Roy Colon Deviney

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Roy Colon Deviney

USNR WORLD WAR II
Seaman 1st Class, Roy C. Deviney MIA/KIA
Hometown: North Carolina
Service # 9319085
Awards: Purple Heart,
Captain: Lt J.R. Crosby, USNR

Ship: USS Frederick C. Davis (DE 136)
Mission: operation Teardrop, a hunt for snorkel-equipped U-boats
Loss Date: 24-Apr-1945
Fate: Sunk by U-546 (Paul Just)
Location: 43° 52'N, 40° 15'W - Grid BC 95 North Atlantic
Complement: 195 officers and men (113 dead and 82 survivors).

Notes on event
USS Frederick C. Davis (DE 136) was participating in the operation Teardrop, a hunt for snorkel-equipped U-boats in the Western Atlantic and was part of the 4th Escort Division, which screened the escort carrier USS Bogue (CVE 9) in the Southern Surface Barrier.

On 24 Apr, 1945, U-546 discovered USS Bogue about 570 miles east-southeast of Cape Race and tried to attack on periscope depth, but USS Frederick C. Davis discovered the U-boat and prepared herself for an attack. At this moment a Gnat struck forward on the port side. The ship broke in two and sank quickly with the bow and stern raising into the air. The crew abandoned ship and were picked up within three hours by the other escort destroyers of the Division, after they had sunk U-546.

Seaman Deviney appears Tablets of the Missing East Coast Memorial New York City, He has two cenotaph memorials one at Raleigh National Cemetery Raleigh Wake County North Carolina and this one at Mount Moriah United Methodist Cemetery Casar North Carolina, his body was never recovered

Visit the virtual cemetery of USS Frederick C. Davis


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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: JW
  • Added: 3 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16896940
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roy Colon Deviney (6 Jul 1914–24 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16896940, citing Mount Moriah United Methodist Cemetery, Casar, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .