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Leary II
(DD-879: dp. 2,425; 1. 390'6"; b. 41'1"; dr. 18'6"; a 34.5 k.; cpl. 367; a. 6 5", 12 40mm., 11 20mm., 5 21" tt., 2 act., 6 dcp.; cl. Gearing)

Leary (DD-879) was laid down 11 August 1944 by Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.; launched 20 January 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Theodore S. Wilkinson, wife of Vice Adm. T. S. Wilkinson; and commissioned 7 May 1945, Comdr. Ernest G. Campbell in command. On 23 June 1945 Leary completed her shakedown off Guantanamo Bay and proceeded to Norfolk. Overhauled and converted to a radar picket destroyer she reported for duty with TF G9 the day before the Japanese accepted terms for surrender. After a period of training off the Maine coast she proceeded to New York and took part in a presidential review 27 October.

Denied a part in the conquest of Japan, Leary was destined to play a part in the occupation on the fallen empire. Sailing from New York 31 October, she provisioned at Norfolk, passed through the Panama Canal 11 to 13 November, and arrived off Tokyo 19 December. For 2 months she cruised Japanese waters operating out of Kure before transferring operations to the Marianas and the RyuKyus.

The slow voyage home commenced at Tsingtai, China 4 June 1946, with operations and stops en route. Leary moored at San Diego 21 December and early in January 1947 she again transited the Panama Canal and began East Coast operations, first out of Norfolk and then Newport.

Her first Mediterranean deployment began in October. Departing Newport 29 October Leary broke a busy operating schedule by visits to ports in Algeria, Greece, Italy, and the island of Rhodes before returning home 14 February 1948. Such sights became commonplace in succeeding years. With the exception of 1967 Leary spells part of each year operating with the 6th Fleet. At times these cruises kind the stimulus of joint NATO operations or Near Eastern crises. She was in the Mediterranean during the Suez crisis of 1956 and the Lebanon landings of 1958 playing her part in the peacekeeping efforts of the ¢th Fleet, as she served as plane guard and on picket. From 22 October to 24 November 1962, Leary participated in the blockade of Cuba provoked by the Missile crisis, as a part of America's determination to keep possible aggressors from mounting threats against free nations. From 5 to 27 August she served with TF 128 on a peacekeeping mission off Santo Domingo as American troops were landed to prevent political chaos and subversion.

When not deployed in the Mediterranean or benefiting from yard work, Leary might be found anywhere in the North Atlantic from the Arctic Circle to the Caribbean. During this period the characteristics of the ship changed with the removal of her radar tripod early in 1963 and a FRAM I overhaul April 1964 to January 1965. On 26 June she successfully completed her trials and qualifications with the new DASH weapons system.

Leary returned to her home port, Norfolk, 16 December 1965 after completing extensive antisubmarine warfare exercises off the coast of North Carolina and Puerto Rico.

Following another month of operations and a month readying for deployment with the 6th Fleet, Leary departed Norfolk 4 March 1966 for the Mediterranean With 5 months of operations and sightseeing behind her; she returned to her home port on 12 August for a month of leave and upkeep. The remainder of the year was spent conducting local exercises, including an extensive evaluation of her DASH system. From 3 to 17 March she was Sonar School Ship at Key West, Fla.

On 5 July 1967 Leary left Norfolk and headed via the Panama Canal for an extended deployment in the Far East. On this cruise she alternated duty with the carriers on Yankee Station with gunfire support off the Vietnamese coast. Arriving back at Norfolk 30 January 1968 the destroyer resumed Atlantic coast operations until entering the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard 14 June. In early September, after her yard period, Leary returned briefly to Norfolk before conducting training in the Caribbean through October and November. Operations off the east coast continued into 1969.


Leary II DD- 879 - History

A Tin Can Sailors
Destroyer History

By John W. "Bill" Colton

After reporting to the precommissioning detail for USS LEARY (DD-879) in Norfolk, VA, for training we subsequently went to Orange, Texas, where we commissioned LEARY on May 7, 1945.

