USS Peary (DD-226)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Clemson 
Pennant DD 226 
Built by William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 9 Sep 1919 
Launched 6 Apr 1920 
Commissioned 22 Oct 1920 
Lost 19 Feb 1942 
Loss position 12.30S, 130.50E off Darwin, Australia
  USS Peary (Lt.Cdr. John Michael Bermingham) was sunk by Japanese carrier aircraft  in position 1230'S, 13050'E, 91 of her crew were lost and The commanding officer was amongst those killed. 49 were rescued by swimming for boats though 12 were rescued by the Southern Maid.
Commander  Lt.Cdr. John Michael Bermingham, USN   Dec 1941 to  19 Feb 1942