The U.S.S. Livermore (DD-429) was a Gleaves-class destroyer commissioned on 7 October 1940. It was named after Samuel Livermore, a naval chaplain. Despite the USA’s neutrality at that time, it escorted convoys heading for the UK, and performed a shadowy war against German U-boat packs. It also endured other dangers such as grounding in a storm and being fired upon by a friendly artillery battery on Iceland. Upon the USA’s entry into WWII after Pearl Harbor, it conducted numerous transatlantic escort missions, and also supported Allied landings in North Africa in November 1942. The U.S.S. Livermore also supported landings in Sicily and later the invasion of southern France.