North High School Wall of Honor
Theodore Jermone Feinberg
Clas of June, 1944
Theodore Jermone Feinberg
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Theodore Jermone Feinberg

Ted enlisted (or was drafted?) in the US Navy in 1944. His service number was 322-39-73. Ted's next of kin was listed as Mr. Max Feinberg, 1338 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA. The entries below will be substituted for the correct information, when received, for Theodore Jermone Feinberg. Ted was in Home Room 200.

Theodore Jermone Feinberg (correct information to follow)
Year   Rank x Status
June, 1944 x Graduated x North Des Moines High School
November 3, 1944 x Enlisted in US Navy x Boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Center
date x Training x HCS Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA
date x Training x US Naval Hospital, St Albans, NY
date x Training x US Navy Underwater Sound Lab, New London, CT
date x Training x USS Cymophane (PYc-26)
January 15, 1946 x Foreign Serv ice x Departed for foreign service
June 5, 1946 x Foregin Service x Returned from foreign service
July 8, 1946 x US Navy/Discharged USNH, Sampson, NY Discharged in ? .
date x appropriate x appropriate.
March 14, 2016 x Deceased x Deceased in San Diego, CA
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Correct photos of Theodore Jermone Feinberg coming
US Cymophane; PYc-26; Patrol Yacht
Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory; New London, CT
he Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory had its origins in the establishment of two sonar research facilities in 1941; an office of Columbia University's Division of War Research at Fort Trumbull in New London, Connecticut, and the Harvard Underwater Sound Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Connecticut office concentrated on passive sonar systems and devices while the Massachusetts office developed active systems and devices. Significant accomplishments during World War II included the development of greatly improved surface ship and submarine sonar systems, acoustic homing torpedoes, sonobuoys, and acoustic mines. This work contributed greatly to the success against U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic and the near-total destruction of the Imperial Japanese Navy and merchant fleets in the Pacific War.

Also in 1941 the United States Navy established the Underwater Sound Reference Laboratory in Orlando, Florida. The lab was built on the archeological site of Fort Gatlin on the shore of Lake Gem Mary because the sinkhole-formed lake is very deep. The Orlando lab closed in 1997 and the building was turned over to civil administration thereafter.

By 1946, the sonar efforts of the Harvard and Columbia labs were combined at Fort Trumbull as the Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory under the Navy's Bureau of Ships, now Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Research intensified during the Cold War, which was as much a technology race with the Soviets as it was an arms race. The Sound Lab's efforts were key to the further development of both submarine and anti-submarine warfare. In 1970 the Sound Lab was organizationally combined with the Naval Underwater Weapons Research and Engineering Station at Newport, Rhode Island to form the Naval Underwater Systems Center. In 1996 the facility at Fort Trumbull was closed and activities were merged at Newport.

USS Cymophane; PYc-26; Patrol Yacht

USS Cymophane (PYc-26) was an Cymophane-class patrol yacht acquired by the United States Navy early during World War II. She was used for patrol, escort, anti-submarine, and rescue operations along coastal waters.

Cymophane was built in 1926 as Sea Forth by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia; acquired by the Navy on 2 March 1942; and commissioned on 6 August 1942, Lieutenant R. M. Hull, USNR, in command.

Reassigned to the 5th Naval District, Cymophane arrived at Norfolk, Virginia on 21 November 1942. She served in anti-submarine patrol, convoy escort duty along the U.S. East Coast, and rescue operations until 6 August 1944, when she proceeded to Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was decommissioned on 25 August.

After overhaul, she was placed in service on 21 September, and on 2 October departed for New London, Connecticut, arriving on the 4th. Attached to the Underwater Sound Laboratory she alternated experimental work with submarine training until 30 April 1946.
Theodore Jermone Feinberg
Navy Group
United States Navy

US Navy Seal

US Navy Insignia

USS Turner, but for the DD834
Theodore Jermone Feinberg; 2004

Coming; photo of Theodore J. Feinberg
Launching button for USS Turner

3rd Class Radioman

2nd Class Radioman

American Campaign; Victory Medal; Navy Expeditionary Medal; United National Service Medal/Korea; Korean War Medal

Examples: American Campaign medal awarded ship in 1942;
Victory Medal; Navy Expeditionary Medal;
United Nations Service Medal/Korea;
Korean War Medal;

(1) Information was obtained from the Records on Military Personnel Who Died, were Missing in Action, or Prisoners of War as a result of the Vietnam War. This document can be found online at the National Archives and Records Administration at

(2) The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of North High School graduates can be found online at: Theodore Jermone Feinberg's 1944 class page is:
Died: 03/14/16.
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