Subsequent LEYTE operation.

(Continuing the Seay summaries.) At 1600, 28 November 1944, departed SEEADLEY HARBOR, MANUS ISLAND with units of Task Unit 77.1.5 for LEYTE GULF. Arrived there at 0335, 2 December 1944. From 2 December to 19 December this ship did various duties including screening heavy unites in Leyte Gulf, escorting a…

Support of minesweeping operations and amphibious assault on DINICAT AND LEYTE islands, 12 October to 16 November, 1944.

Continuing the Capt. Seay summaries: During this operation this vessel was employed for various purposes. The first few days of the operation were interrupted by very heavy seas. On 20 October, 1944 the ship rendered scheduled neutralizing fire in the vicinity of CANON HILL. Concentrated enemy mortar fire was observed…

Captain Seay Summary (cont’d)

Continuing with Capt Seay’s Summaries of the Bryant’s participation in battles. Amphibious assault and underwater demolition team support on PELILIU during PALAU operations from 6 September to 29 September. In this operation the primary work carried on was that of covering the underwater demolition teams, delivering call fire, and night…

Summary of Activities of USS Bryant — Saipan and Tinian

I will be posting summaries of the Bryant as written by Captain Seay. These will come as excerpts as he wrote them. The first follows: S. S. BRYANT (DD 665) SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES OF USS BRYANT (DD-665) BEGINNING WITH THE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT ON SAIPAN.   Amphibious assault on SAIPAN AND…

The Bryant Plaque

Attached to the USS Bryant while it was in mothballs was the plaque shown here. Some of the crew members have wondered what became of this plaque, since the ship was destroyed for scrap. If anyone knows, please contact us so we can let these and other crew members and…

New Website

The USS Bryant Association was very active in its day. I hope to revive some of that activity with this website. Most of the crew members have passed, but I believe there are a few still alive who can appreciate this tribute. This website replaces the previous one that piggy-backed…