USS Begor


Fay Broughton Begor was born in Moriah, N. Y., 15 October 1916 and received his M. D. from McGill University. Appointed a Lieutenant (junior grade), USNR, in 1942, Dr. Begor was killed in action on board a landing craft in the Pacific 9 September 1943 while assisting injured soldiers and seamen. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.

The USS Begor was launched 25 May 1944 by Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Mich.; sponsored by Mrs. F. B. Begor, widow of Lieutenant Begor; and commissioned 14 March 1945. Assigned to the Pacific Fleet, Begor arrived at Pearl Harbor 30 May 1945. She arrived at Guam 17 August after escorting convoys among the Marshall, Caroline, and Philippine Islands (June-August 1945). Departing 20 August with UDT-21 embarked, she joined 3rd Fleet units enroute to occupy Japan. The transport operated along the US west coast until June 1946 when she sailed for Bikini Atoll to participate in the atomic bomb tests. During the Korean conflict Begor served two tours. The first  included participation in the Hungnam Evacuation . The second consisted of patrol  operations, as well as participation in the post- Armistice prisoner of war exchange.Begor received five battle stars for her Korean service. The ship  was decommissioned, 20 July 1959 and struck from the Naval Register, 15 May 1975 and scrapped on 6 December 1976..

For more information on the ship and Fay Begor  USS Begor Association website. and  US Naval History Center

The USS Begor off Hungnam, Korea on 24 December 1950 as UDT teams ashore destroy U.S. supply depot, and equipment.

USS Begor in 1953