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USS Currier was a of the United States Navy, named after Lieutenant Roger Noon Currier. Currier was born in Portland, Oregonmarker on 20 April 1913 and graduated from the United States Naval Academymarker on 3 June 1937. Embarked in , he was killed during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanalmarker on the night of 13 November 1942.

Currier was launched on 14 October 1943 at the Defoe Shipbuilding Company, Bay City, Michiganmarker. The ship was sponsored by Mrs. R. N. Currier, widow of Lieutenant Currier; and commissioned on 1 February 1944, with Commander A.L. Lind, USNR, in command.

After a voyage on convoy escort duty to Casablancamarker from 28 May to 17 June 1944, Currier returned to Oranmarker on 10 July to escort convoys passing from Oran to Naplesmarker, Bizertemarker, Palermomarker, and Gibraltarmarker. On 12 August, she cleared Salernomarker with a convoy of 112 LCI(L)'s and 28 other escorts carrying troops of the 45th Infantry Regiment, for the assault landings on southern Francemarker on 14 August 1944. Currier screened the transports during the landings, then guarded convoys from Oran to the beachheads from 20 August to 4 September. Between 10 September and 20 September, she was escort commander of the "Naples Shuttle", providing supplies to the invading troops. After returning to Oran, she left on 28 September for the west coast of the United Statesmarker, arriving at San Diego, Californiamarker on 27 October.

Currier departed San Franciscomarker on 23 November 1944 for Saipanmarker, arriving on 28 December for radar picket duty, patrol, and to escort convoys to Eniwetok, Ulithimarker, Guammarker, and Iwo Jimamarker. From 29 July 1945 until the end of the war, she voyaged between Guam and Okinawamarker on escort duty. On 28 August she joined to accept the surrender of the Japanese garrison on Rotamarker, then inspected the island.

Currier departed Eniwetok on 19 September 1945 for overhaul at San Pedro. In March 1946, she was back in the Far East transporting Japanese prisoners of war from Hong Kongmarker and Shanghai. After calling at Chinesemarker ports, she patrolled along the Koreanmarker and northern China coast investigating small craft and taking the crew of six of these into custody for trial. She called at Manila, Philippinesmarker for a visit in February 1947, then returned to San Diego, arriving there on 2 March 1947. Between 1948 and 1952, Currier was on the west coast and in the Hawaiian Islandsmarker, concentrating on anti-submarine warfare training. On 19 April 1952, she sailed from San Diego for duty in the Western Pacificmarker, patrolling off the east coast of Korea and in the Taiwan Straitsmarker, and participating in hunter-killer exercises in Japanese waters. Returning to San Diego on 6 September, she served as sonar school training ship until 20 May 1954 when she began her fourth Far Eastern cruise. Currier returned to San Diego on 7 September 1954 to resume local operations, primarily with the Fleet Sonar School, until being placed out of commission in reserve at San Francisco on 4 April 1960.

Currier received two battle stars for World War II service and one for Korean War service.


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