USS Marblehead

Official US Navy Photograph

This site is dedicated to preserving the history of the USS Marblehead and its most defining moment in history - The Battle of Makassar Strait.  This includes the story of Corydon Wassell, M.D., the wounded men of the USS Marblehead and USS Houston, and their perilous journey across Java to reach the safety of Australia.

Did you know?
March 1 is Asiatic Fleet Day?

Latest Updates

02/18/2019 - Added National Asiatic Fleet Day notice.
03/09/2016 - Corrected Harry Clifford Clephane link.
12/30/2014 - Added ports of call pdf file. (here)
12/30/2014 - Corrected spelling of Van Bergen in The Sailors link.
12/29/2014 - Added pictures of the dock in Simon's Town (here)
12/27/2014 - Servers were changed. Guestbook working again
10/13/2013 - Updated David W. Hodges Bio.
03/22/2013 - Correct spelling of S2c Roman F. Puetz
06/23/2012 - Guestbook is back online.
06/22/2012 - Added photos to Jim Anglin Bio.
06/09/2012 - The Marby. Cleaned up various files. Included Navy Cross info for HermanEdward Hock.
01/09/2011 - Oscar Rudie info was updated.  He passed away on July 26, 2010.  Added pages for Ping Tseng, Edward Blessman, Harry Clephane, and John C. Harrison.

A special dedication...

To Ray Kester (1920-2018) who passed away in October 2018. He served on the USS Marblehead and helped fine tune details from this period, and assist in answering various questions.

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Albert Einstein

Comments and Information

If you have any comments concerning this Web site or if you have any information regarding the events, ships, aircraft or sailors, please feel free to share this with the Webmaster. (Craig Chariton - original site creator).

This web site is a compilation of another site and a collection of everything "Marby". If it seems mixed up, this is why. Plans are in the works for a site update at some point.

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