Mature, Victor John, BMC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Last Primary Rate
BM-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rate Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1945-1945, BM, USS Admiral H.T. Mayo (AP-125)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Rancho Santa Fe
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Aug 04, 1999
 
Location of Interment
Saint Micheal Cemetery - Louisville, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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  1942-1944, BM, USCGC Storis (WMEC-38/NRUC)

BM-Boatswain's Mate
From Month/Year
November / 1942
To Month/Year
January / 1944
Unit
USCGC Storis (WMEC-38/NRUC) Unit Page
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Rate
BM-Boatswain's Mate
Location
Boston
Country/State
United States
 
 
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USCGC Storis (WMEC-38/NRUC)

USCGC STORIS (WAGL/WAGB/WMEC-38)

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STORIS Through History (By:Priscilla Messner)
Namesake: Anglicization version of the Danish word ‘sirorssuit’ meaning ‘large ice’
Vessel Type: Light Icebreaker (1942), Medium Endurance Cutter (1972)
 
Commissioned30 SEP 1942
Decommissioned08 FEB 2007
Total Time in Service:  64 years, 4 months, 9 days
Current StatusCurrently in temporary storage at National Defense Reserve Fleet facility in Suisun Bay, CA waiting final disposition.

Keel Laid14 JUL 1941
Launched04 APR 1942
Builder: Toledo Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, OH

Lives Saved:  250 
Vessels Saved25
People in Remote Areas Assisted: 100,000 thousand 
Vessels Boarded:  7,500
Miles traveled 1.5 million

Call Sign:NRUC
Nicknames"Queen of the Fleet", "Galloping Ghost of the Alaskan Coast", "Bulldog of the Bering", "Sore-Us"
Homeports: Boston, MA (1942-1945); Curtis Bay, MD (1945-1948); Juneau, AK (1948-1957); Kodiak, AK (1957-2007)
Unit Awards: 47

 
Notable Achievements
  • Patrolled off of Greenland during WWII
  • First U.S. Vessel to transit Northwest Passage (1957)
    Participated in Second Most Dangerous Rescue in USCG History (1989) 
  • Queen of the Fleet (1991-2007)
  • Last CG Cutter to see combat in WWII upon decommissioning (2007)
  • Cutter with longest service in the Bering Sea: 58 years, 4 mos.
Configuration
Length230'
Beam43'2"
Draft15'max
Displacement: 1715 fl (1945); 2030 fl (2006)
Complement17 officers, 131 men (1945); 12 officers, 72 Enlisted (2006)

Propulsion1 electric motor driven by generators driven by 3 Cooper-Bessemer-type GN-8 8-cylinder diesels; 1,800 SHP; single screw
Top speed13.0 knots
Economic speed8 knots

Electronics:
   Detection Radar: Bk (1943); SL (1945)
   Sonar: QCL-2 (1945)
   Armament: 2-3"/50 (single); 
4-20mm/80 (single); 2 depth charge tracks' 4 Y-guns;2 Mousetraps (1945); 1- 25MM Gun, 2- .50 cal machine guns (2006) 


Type
HQ/Command Elements
Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned
Parent Unit
CG Vessels
Strength
Medium Endurance Cutter
Created/Owned By
Baker, David C. (Dave) 1
   

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2013
   
   
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