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Destroyer escort USS Tabberer in her Measure 31, Design 22D paint scheme in late 1944, probably Hawaii.US Navy ships at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, early Dec 1944. Note that this is a reverse angle and distant view of the ships in the famous “Murderers’ Row” photograph but a day or two earlier.
Destroyer escort USS Tabberer in her Measure 31, Design 22D paint scheme in late 1944, probably Hawaii.US Navy ships at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, early Dec 1944. Note that this is a reverse angle and distant view of the ships in the famous “Murderers’ Row” photograph but a day or two earlier.
Memorandum of Commendation to “All Hands” of destroyer escort USS Tabberer from her commanding officer, LtCdr Henry Plage, commending them for their performance in the recent typhoon and subsequent rescue work.38 of the 41 officers and men from the USS Hull rescued by the USS Tabberer gathered on Tabberer’s quarterdeck after arrival at the Ulithi anchorage, 22 Dec 1944.
Memorandum of Commendation to “All Hands” of destroyer escort USS Tabberer from her commanding officer, LtCdr Henry Plage, commending them for their performance in the recent typhoon and subsequent rescue work.38 of the 41 officers and men from the USS Hull rescued by the USS Tabberer gathered on Tabberer’s quarterdeck after arrival at the Ulithi anchorage, 22 Dec 1944.
All 14 men from the USS Spence rescued by the USS Tabberer gathered on Tabberer’s quarterdeck after arrival at the Ulithi anchorage, 22 Dec 1944.Destroyer escort USS Tabberer at Ulithi showing that she had been dismasted by Typhoon Cobra, 22 Dec 1944.
All 14 men from the USS Spence rescued by the USS Tabberer gathered on Tabberer’s quarterdeck after arrival at the Ulithi anchorage, 22 Dec 1944.Destroyer escort USS Tabberer at Ulithi showing that she had been dismasted by Typhoon Cobra, 22 Dec 1944.
United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Henry L. Plage, commanding officer of the destroyer escort USS Tabberer, circa 1945.Citation from the Secretary of the Navy authorizing the Navy Unit Commendation for the USS Tabberer and her entire compliment of men for their heroic and persistent rescue work following Typhoon Cobra.
United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Henry L. Plage, commanding officer of the destroyer escort USS Tabberer, circa 1945.Citation from the Secretary of the Navy authorizing the Navy Unit Commendation for the USS Tabberer and her entire compliment of men for their heroic and persistent rescue work following Typhoon Cobra.
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