Krames, Edward C., PO1

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Last Rank
Boatswain's Mate 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1940-1943, BM-0000, USS Helena (CL-50)
Service Years
1936 - 1943
BM-Boatswain's Mate
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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Jul 05, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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USS Helena (CL-50) was a St. Louis-class light cruiser of the United States Navy, damaged in the attack on Pearl Harbor, and subsequently active in the Pacific War until she was sunk at the battle of Kula Gulf in 1943. Helena was the first ship to be awarded the Navy Unit Commendation.
Helena, the second Navy ship named after the city of Helena, Montana, was launched 27 August 1939 by the New York Navy Yard, sponsored by Miss Elinor Carlyle Gudger, granddaughter of Senator Thomas J. Welch of Montana, and commissioned 18 September 1939, Captain Max B. Demott in command.

 


Uss Helena in the South Pacific, 1943
(note: radar antennas have been brushed out by censors)
Career (US) United States Navy ensign
Name: Helena
Namesake: Helena, Montana
Builder: New York Navy Yard
Laid down: 1936-12-09
Launched: 1939-08-27
Commissioned: 1939-09-18
Fate: Sunk, Battle of Kula Gulf, 1943-07-06
General characteristics
Class and type: St. Louis class light cruiser
Displacement: 10,000 tons
Length: 608.3 feet (185 m)
Beam: 61.7 ft (18.8 m)
Draft: 19.8 ft (6.0 m)
Speed: 33 knots
Complement: 888 officers and enlisted men
Armament: 15×6 inch
8×5 inch
8×12 mm

 

   
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Helena (CL-50)
  1937-1941, SN-9700, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
  1940-1943, BM-0000, USS Helena (CL-50)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Cape Esperance (Second Savo)
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Kula Gulf
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Georgia Campaign (1943)
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