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USS Fiske (DE-143). Broken in two and sinking in the Atlantic Ocean on 2 August 1944, after she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-804. Note men abandoning ship by walking down the side of her capsizing bow section. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives, 80-G-270257.


Famous People Who Served Actor, BT1 Pat Hingle US Navy (Served 1941-1945) Short Bio: Character actor Hingle was born Martin Patterson Hingle in Miami on July 19, 1924. He'd had one semester at the University of Texas when World War II broke out. He entered the Navy and served as an enlisted man on a destroyer in the Pacific.


Grace Murray Hopper (12/9/1906- 1/1/92) was a mathematician and a pioneer in the use of computers in the military, particularly in the USN where she became the first woman to hold the rank of Rear Admiral. "Amazing Grace" was one of the inventors of the computer language "COBOL" and was the first person to use the word "bug" to describe an error in a computer program. Follow link for the rest of her interesting story.


Oscar winning actor Robert Montgomery (1904-1981), joined the U.S. Navy and served as Naval Attache on British destroyers hunting U-boats. He became a PT boat commander, and participated in the D-Day invasion on board a Destroyer. Montgomery served five years of active war duty, was awarded a Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Ribbon, the European Theater Ribbon with 2 Battle Stars, one Overseas Service Bar, and promoted to the rank of Lt. Commander.