Sunday, November 06, 2016

Destroyer Squadron 29 - Remembered


“Old enough to vote,” said Adm. Thomas C. Hart, Commander in Chief, US Asiatic Fleet of the thirteen destroyers under his command—Destroyer Squadron 29—“not only inadequately armed for the warfare of the day but sadly in need of overhaul,” yet “manned by rock-hard veterans of the China Station who, under relentless, nerve-racking pressure, fought them with fierce determination and courageous abandon against fearful odds* . . . ”
Destroyer Squadron 29
24 November 1941
USS Paul Jones, DD 230, flag
Destroyer Division 57
USS Whipple, DD 217, flag
USS Alden, DD 211
USS John D. Edwards, DD 216
USS Edsall, DD 219
Destroyer Division 58
USS Stewart, DD 224, flag
USS Parrott, DD 218
USS Bulmer, DD 222
USS Barker, DD 213
Destroyer Division 59
USS Peary, DD 226, flag
USS Pope, DD 225
USS John D. Ford, DD 228
USS Pillsbury, DD 227
In 1941, the Asiatic Fleet was a navy all to itself. All of its thirteen destroyers had been stationed in the Far East beginning in 1922. Over the next 19 years, they had conducted disaster relief missions to Japan following earthquakes in 1923 and ’25 plus diplomatic and rescue missions stemming from an unsettled political situation in Asia. During this time, none of them had returned to the United States or been modified on station: with the exception of of jury-rigged sonar, they were equipped as first commissioned.

Read the whole post.
http://destroyerhistory.org/flushdeck/desron29/


In addition to other books noted in the post ... Make a point to read one of the best books on the four pipers and the loss of the USS Edsall.  


A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS Edsall Hardcover – January 2, 2009

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

VERY OLD PHOTO, FOUND IN WALNUT CREEK

VERY OLD PHOTO, FOUND IN WALNUT CREEK
Great old photo with a sailor and his lady with USS Parrott and USS Francis M. Robinson (in background) appears shot near Walnut Creek in California. IF anyone wants to comment on the photo click the link to the blog (above).

Friday, June 25, 2010

REUNION NOTICE - AUGUST!!

USAFR, Combined Asiatic Fleet, Leedstown (APA-56) and Marblehead (CL-12) reunion reminder cards will or have been sent by Graylines Branson MO.

To make reservations: call1-800-542-6788, Registration code10097

Reunion package price includes 25-30 August 2010 lodging with breakfast, all shows, attractions and transportation to and from the airport.
Hotel lodging 3 days before and after the reunion is $83 per night, breakfast included.

There will be a reunion in spite of the economic situation.

I hope to see you in Branson.

Be Happy

Ray D Kester
         Reunion president-treasurer.
6128 SHERBORN LN
SPRINGFIELD VA 22152-1630
703.451.2520; raykstr@verizon.net

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mentions of Asiatic Fleet

US Fleet - Asiatic Fleet, October 1, 1939
The organization of the US Navy's Asiatic Fleet in 1939.
www.fleetorganization.com/1923asiatic.html
The SteelNavy.Com Message Board: Re: The US Asiatic Fleet, 1941
Please contact me off site if you don't mind about Asiatic Fleet,and info! muley46@yahoo.com Thanks! Mac --Previous Message-- : Does anyone know anything, ...
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Rare 1920s Ticket U.S. Asiatic Fleet in Tsingtao China
Up for auction is a rare 1920s era ticket good for 10 cents in trade from the Commissioned Officers mess in Tsingtao China. This came with a US Asiatic ...
www.worthpoint.com/.../rare-1920s-ticket-u-s-asiatic-fleet-in-t...
Detail: The Asiatic Wild Dog or Dhole Cuon javanicus
United States Asiatic Fleet: The Asiatic Fleet was part of the US Navy. During the World War II era, the fleet protected the Philippines. ...
eurekamag.com/.../asiatic-wild-dog-dhole-cuon-javanicus.php
The SteelNavy.Com Message Board: The US Asiatic Fleet, 1941
"The Fleet the Gods Forgot" W.G. Winslow - Jim Anderson Today, 11:59:04. Re: The US Asiatic Fleet, 1941 books on it - Gerry Today, 10:07:38 ...
members.boardhost.com/Warship/msg/1271866006.html


A Los Angeles class USS Marblehead - Alternate History Discussion ...
with the Pacific Fleet, and then detached to the Asiatic Fleet... Fleet at wikipedia atwww.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asiatic Fleet . ...
www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?p...
Videos about fleet - WME3-TV
tags education, wwii, asiatic, fleet, pacific, veteran, marblehead, houston, ... tags education, uss, gwinn, paul, jones, gene, schindler, asiatic, fleet...
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USS South Carolina in World War II - Page 3 - Alternate History ...
The third USS Marblehead, (CL-12), which avoided Japanese bombs and torpedoes, wasn't part of theAsiatic Fleet, but was on loan from the Pacific ...
www.alternatehistory.net/discussion/showthread.php?t...3
Naval Warfare: June 2010
They were used as gunboats with the Asiatic Fleet and in the waters off Central ... Cleveland was part of the Asiatic Fleet for the next three years, ...
navalwarfare.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html
me3tv Youtube Videos - Save, Download & Watch
Tags: uss gwinn paul jones gene schindler asiatic fleet me3tv pacific war ... The Asiatic Fleet ceased to exist after a three month battle to the death ...
livesteaua.com/tags/me3tv-videos/6/

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tales of the Asiatic Fleet

Tales of the Asiatic Fleet - Tanknet.org
A blog post on the USS Preston - one of the Asiatic Fleet's tenders.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

A Blue Sea of Blood:

A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS Edsall Book Reviews

Click above for an excellent review of the book by Don Kehn.
Reviewer: Tom Wisker, Host "Weaponry", WBAI, New York Buy it at Amazon.com

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Google Alert - "asiatic fleet"

Google News Alert for: "asiatic fleet"
Recent web entries ... Some are interesting.

Port Hope-born hero honoured on American postage stamp
Northumberland Today
... naval attache in Paris during the Spanish-American War, attache in St. Petersburg, Russia and inspector of target practice for the US Asiatic fleet. ...
Google Blogs Alert for: "asiatic fleet"
port of la – Facil Subasta
By admin
It has a nice Coulthard "Asiatic Fleet in China" cachet. It is franked with stamp "Navy Heroes". This envelope is in good condition, but wrinkled. Member USCS #10385 (I also earned the stamp collecting merit badge as a boy scout!). ...
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Google Web Alert for: "asiatic fleet"
USS MCCORMICK DD-223 Naval Cover 1930 ASIATIC FLEET - eBay (item ...
eBay: Find USS MCCORMICK DD-223 Naval Cover 1930 ASIATIC FLEET in the Stamps , United States , Covers , Event Covers , Naval category on eBay.
Military Christmas Card U.S.Asiatic Fleet TSINGTAO-Navy - eBay ...
eBay: Find Military Christmas Card USAsiatic Fleet TSINGTAO-Navy in the Collectibles , Militaria , Militaria Date Unknown , Navy category on eBay.
Wapedia - Wiki: Philippines Campaign (1941–1942)
The United States Asiatic Fleet and 16th Naval District, based at Manila, provided the naval defenses for the Philippines. Commanded by Admiral Thomas C. ...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Charlie Ankerberg - 2010

One of the most colorful of the Asiatic Fleet who served with distinction and filled many interviews with a clear perspective of the war and its tragic and human events.
Obituary Is HERE :

Saturday, March 13, 2010