We went to Mobile, AL, for drydocking and bottom paint, made a short trial run, then back to Mobile for some more yard work. Upon leaving Mobile, we proceeded to SW Pass, Mississippi River for fuel, then on to Gitmo for shakedown.

When the shakedown cruise was completed, we proceeded to Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., for conversion to DDR, upon completion departed for Boston, Mass where some fire control work was done. This work was interrupted by VJ Day. After all the celebrating was done we steamed on up to Casco Bay where we operated with a Task Force to develop defenses against the Kamikaze.

After completing the above task we went to Boston Navy Yard again where the ship was painted to participate in a Presidential Review of the Fleet on Navy Day 1945. Harry Truman rode a DD around the fleet, which was anchored in the Hudson River.

After the review, we steamed up to Norfolk, joining DESRON 1, the squadron proceeded through the Panama Canal to San Diego. We transported some short timer army troops from CZ to SD. From SD steamed to Yokosuka, via Pearl.

After Christmas at Yokosuka the squadron broke up into divisions for occupation duty. Our division was sent to Kure. We stayed there about a couple of months, then went back up towards Yokosuka, while on an exercise up there we caved in the faceplate on Mt 51. This damage necessitated a stay in Yokosuka for repairs. The rest of the division departed for Guam before our repairs were complete, so we enjoyed an independent trip to Guam. By the way, the division was VESOLE (DDR-878), DYESS (DDR-880), and BORDELON (DDR-881).

In Guam we joined the then Wespac Strike Force, Task Force 77, consisting of CVs BUNKER HILL, ANTEITAM, Cruisers BOSTON, TOPEKA and DULUTH, our Desdiv, and one other Desdiv consisting of BLUE and three others. We operated with this out of Saipan for a while at our base was Apra Harbor, Guam but most of the time was day operations out of Saipan.

During the above time we made a cruise to China the cruisers and the other Desdiv went to Manila while our div took the carriers to Hong Kong. After these visits the force joined up, steamed to Tsingtao, China, with an overnight stay in Buckner Bay, Okinawa. During that stay the cruisers and DDs carried liberty parties from the carriers to Shanghai.

We returned to Guam where I left LEARY in June '46 as my minority enlistment was nearly up.

From The Tin Can Sailor, October 1995


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USS Leary DD-879 (1945-1973)

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Cuban Missile Crisis [ edit | edit source ]

On 22 October 1962, the crew of the Leary listened to President John F. Kennedy declare a quarantine of the island of Cuba in what became known as the Cuban Missile crisis. She was immediately paired with the US flagship for the quarantine, the heavy cruiser Newport News. Leary's orders were to enforce the quarantine and assist the Newport News in the missile count. From 22 October to 24 November 1962, Leary was continuously active in the US Navy blockade. Α]

Tensions were running high when on Friday, 9 November, the Leary and the Newport News were operating in the waters northeast of Cuba. Suddenly, one of the first Soviet vessels, the Labinsk, was detected by the Leary's advanced radar as it approached the Navy blockade. Three minutes later, the Leary, along with the Newport News, surprised the Labinsk and quickly intercepted it. While the Leary trained her heavy guns on the Soviet ship, the USS Newport News went alongside and ordered the Soviet vessel to halt. Two Soviet ICBM missiles, without any payloads, were discovered on the deck of the Labinsk.

