USS Denver Remembers USS Peary, Departs Darwin, Australia


Story Number: NNS130908-04Release Date: 9/8/2013 11:27:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Lindahl, Navy Public Affairs Support Element, Norfolk

DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- Chief selectees aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) held a wreath laying memorial in honor of sunken destroyer USS Peary (DD 226) as they departed Darwin, Australia, Sept. 8.

Peary was sunk just outside of Darwin Feb. 19, 1942 after she came under attack by Japanese dive bombers during World War II, resulting in 88 deaths and 13 injuries.

"This signifies that we have not forgotten the legacy left behind by those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom," said Chief Machinist's Mate (Sel) David C. Jumper.

Denver's visit to Darwin served primarily as a liberty port for the crew and followed a working port visit in Dili, Timor-Leste. Sailors and Marines had the opportunity to participate in community service projects and enjoy some personal time while in port.

Denver is on patrol with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, commanded by Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11, and is currently participating in Exercise Koolendong with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.

For more news from Navy Public Affairs Support Element, Norfolk, visit www.navy.mil/local/pacennorfolk/.

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Chief petty officer selectees assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) honor sunken destroyer USS Peary (DD 226) with a wreath memorial as Denver departs Darwin, Australia.
130908-N-KL846-009 DARWIN, Australia (Sept. 8, 2013) Chief petty officer selectees assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) honor sunken destroyer USS Peary (DD 226) with a wreath memorial as Denver departs Darwin, Australia. Denver is on patrol with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is currently participating in Exercise Koolendong with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Lindahl/Released)
September 8, 2013
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