Dec 1941|
|Lost||6 Jun 1944|
|Loss position||49° 31'N, 1° 11'W|
USS Corry (Lt.Cdr. George Dewey Hoffman, USN) was sunk by shore batteries off Utah Beach at Normandy, France in position 49º31'N, 01º11'W.
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Commands listed for USS Corry (i) (DD 463)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Eugene Carroll Burchett, USN||18 Dec 1941||2 Dec 1942|
|2||T/Cdr. Lot Ensey, USN||2 Dec 1942||7 Dec 1943|
|3||T/Lt.Cdr. George Dewey Hoffman, USN||7 Dec 1943||6 Jun 1944|
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Notable events involving Corry (i) include:
4 Jul 1942
USS Corry picks up 4 survivors from the American merchant Ruth that was torpedoed and sunk on 29 June 1942 by German U-boat U-153 about 320 nautical miles north-northeast of Barbuda in position 21°40'N, 59°20'W.
2 Sep 1943
HMS Tantivy (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) conducted attack exercises at/off Scapa Flow with USS Ranger (Capt. G. Rowe, USN) that was escorted by USS Forrest (T/Cdr. K.P. Letts, USN), USS Hobson (Lt.Cdr. K. Loveland, USN) and USS Corry (T/Cdr. L.B. Ensey, USN). (1)
13 Oct 1943
HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises with USS Corry (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Ensey, USN), HMS Brissenden (Lt. the Hon. D.D.E. Vivian, RN), HMS Hamlet (T/Lt. J.C. Boyd, RNVR) and HMS Celia (T/Lt. L.B. Merrick, RNR). (2)
15 Oct 1943
HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Musketeer (Cdr. R.L. Fisher, OBE, RN), HMS Mahratta (Lt.Cdr. E.A.F. Drought, DSC, RN), USS Corry (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Ensey, USN) and HMS Brissenden (Lt. the Hon. D.D.E. Vivian, RN). (2)
17 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-801 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands, in position 16°42'N, 30°28'W, by a Fido homing torpedo from 2 Avenger aircraft (VC-9) of the US escort carrier USS Block Island and depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer USS Corry and the US destroyer escort USS Bronstein.
- ADM 173/18199
- ADM 173/18123
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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