USS Peary

Northern Territory,Australia

USS Peary was a Clemson class destroyer built in Philadelphia and launched in April 1920. She was put in service in the Pacific and the Yangtze River Patrol Force in 1922. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941 she was in the Philippines and was attacked several times before she arrived Darwin in late December. 19.February 1942 Darwin was attacked by two waves of Japanese planes and Peary was hit five times. She went down with the loss 88 men. A gun and other weapons were raised from the wreck in 1950 and the wreck rest today on a depth of 27 to 30 meter in Darwin harbor.

Former names:
USS Peary
314,4 x 31,9 x 9,3 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1190 grt
Philadelphia ( US ) 1920
( US )

12° 28.512'S 130° 49.788'E
( Source: Sea Darwin )

Picture: USS Peary in 1942
Deprtment of Energy & Enviroment,AU
Public domain

Last updated: August 2019