Pearl Harbor Attack

The USS Pruitt DD-347 was a Clemson-class destroyer commissioned on June 9, 1920. In June of 1937, she was converted to a destroyer minelayer and redesignated DM-22. On December 7, 1941, the USS Pruitt was in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. When the attack commenced, the Pruitt’s crew ran to other ships to assist their crews. After the attack, her refit was completed, and the USS Pruitt conducted minelaying operations around the Hawaiian Islands. She participated in escort missions around the Aleutian Islands and escorting ships between the US West coast and the Aleutian Islands. They then participated in operations around the Solomon Islands. In 1944, she was overhauled and assigned to train submarines in Hawaiian water. She would continue to train submarines for the remainder of the war. She was decommissioned on November 16, 1945. Please view the list to learn the names of those who lost their lives on that day.


Launching of USS Pruitt (DD-347) on 2 August 1920 at Bath Iron Works, Maine (USA)., U.S. Navy: The original uploader was ScottyBoy900Q at English Wikipedia., 2005-08-27 (original upload date), U.S. Navy photo [1] available on, PD-USGov

The U.S. Navy destroyer minelayers USS Sicard (DM-21), USS Tracy (DM-19), USS Preble (DM-20) and USS Pruitt (DM-22) at anchor in the Hawaiian Islands, 30 July 1939., U.S. Navy, Official U.S. Navy photo NH 81004 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command, PD-USGov

S. No.Name, Rank

1 George R. Keith, RM3c

Killed on the Pennsylvania.