After the missiles were inspected and photographed, the Soviet ship was permitted to turn around and steam away due east from Cuba, with the Leary trailing close behind. 21 minutes later when the Labinsk was safely away from Cuba, the Leary radioed a warning to the Labinsk not to return to Cuban waters. Leary then discontinued the trail and returned to the waters around Cuba to resume her patrol line in the picket. Β]

Individual details on the Leary's intercept from the US Navy, times are Romeo (UTC -5 hours):

On 24 November President Kennedy declared the Quarantine successful, and ordered the Quarantine line disbanded after the Soviet MRBM's were dismantled and removed from Cuba. Leary and the Newport News arrived in Norfolk the day before Thanksgiving, having successfully completed their mission. Γ]


Leary History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

While many Irish names are familiar, their past incarnations are often shrouded in mystery, reflecting the ancient Gaelic heritage of their bearers. The original Gaelic form of the name Leary is O Laoghaire, which was originally derived from Laoghaire, one of the most well-known personal names in ancient Ireland.

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Early Origins of the Leary family

The surname Leary was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Early History of the Leary family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leary research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Leary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leary Spelling Variations

The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The standardized literary languages of today were not yet reached. Research into the name Leary revealed spelling variations, including Leary, O'Leary, O'Leery and others.

Early Notables of the Leary family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Leary Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leary migration +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leary Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Leary, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1651 [1]
  • Timothy Leary, who arrived in Maryland in 1678 [1]
  • Katherine Leary, who landed in Maryland in 1679 [1]
Leary Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Leary, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • William H Leary, who landed in New York in 1811 [1]
  • Alexander Leary, aged 45, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • William Barry Leary, aged 16, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • James Leary, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]
  • . (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leary migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leary Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Edmund Leary, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1808
  • John Leary, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1814
  • Joanna Leary, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • James Leary, aged 27, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • John Leary, aged 34, a seaman, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork, Ireland
  • . (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leary migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Leary Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Leary, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia[2]
  • Thomas Leary, a carpenter, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • David Leary, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia[3]
  • Mr. Patrick Leary, (Leavy), (b. 1810), aged 21, Irish ploughman who was convicted in County Offlay (King's County), Ireland for 7 years for assault, transported aboard the "Captain Cook" on 5th November 1831, arriving in New South Wales, Australia[4]
  • Margaret Leary, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [5]
  • . (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leary migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Leary Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Leary, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863
  • Mr. John Leary, (b. 1848), aged 22, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 [6]
  • Miss Catherine Leary, (b. 1849), aged 21, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 [6]
  • Mr. William Leary, (b. 1851), aged 19, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 [6]
  • Miss Ellen Leary, (b. 1854), aged 16, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 [6]
  • . (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Leary (post 1700) +

  • Lewis Sheridan Leary (1835-1859), American harnessmaker who was killed in John Brown's unsuccessful raid on Harpers Ferry
  • Ronald Leary (b. 1989), American NFL football guard for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Francis Patrick "Frank" Leary (1881-1907), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds in 1907
  • Noel Leary (b. 1949), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1970 to 1973 for Melbourne, inductee into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2005
  • Charles Sidney Leary (1889-1950), English-born, Canadian lumberman and politician who represented Kaslo-Slocan in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1924 to 1928
  • Stuart Edward Leary (1933-1988), South African footballer who played from 1950 to 1966, member of the England U23 National Team in 1954
  • Herbert Fairfax Leary (1885-1957), American Vice Admiral and commander of United States Navy forces during the Pacific Campaign of World War II
  • Chris Leary, American national television and radio show personality
  • Joseph Leary (1831-1881), Australian politician
  • Cornelius Lawrence Ludlow Leary (1813-1893), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland (1861-1863)
  • . (Another 46 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Leary family +

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Charles Leary, British Cook from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [7]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. James Joseph Leary, American 1st Class Passenger from Brooklyn, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [8]

Related Stories +

The Leary Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Laidir isé lear Righ
Motto Translation: Strong is the King of the sea.


On 23 February 1944, Leary followed her twin sister into commission, the 155th ship of the 2,100-ton Fletcher class and Boston Navy Yard&rsquos last destroyer. After shakedown off Bermuda, she went to the Pacific where she was attached to Destroyer Squadron 56, with which her World War II career spanned the Marianas, Palaus, Leyte Gulf, Lingayen Gulf, Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns. Among highlights:

  • At the Battle of Surigao Strait, her torpedoes were first away among ships in her section and she was rewarded with two timed explosions on the Japanese flagship, battleship Yamashiro. Then, with flagship Newcomb, she returned to stand by Albert W. Grant, the lone Allied destroyer disabled during the battle.
  • Later, off Leyte, she and Claxton stood by Abner Read when that destroyer became the first victim of the then-new suicide plane tactics, and shot down another plane that took her as its target.
  • At Okinawa, she was so hotly engaged that her gun barrels needed replacement.
  • Like Grant and Halford, Leary ended the war in the Aleutian Islands, then steamed to Japan before returning home.

From all these operations, the &ldquoArpy&rdquo emerged without damage or loss of life, a record that &ldquocannot he passed off as mere luck [but] is due to outstanding performance of duty by all officers and men . . . &rdquo wrote the squadron commander.

On 10 December 1946, Leary decommissioned and was transferred to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 10 March 1959, again with Heywood L. Edwards, she was transferred to the Japanese Defense Force and renamed Yugure (&ldquoevening&rdquo, &ldquodusk&rdquo or &ldquoautumn twilight&rdquo). She was returned to US custody 10 March 1974, stricken from Naval Vessel Register on 18 March, and sold to China Dismantled Vessel Trading Corp., Taipei, Taiwan 1 July 1976.

Richard P. Leary earned six engagement stars on her Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon and two on her Philippine Liberation Ribbon for action in World War II.


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McKean served in the Atlantic from 1919 to 1922, made a cruise to European waters between May and July 1919, operated primarily out of New York and Charleston. The ship was decommissioned at Philadelphia on 19 June 1922. Reclassified as a high speed transport, APD-5 on 2 August 1940, she recommissioned at Norfolk on 11 December 1940, Lieutenant Commander Thomas Burrows in command, and resumed duty with the fleet.

World War II Edit

Following the outbreak of war in the Pacific on 7 December 1941, McKean departed the east coast on 10 May 1942 and reached the South Pacific on 20 July to prepare for the invasion of the Solomons. She landed troops at Tulagi on 7 August and during the next several months made escort and supply runs from bases in New Caledonia and the New Hebrides to American positions in the southern Solomons in support of the Guadalcanal campaign. She departed the South Pacific on 31 January 1943, and after completing a cruise to the west coast for overhaul, she resumed escort and patrol operations between the New Hebrides and the Solomons on 21 June. Between July and November, she took part in amphibious operations in the central Solomons, landing troops at beachheads on New Georgia and Rendova. In addition she patrolled the waters off Guadalcanal and up the Slot to New Georgia.

In October, she completed preparations for operations in the Treasury Islands and Bougainville. She landed fighting men on Mono Island 27 October, including a construction team which installed a vital search radar in less than a week’s time. Following the American naval victory over Japanese forces in the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay during the darkness of 2 November, McKean steamed with a reinforcement convoy to Bougainville and on the 6th landed Marines near Cape Torokina, Empress Augusta Bay. She carried additional troops to Bougainville 11 November, thence returned to Guadalcanal for yet another troop run.

With 185 marines embarked, McKean sailed up the slot late 15 November. As she approached Empress Augusta Bay early 17 November, she was attacked by a Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" torpedo plane of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service's 702 Kōkūtai, [1] which launched a torpedo off the starboard quarter. McKean turned to avoid the weapon but at 0350 the torpedo struck the starboard side, exploding the after magazine and depth charge spaces and rupturing fuel oil tanks. Flaming oil engulfed McKean aft of the No. 1 stack, and she lost all power and communications. Burning oil on the water killed men who were blown or jumped overboard. Her commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Ralph L. Ramey, ordered her abandoned at 0355 at 0400 she began to sink by the stern. He went over the side 12 minutes later her forward magazine and oil tank exploded at 0415 and her stacks disappeared at 0418. 64 of her complement and 52 of her embarked troops died from the explosions or flames. The survivors were picked up by rescuing destroyers, the USS Sigourney (DD-643) and USS Talbot (APD-7) which were alongside for approximately two hours trying to rescue survivors.

