USS Peary (DD 226)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||9 Sep 1919|
|Launched||6 Apr 1920|
|Commissioned||22 Oct 1920|
|Lost||19 Feb 1942|
|Loss position||12° 30'S, 130° 50'E|
USS Peary (Lt.Cdr. John Michael Bermingham, USN) was sunk by Japanese carrier aircraft off Darwin, Australia in position 12º30'S, 130º50'E, 93 of her crew were lost and 49 were rescued by swimming or boat though 12 were rescued by the Southern Maid. The commanding officer was amongst those killed.
Commands listed for USS Peary (DD 226)
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|1||William George Lalor, USN||8 May 1939||28 Dec 1939|
|2||Lawrence Elliot Duvall, USN||28 Dec 1939||28 Dec 1940|
|3||Harry H Keith, USN||28 Dec 1940||10 Dec 1941|
|4||Lt.Cdr. John Michael Bermingham, USN||10 Dec 1941||19 Feb 1942 (+)|
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