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. Also presented is some information
regarding the Cecil B. DeMille movie
pertaining to the incident - The Story of Dr. Wassell.
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
Jim Anglin Bio.
06/09/2012 - The Marby.
Cleaned up various files. Included Navy Cross info for
Oscar Rudie info was updated.
He passed away on July 26, 2010. Added pages for
Harry Clephane, and
John C. Harrison.
Pictures of the dock today
Ports Of Call document
MARBLEHEAD CL-12; Ports of Call. 1937 – 1945 (Annotated)
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 - site creator).
This web site is a compilation of another site and a collection of
everything "Marby". If it seems a litte mixed up, this is why. Plans are in
the works for a site update at some point.