Pearl Harbor Attack

The Destroyer Tender USS Dobbin was commissioned on July 23, 1924. Early in her service life, the USS Dobbin moved back and forth between the Atlantic Fleet and Pacific Fleet. She was stationed in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. At the time of the Japanese attack, the USS Dobbin was rafted with five destroyers. She was anchored off the northeastern side of Ford Island, not far from the hospital ship USS Solace. This gave the crew aboard the USS Dobbin a good view of the attack unfolding around them. Later in the attack, Japanese aircraft were looking for targets of opportunity, and a bomb almost hit the Dobbin. She only took minor shrapnel damage. The USS Dobbin dispatched small boats to pick up sailors who were in the water, having been blown off of or abandoned their ships. After the attack, The USS Dobbin was part of the task force that attempted to hunt down the withdrawing Japanese. For most of the war, the USS Dobbin operated out of Australian ports until the liberation of the Philippines when she moved to Subic Bay. The USS Dobbin was decommissioned on September 27, 1946. Below is a list of the personnel killed on December 7, 1941. Please view the list to learn the names of those who lost their lives on that day.

A view taken around 0926 hrs during the Pearl Harbor Attack in the morning of 7 December 1941, from an automobile on the road in the Aiea area, looking about WSW with destroyer moorings closest to the camera. In the center of the photograph are: the destroyer tender USS Dobbin (AD-3), with destroyers USS Hull (DD-350), USS Dewey (DD-349), USS Worden (DD-352) and USS MacDonough (DD-351) alongside. The ship just to the left of that group is USS Phelps (DD-360), which got underway on two boilers around 0926 hrs. The group further to the right consists of: the destroyer tender USS Whitney (AD-4), with destroyers USS Conyngham (DD-371), USS Reid (DD-369), USS Tucker (DD-374), USS Case (DD-370) and USS Selfridge (DD-357) alongside. The hospital ship USS Solace (AH-5) is barely visible at the far left., USN, Official U.S. Navy photo 80-G-33045 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command, PD-USGov

The U.S. Navy destroyer tender USS Dobbin (AD-3) at Seeadler Harbor, Admiralty Islands, on 12 June 1944. Alongside are the destroyer escort USS Lovering (DE-39) and the destroyers USS Welles (DD-628), USS Mustin (DD-413) and USS Fletcher (DD-445)., U.S. Navy, U.S. Navy photo [1]/80-G-238090, PD-USGov

S. No. Name, Rank S. No. Name, Rank
1 J. W. Baker, TM3c 3 Howard F. Carter, Cox
2 Roy A. Gross, F1c 4 Andrew M. Marze, GM1c

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