USS PILSBURY (DD-227) UNDERWAY IN THE NORTH CHANNEL


The first Pillsbury (DD-227) was laid down by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. 23 October 1919, launched 3 August 1920.Pillsbury served for many years with the Asiatic Fleet. On 27 November 1941, by order of the Commander Asiatic Fleet Admiral T. C. Hart, Pillsbury departed from Manila together with other units of the fleet. For some time she operated in the vicinity of Borneo, and was in that area when the Japanese struck at Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941. She was sunk with all hands between 1 and 4 March 1942.

The Pillsbury

 

 

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