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George H. Sharp

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Commanding Officer

Company Description: For over 20 years we have continued a business started by my grandfather, Charles E Berry Sr. over a hundred years ago in Washington D. C. He began as a jeweler's...   more

Employment History

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  • Member
    St. Peter Roman Catholic Church
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George ..., 22 Sept 2011 [cached]
George Sharp Berry & Co. Berry & Co Antique Silver
George Sharp Patterns
Ship's History, 30 June 2007 [cached]
George H. Sharp relieved CDR.M.R.
Sharp as Commanding Officer of the BERRY.
In May of 1962, the BERRY participated in Project Mercury.While on Project Mercury she visited Bermuda for several days.In June she began another Midshipman Training Cruise, spending most of the ensuing six weeks in ASW exercises in the Atlantic.
At the beginning of fiscal year "62," the U.S.S. FRED T. BERRY was designated a General Purpose Destroyer.
In September of 1962, she departed for a seven-month tour of duty with the Sixth Fleet.Again with the Sixth Fleet, the ship participated in fleet exercises and patrolling duty.During October and November she was on alert as a result of the Cuban Crisis that fall.In 1962 she visited Souba Bay, Izmir, Athens, Beaulieu, Salerno, Messina and Golfe Juan.Christmas was spent at Naples, and New Years was spent at La Spezia, Italy.
After a visit to Beirut, Lebanon, the BERRY passed through the Suez Canal on 17 January 1963 and reported to Commander, Middle East Force for duty.During the following six weeks she visited Nassawa, Ethiopia where she participated in ceremonies witnessed by Emperor Haile Salaasie as well as the British Protectorate of Aden, Bahrain, Ras Tannura Aabu Nu Air, and Jidda, Saudi Arabia.After being relieved of her Middle East duties the BERRY once again passed through the Suez Canal and, after an independent crossing of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean, with stops at Rota, Spain and the Azores, returned to Newport on the 1 April 1963.
April and May were spent in Newport with the ship participating in a number of local operations.On the 4 June she embarked twenty-one midshipmen and joined Task Group 83.4 for seven weeks of ASW operations.
Rappahannock Lions - In Memoriam, 18 Nov 2012 [cached]
George H. Sharp, 1920-2005
George Sharp's naval service of 26 years included command of three destroyers and the USS Ajax, flagship of Service Squadron 7, U.S. Seventh Fleet. He was chief engineering officer on destroyers in the Pacific during WW II, and was decorated for his actions after his destroyer capsized in a typhoon. He retired as a Captain in 1968 and served five years as Plant Engineer of the Baltimore refinery of the Kennecott Copper Corporation. From 1974 until 1992, he was owner/operator of Mountain Green Farm, a commercial fruit growing and beef cattle operation in Washington, Virginia, and was a pioneer in the introduction of dwarf apple tree cultivation in Rappahannock County. He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Washington, Va., the Knights of Columbus, the U.S.
Mid Wales Bowling Association Officers 2007, 7 Nov 2007 [cached]
Ken Price(Captain), Eddie Williams, George Sharp, Roy Jones, Haydn Morgans
George Sharp (Captain), Ken Bounds, Eddie Williams, Roy Jones, Colin Perrier, Bill Weale
George Sharp who was captain ..., 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
George Sharp who was captain from June 1960 through March 1962.Captain Sharp had planned to attend but was forced to pass due to pressing health problems. (As a sidelight, Capt. Sharp underwent successful cancer surgery shortly after the reunion and is making a good recovery.We hope he will be able to attend the 2006 reunion in Jacksonville, Florida)
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