McKean received four battle stars for World War II service. McKean received the Navy Unit Commendation award. Four US Coast Guard sailors, assigned to serve as coxswains of four landing craft working from the McKean earned Silver Stars during the amphibious assault on Tulagi. [2]


USS Marshall (DD-676)

Thomas Worth Marshall Jr. was born on 22 December 1906 in Washington, D.C. He attended the United States Naval Academy beginning in 1926. Following graduation in 1930, Ensign Marshall served on the battleship USS Nevada and received flight training at Hampton Roads, Virginia and Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. He subsequently was an officer on board the cruisers USS Marblehead and USS Houston and the destroyer USS John D. Ford. Lieutenant (junior grade) Marshall was a member of the staff of Commander in Chief, Asiatic Fleet in 1934–1935.

Following instruction at the Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut, Marshall served on the submarine USS S-42 until 1937, when he began duty with the Office of Naval Communications, in Washington, D.C. Lieutenant Marshall became Executive Officer of the destroyer USS Jacob Jones in 1939 and served on it for the rest of his life. Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, effective at the beginning of 1942, he was killed in action when Jacob Jones was torpedoed by U-578 and sunk off Cape May, New Jersey on 28 February 1942.

Marshall was laid down by the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J., 29 April 1943 launched 29 August 1943 sponsored by Mrs. Thomas W. Marshall, mother of Lt. Comdr. Marshall and commissioned 16 October 1943, Lt. Comdr. Sinclair B. Wright in command.

Marshall's first big assignment came while she was still on her shakedown cruise off Bermuda. Speeding from that area, she rendezvoused in mid-Atlantic with Iowa, 13 December 1943, to escort President Franklin D. Roosevelt back from the Big Three Conference at Tehran (28 November to 1 December).

On 6 January 1944, Marshall departed New York for Pearl Harbor, arriving on the 28th. She remained at Pearl Harbor, undergoing further training and providing escort services to battle-damaged ships returning for repairs, until mid-March. Then, with Task Group 58.2 (TG 58.2), she sailed for Majuro, arriving on the 20th.

The Fast Carrier Task Force (then 5th Fleet's TF 58, later 3rd Fleet's TF 38), with Marshall taking station in the antisubmarine screen, departed Majuro 22 March to conduct aerial sorties against Palau, 30th, and Woleai, 1 April. Marshall next participated in TF 58's strikes against Japanese installations at Wakde and Hollandia in New Guinea, 21 to 27 April. On the 29th, Truk was the recipient of the forces' aerial message, while on the 30th her battleships commenced the bombardment of Ponape and her cruisers shelled Satawan. In May, the force moved against Wake and Marcus Islands, with Marshall assigned to join in an antishipping sweep north of the latter.

The next month, the task force was called on to support amphibious operations in the Marianas. On the 17th, the force headed west to intercept a Japanese force reported en route to the Marianas to support enemy troops fighting on Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Rota, and Pagan Islands. On the 19th, the Battle of the Philippine Sea commenced. In the course of the 2-day battle, the Japanese Fleet lost three aircraft carriers and 395 carrier planes (92 percent of her carrier plane strength). Marshall was credited with an assist in splashing two of those planes. For the next month and a half, Marshall continued to support operations in the southern Marianas, interrupted only by participation in the strikes against Chichi Jima and Iwo Jima, 4 July, and against Palau, Ulithi, and Yap, 23 to 27 July.

Marshall returned to Eniwetok in mid-August for voyage repairs and upkeep, departing again on the 23rd for operations in the Palau Islands. As a unit of TF 38 (formerly 58), she took part in the Palau and Philippine operations 6 to 24 September. On 12 September, she picked up 44 Japanese survivors from Natori, sunk 18 August by Hardhead.

