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At 1500 February 23, 1944, the U.S.S. Richard P. Leary (DD-664) was placed in commission by Captain R. C. Grady, USN (Ret.), in Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts. Commander Frederic S. Habecker, USN assumed command. This vessel was named for the late Rear Admiral Richard P. Leary, USN and was built at the Navy Yard, Boston Massachusetts, the keel having been laid on 4 July 1943. The launching took place on 6 October 1943.

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United States Navy, World War 1939-1945, Regimental Histories, U.S.S. Richard P. Leary, DD 664, Boston


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Included are the Log of the Leary, citations, and rosters of the officers and of enlisted men.

Log of the U.S.S. Richard P. Leary



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