Month: June 2019

Fred Sheller and his Recollections

My Recollections of the Collision of USS Murphy (DD603) By Fredric E. Sheller, former Yeoman 2C, USNR (Occurred on October 21, 1943, at about 9:20 PM (2120 Hrs military time), approximately 100 miles out of New York Harbor.) (Collision was with the SS Bulkoil, American Tanker, as the Murphy and other ships were underway and […]

Letter from U.S. Navy Memorial

Dear Ms. Sautter, On behalf of the U.S. Navy Memorial I would like to thank you for the ship’s bell from the destroyer USS Murphy (DD-603) that you delivered to our Curator Jarrett Smith on November 21, 2018.  The bell is nicely mounted for display with plaques covering 25 ship reunions from 1988 through 2012.  […]