VICE Admiral Harry B. Jarrett
USS JARRETT (FFG-33) is named for the late Vice Admiral Harry B.
Jarrett, USN (1898-1974), an outstanding sailor of World War II. He
received the Navy Cross for heroism in the Battle of the Coral Sea and
served with great valor as a destroyer screen commander for the fast
carrier task force operations in the Pacific as well as a bombardment
group commander in the Marshall and Marianas campaigns.
He was awarded the Legion of Merit for command of his destroyer fire
support unit In the Marianas campaign. The Silver Star Medal for
gallantry in commanding the destroyer screen for carrier striking the
Palaus, the Philippines and the Marianas; and the Bronze Star Medal for
heroic actions as Commander Scouting Line for the fast carrier force
bound for the raids early in 1945 on Okinawa, Tokyo, and Formosa.
Upon the close of World War II, Vice Admiral Jarrett had commanded the
light cruiser USS ASTORIA (CL-90); was a member of the staff of the
Training Command, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; served as the Plans and Policy
Officer (Naval Reserve) under the Chief of Naval Operations; and was
Senior Military Attaché, Taiwan, before successive command
Destroyer Flotilla 4 and Cruiser Flotilla4. In February 1953, he became
the Deputy Inspector General, Navy Department, serving until his
retirement in November 1954.