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Claude Douglas Crowley (1297) Claude Crowley Collection

 Collection

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captions for photos donated by Claude Crowley (VA036186-VA036223)
Item Number: 12970101003   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 5]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 14 Apr 2004[Updated: 14 Apr 2004]
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Claude Crowley Collection (1297) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12970000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Photographs, documents, memoirs and a drawing document Claude Crowley's stint in the United States Navy from 1945-1946. Thirty-eight photographs chronicle Crowley's duty on the USS Richard B. Anderson from October 26, 1945 to July 12, 1946. The collection also contains two chapters form Crowley's memoirs that describe his naval experience from 1945-1946; Orders and instructions for the USS Richard B. Anderson's commissioning ceremony, October 26, 1945; Pen drawing of the USS Richard B. Anderson made by Crowley, 1945; and a biographical sketch of Crowley that has been sent to the collection file.

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 18 May 2004]
Excerpt from Claude Crowley's memoirs of his Navy experiences from April 1945 to July 1946 (Pages 71-94)
Item Number: 12970102001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 25]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 14 Apr 2004[Updated: 22 May 2018]
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Interview with Claude Crowley
Item Number: OH0515   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 25]

(USN) Claude Douglas Crowley was born in Putnam County TN in 1927, and attended public schools in Cookeville TN. He joined the Tennessee State Guard in 1943, and on March 11, 1945, he was sworn in to active duty with the US Navy. He completed basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center.

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Author(s): Laura M. Calkins, PhD

Item Creation Date: 10 February 2006

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2006[Updated: 08 Feb 2008]
invitation to the Commissioning Ceremony of the U.S.S. Richard B. Anderson
Item Number: 12970101001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 26 October 1945

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 14 Apr 2004[Updated: 14 Apr 2004]
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pen and ink drawing and caption of U.S.S. Richard B. Anderson in 1945
Item Number: 12970101004   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 14 Apr 2004[Updated: 14 Apr 2004]
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Photograph
Item Number: VA036186   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

The Anderson's mast, as it appeared when new. 1945. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1945

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036187   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Anderson's whaleboat secured to a boom on the fantail. Unidentified sailor in undress blues on the boom summer, 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036188   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Seaman Cliff Severson walking aft on the port deck. Picture made from boat deck. Summer, 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036189   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Seaman Schneider, 1945 or 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036190   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Shipfitter Tindall, or Tindell. 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036191   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

The whaleboat, showing details of the stolen cover, or cabin. Summer of 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036192   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Picture of Anderson's wake during speed trail on shakedown cruise-probably November 1945. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1945

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036193   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Laundryman Freese. Photo by Claude Crowley

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036194   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Seaman' Keppie' Keplinger. Photo by Claude Crowley

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036195   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Claude Crowley and Claude Gunn on liberty

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036196   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Richard B. Anderson seamen Cliff Severson (kneeling) and Claude Gunn on liberty on Coronado Island. Spring, 1945. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1945

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036197   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Seaman Schneider by the No. 3 gun mount. Ship on the right is probably the USS Thomason, DD 760. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 07 Feb 2014]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036198   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Captain H. Q. Murray with crewmen on fantail, soon after commissioning. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036199   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Seaman Vandenburg at the ship's peak, 1945. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1945

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036200   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Efforts to salvage wrecked Anderson whaleboat on San Clemente Island. Mr. Wilder is going ashore on the rope to direct operation. Spring 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036201   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Pilot rescue duty astern of the USS Palau, CVE 122. The whaleboat is outboard for quick lowering. Anderson never had to rescue a pilot while I was aboard, although this was our main duty for many weeks. Spring, 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036202   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Pilot rescue duty astern of the USS Palau, CVE 122. The Anderson never had to rescue a pilot while I was aboard, although this was our main duty in the spring of 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036203   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Clothes drying on a line strung between the guns on No. 3 mount. Ship at right is the USS Thomason, DD 760. Summer, 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036204   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

During torpedo practice, blimps spotted the torpedoes, which were retrieved for re-use. Late 1945 or early 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036205   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Seaman ' Shady' Shaw doing maintenance work on 40 mm Guns. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036206   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Not a good picture--but there's a reason it is included. When the Anderson was new, heavy emphasis was on destroyers' antiaircraft mission. Every available space had antiaircraft guns, and in this view you can see just how close the three twin 20 mm guns are to each other on the fantail. These

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Item Creation Date: 1945

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036207   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Seaman 'Humpy' Humphries and Crowley. Late 1945 or early 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036208   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Looking astern from inside the whaleboat's 'cabin,' summer of 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036209   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Whaleboat approaching fantail. This is after the addition of the 'cabin,' or protective cover. Destroyers tender USS Frontier AD 25, in background with nest of Sumner or Gearing class destroyers. Summer of 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036210   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Anderson's whaleboat as built (before protective cover was added). Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1945

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036211   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lined up on Saturday morning, waiting for Captain's inspection. Early 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036212   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Seamen Schneider, Eskinazi, Crowley, late 1945 or early 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036213   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

View from port deck, entering San Francisco Bay, late 1945. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1945

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036214   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Sitting, L. to R.: 'Humpy' Humphries, Montgomery, Ganerman, and Dunham. Standing, P/O 3rd class Hooker, Gerdes, Collins, Cooke (a baker), Gunn, and Severson. Aboard the Richard B. Anderson, DD 786, probably late 1945 or early 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036215   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Seamen Vanderlinden and 'Humpy' Humphries. Humphries was the main whaleboat coxswain. Seaman Jewel is in the background. Aboard the Richard B. Anderson, DD 786, probably late 1945 or early 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036216   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lt. Jg. Green and S 1c Claude Crowley at midships special sea detail. Crowley is the telephone talker for that station, obviously. Probably November or December, 1945

Item Creation Date: 1945

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036217   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Second deck division coxswains Nipper on the left, and Hooker on the right, on the fantail. Nipper was from Cleveland, Tennessee, and Hooker from Indiana, I believe. Probably spring of 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036218   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

At the commissioning ceremony, October 26, 1945. The officers are just astern of the No. 3 gun mount. The hatch at right leads to the second deck division living quarters. The lady with her face partly covered by the microphone stand is Richard B. Anderson's mother. The officers include

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036219   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

The fantail was a popular place to hang out in nice weather. The man on the left is Diaz. Don't remember the others. Scene is in San Diego, the Coronado ferry is in the background. Summer, 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036220   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

On the fantail. Seaman Diaz on the left. San Diego in background. Summer, 1946. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036221   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Seaman Cliff Severson on liberty in La Jolla, 1946

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036222   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Second deck division living compartment. Notice that if the lower bunk is occupied, the lockers are inaccessible. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036223   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

We operated a few days in the spring of 1946 with the German ship Prinz Eugen, before she participated as a target in the Bikini atomic bomb test. Photo by Claude Crowley.

Item Creation Date: 1946

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 11 Mar 2004[Updated: 11 Mar 2004]
schedule and crew diagram for the commissioning of the U.S.S. Richard B. Anderson (DD 786)
Item Number: 12970101002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: 26 October 1945

Collection: Claude Crowley Collection

Added: 14 Apr 2004[Updated: 14 Apr 2004]
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