USS Harry M Bauer (DM-26)


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Entry: 66493
Subject: CROSSING THE ARCTIC CIRCLE JULY 14TH 1951

Nancy Dunn wrote on July 14, 2008


City and State: PHILADELPHIA MS

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just looking for any info someone may have about this adventure these men had that July! My father has been dead for 40 years and I only have a few pictures or pieces of paper that tell me about his service to this great country. His name was Cecil H. Dunn.

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Entry: 54900
Subject: MY FIRST SHIP

Claude Lowery JR. wrote on December 30, 2005

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City and State: AMARILLO TX

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Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: My first ship in 1955, did decommission work at Savannah Ship Yard and Charleston in 1955 and 1956, transferred to USS BlueBird in 1956. Transferred to Brunswick NAS in 1957, promoted to RD1 and transferred to USAF in 1958. Received Commission from USAF and retired from active duty on October 1, 1975.

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William (Bill) Carpentier wrote on February 5, 2004

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City and State: GALESBURG IL

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 19318
Subject: A PROUD MEMBER PASSED AWAY

David Marchioni wrote on September 8, 2001

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad James Francis Marchioni passed away this August Past. I remember him telling me of his fond memories serving upon the USS Bauer. He served on the BB-62 New Jersey and the Bauer. He said that he missed the days upon the Bauer the most.

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Entry: 5134
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on November 19, 1999

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City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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NOTE: ALTHOUGH IN COMMISSION, THIS SHIP DID NOT SERVE IN THE KOREAN WAR ZONE.



USS HARRY F. BAUER (DM-26)


(DM-26: dp. 2200: l. 376'6"; b. 40'10"; dr. 15'8"; s. 34 k.; cpl. 336; a. 3 5", 8 20mm., 2 .50 car.; cl. Robert H. Smith)


“...to the troubled Mediterranean...”


Harry F. Bauer (DM-26) was launched as DD-738 by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine, 9 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Harry F. Bauer, wife of Lt. Comdr. Bauer; converted to minelayer DM-26 and commissioned 22 September 1944, Comdr. R. C. Williams, Jr., in command.


In 1950 Harry F. Bauer made her first cruise to the troubled Mediterranean, departing 9 September and returning to Charleston 1 February 1951. During the years that followed she continued with tactical operations, that took her to the Caribbean and Northern Europe. She ended active steaming in September 1955 and decommissioned 12 March 1956 at Charleston.


From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Keywords: MINESWEEPER, MEDITERRANEAN, 6TH FLEET,







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