San Diego (CA) Photos

January 27, 2009

USS Howard DDG83 and USS Peleliu LHA5

Filed under: Places to visit — Tags: , , , , , — washaw @ 6:00 am

USS Howard is named in honor of Gunnery Sgt. Jimmie E. Howard, USMC, (1929–1993), recipient of the Medal of Honor for his leadership of a platoon against repeated attacks by a battalion-sized Viet Cong force. Every time USS Howard sets to sea from its homeport of San Diego, it passes within view of Gunnery Sgt. Howard’s grave at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and salutes it’s namesake.

In November 2001, the USS Peleliu delivered the first U.S. Marines to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. On August 10, 2008 she responded to a distress call from the merchant vessel the Gem of Kilakari, who was being attacked by armed pirates in the Gulf of Aden north of Somalia. The attack was successfully halted with no injuries.

USS Peleliu LHA5 and USS Howard DDG83


  1. You really of spoilt for choice with the array of impressive boats ans ships. All taken so well. I beleive the Euterpe formerly the Star of India is moored somewhere here. It was actually built in Ramsey where I blog from which is why I have an interest in it.

    Comment by babooshka — January 27, 2009 @ 6:27 am

  2. I’m honored for your look at my pictures and comment. Yes, the Star of India has a place of honor on our waterfront here in San Diego. The pictures are scheduled for posting in a few weeks. I will send along a link. Your pictures are amazing, thanks so much for sharing them with us.

    Comment by washaw — January 30, 2009 @ 7:29 am

  3. I’m honored to have my daughter serving on the USS HOWARD as so is she. She serves as so did her older brother.
    Proud Parent

    Comment by Angela — September 2, 2009 @ 8:54 am

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