Leonard William Bailey, USN

Born  11 Jan 1905Auburn, Rhode Island, USA
Died  5 Jan 1959(53)Jamestown, Rhode Island, USA

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6 Jul 1923 Mid.
2 Jun 1927 Ens.
2 Jun 1930 Lt.(jg)
30 Jun 1936 Lt.
1 Jul 1941 Lt.Cdr.
10 Sep 1942 T/Cdr.
20 Mar 1945 T/Capt.
1 Jan 1949 R.Adm.(Retd.)

Retired: 1 Jan 1949


Warship Commands listed for Leonard William Bailey, USN

USS Murphy (DD 603)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer27 Jul 194211 Feb 1944
USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD 748)T/Cdr.Destroyer22 Jul 194411 Jan 1945

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Destroyer USS Murphy (DD 603)

21 Oct 1943
USS Murphy was rammed off New York by the tanker Bulkoil. The forward section of the ship sank, taking 36 officers and men with it. The stern section was towed to the New York Navy yard where a new forward section was fitted. In all the repairs took some 7 months.

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