After repair and replenishment at newly won Ulithi, Marshall's task group got underway 6 October for strikes against Okinawa, 10th, and Formosa, 12th to 14th. Marshall was then ordered to provide antiaircraft cover for Canberra during airstrikes against enemy strongholds throughout the Philippines. On the 22d, she rejoined her task group in a search for the enemy in the Sibuyan Sea and the Mindoro Strait. On the 25th, the Task Force moved north towards Cape Engaño, while Marshall joined TG 34.5 proceeding to San Bernardino Strait to intercept units of the Japanese Fleet withdrawing from Leyte Gulf. In the first hours of the 26th, Nowaki was sighted and sunk by the group. Returning to the fast carrier force on the 31st, Marshall continued to operate in the Philippines until the end of the year.

The new year, 1945, brought further strikes against the Philippines and, with operations in the South China Sea, against Formosa and the coast of China. On 10 February, Marshall, with TG 58.2, sailed for the enemy's home islands and on the 16th and 17th the carrier planes flew against Tokyo. The force then sped southeast to support the landings on Iwo Jima, returning to the Honshū area for further strikes on the 25th. By 1 March the task force was off Okinawa, commencing strikes in preparation for that campaign. On the 15th, strikes were directed against Kyūshū. On the 19th, Franklin received a direct hit and Marshall joined in the rescue, taking off 212 of her crew, and, on the 20th, escorted the listing ship back to Ulithi.

During the Okinawa campaign Marshall operated as advanced radar picket for her task group and escorted damaged ships to safety, 8 April to 9 May. On 9 May, she departed for Ulithi, continuing on to Leyte and finally San Francisco, arriving 6 July for overhaul. Before completion, the war ended and Marshall inactivated. Decommissioned in December, she was placed in the Reserve Fleet at San Diego.

On 27 April 1951 Marshall was recommissioned and on 22 August joined TF 77 in the Sea of Japan, once more screening aircraft carriers in combat, this time against Communist forces in Korea. During this tour in the Far East, Marshall served with the Formosa Strait patrol and with the United Nations Blockade and Escort Force off Korea's east coast as well as on carrier screen duty in the Yellow Sea.

In March 1952, the destroyer returned to San Diego for overhaul and on 4 October sailed again for the Far East. Arriving on 28 October, she once again began a Korean combat tour as a screening unit for carriers. In mid-November, she was detached and, after two weeks of hunter-killer operations, joined TF 95 in the bombardment of Wonsan on 10 December. On 7 January 1953, she steamed south to join the Formosa Strait patrol. In mid-February, Marshall rejoined TF 77. Two months later, her western Pacific deployment completed, she headed home, arriving at San Diego on 6 May.

For the next 11 years, Marshall operated as a unit of the Pacific Fleet. Homeported at San Diego, she was regularly deployed with the 7th Fleet in the western Pacific. While with that fleet she operated primarily with TF 77 and in 1960 was a unit of a carrier strike group standing by in the South China Sea during the uprising of the Communist Pathet Lao in Laos.

On 1 September 1964, Marshall changed her home port to Tacoma, Washington There she relieved Watts as the Naval Reserve training ship for the 13th Naval District. On 21 October 1964, a small fire started in the substructure near the outer end of Todd Pacific Shipyards Repair Pier 7. Fueled by creosote and oil-soaked timbers, the fire soon engulfed Repair Pier 7 and quickly spread to the east wing-wall of Drydock No. 2, where Marshall was sitting high and dry, undergoing a $300,000 overhaul. The flames spread so rapidly the destroyer’s captain, Commander J. F. Stanfil Jr., ordered his 108 crewmen off the ship to join the firefighters and shipyard workers battling the fire.

With her active service completed, Marshall was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register 19 July 1969 and sold for scrapping in July 1970 to Zidell Explorations Co., Portland, Oregon for $80,596.66.

Marshall received eight battle stars for World War II service and four for Korean War service.


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