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DD-522 Luce
United States Navy destroyer
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Fletcher 1942/08/24
Bethlehem Steel Co., Staten Is., N.Y.
1943/03/06 1943/06/21 1945/05/04
sunk
Namesake: RAdm Stephen B. Luce
TTD differences from class:
Camouflage: 42: Ms 21, 43: Ms 32/18d


WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
43/10/1?       joinPac - Panama Canal   66 
43/10/1? 43/10/28     sail from Panama to Bremerton   66 
43/11/0? 43/11/29     P.H. - gunnery exercises   66 
43/11/30 44/08/08   94 Aleutians - ASW, patrol duty   66 
44/03/01 44/03/05   94.6 raid Kuriles - sinking freighter (2000 BRT)   66  856 
44/03/04     94.6 damaged by heavy weather in Kuriles   85 
44/06/1? 44/06/28   94 shell Paramushiro, Macuwa   66 
44/08/08 44/08/31     sail from Aleutians to San Francisco > P.H.   66 
44/08/31 44/09     P.H.   66 
44/10/11 44/11/01 King2 79     66 
44/11/01 44/12/12     escort duty, ASW patrols from Manus to New Guinea   66 
44/12/12 44/12/27     New Guinea   66 
44/12/27 45/01/11 Mike1 78     66 
45/01/11 45/01/16 Mike1 78 sail from Luzon to San Pedro Bay, Leyte   66 
45/01/16 45/01/25     San Pedro Bay, Leyte - patrol duty   66 
45/01/25 45/02 Mike7 78.3 land San Antonio, San Felipe   66 
45/02/02 45/03/24 Mike1   escort resupply convoys from San Pedro Bay to Subic Bay and back   66 
45/03/02 45/03/05?     escort (+Wickes, Charles J. Badger) Portland, Minneapolis to Ulithi   66 
45/03/24 45/04/01 Iceber 51.1 land Keise Shima   66 
45/04/01 45/05/04 Iceber   Kerama Retto - RP duty   66 
45/05/04   Iceber   sunk(kami: Ki-43,A6M5b) - Okinawa/RP12 (26-35N, 127-10E) - 149 KIA, 94 WIA   66  86  85

Ship status, hull number changes...: sunk 2643' N., 12714'E.
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 5 Battle Stars
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