USS Courtney (DE-1021)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-3-6399-9623-4;
The second USS Courtney (DE-1021), a Dealey-class destroyer escort, was a ship of the United States Navy named for Marine Major Henry A. Courtney, Jr. (1916–1945), who was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroism in the Battle of Okinawa. Courtney was launched 2 November 1955 by Defoe Shipbuilding Company, Bay City, Mich., sponsored by Mrs. H.A. Courtney; commissioned 24 September 1956, Lieutenant Commander C.W. Coe in command; and reported to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Joining Escort Squadron 10 (CortRon 10) at Naval Station Newport, R.I., 26 April 1957, Courtney operated from that port exercising in antisubmarine warfare and Convoy escort techniques in the British West Indies until 3 September. She arrived at Milford Haven, Wales, 14 September for maneuvers with ships of other NATO navies in the Irish Sea, visiting Plymouth, England, and Brest, France, before returning to Newport 21 October 1957 to resume local operations. She...
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