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  USS Decatur (DD-936) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fourth USS Decatur (DD-936) was a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer of the United States Navy.
The unrepaired Decatur was placed "in commission, in reserve" later in the year to await modernization, and was formally decommissioned in June 1965.
USS Decatur was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in March 1988.
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 USN Ships--USS Decatur (DD-936, later DDG-31)
USS Decatur was named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur (1779-1820), one of the United States Navy's greatest heros and leaders of the first two decades of the 19th Century.
USS Decatur (DD-936) underway in the Mediterranean Sea, 6 October 1959.
USS Decatur (DDG-31) underway in the Pacific, 24 June 1976.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-d/dd936.htm   (1038 words)

 USS Morton decommissioning page
Turner Joy DD 951 is in museum status at Bremerton Washington, and Edson DD 946, last of the all gun ships to be decommissioned (1988) is in museum status at Intrepid Museum in New York City.
DD 952 to 959 were changed even before the keel on the DD 931 was layed.
Barry DD 933 is in museum status at the Washington Naval Yard, Washington DC.
www.ussmortondd948.org /Decommisioning_of_Morton.html   (1278 words)

 USS Decatur (DDG 31)
The USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39) and USS DECATUR collide in the Atlantic.
Born in Maryland and raised in Philadelphia, Decatur showed evidence of the bold and courageous man he would become: he was known to dive from the tips of jib booms and, at the age of 14, defended his mother against a drunken ruffian.
Decatur's abilities as a negotiator were recognized after he secured a treaty with the Algerians and extracted compensation from the Tripolitans.
navysite.de /dd/ddg31.htm   (1096 words)

 USS Decatur (DD-936) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The fourth USS Decatur (DD-936) was a (Click link for more info and facts about Forrest Sherman-class) Forrest Sherman-class (A person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to) destroyer of the (The navy of the United States of America; maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces) United States Navy.
During the next two years Decatur was extensively modified at the (Click link for more info and facts about Boston Naval Shipyard) Boston Naval Shipyard, (A state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies) Massachusetts.
USS Decatur was stricken from the (Click link for more info and facts about Naval Vessel Register) Naval Vessel Register in March 1988.
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 Decatur IV dd 936
The fourth Decatur (DD-936) was launched 16 December 1954 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, Mass.; sponsored by Mrs.
Decatur sailed from Newport 3 September 1957 to take part in NATO Operation "Strikeback," calling at Largs and Rosyth, Scotland, before returning to Newport 22 October.
On 6 September Decatur sailed on a cruise which took her north of the Arctic Circle, through the Mediterranean and the Suez Canal, into the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, and back to the Mediterranean where she operated with the 6th Fleet.
www.multied.com /NAVY/destroyer/DecaturIVdd936.html   (179 words)

 History of USS MULLINNIX DD-944
The USS Hull DD-945 was the last 'all-gun' Destroyer in the Pacific - decommissioned in 1982.
The USS Bigelow had been silently waiting inboard of the USS Forrest Sherman in the Philly shipyards.
The 1st week of Feb 2003 she was moored next to the USS Des Moines with tow lines on her.
www.ussmullinnix.org /TheForrestShermans.html   (574 words)

 USS Decatur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The fourth Decatur (DD-936) was launched 16 December 1954 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA; sponsored by Mrs.
Armsden, descendants of Commodore Decatur, and commissioned 7 December 1956, Commander J. Skahill in command.
She served on local operations until 1 February l 958 when she sailed to the Mediterranean for a tour of duty with the 6th Fleet.
www.destroyers.org /DANFS/h-dd-936.htm   (191 words)

 A Tin Can Sailors Destroyer History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The fourth DECATUR, DD-936 was launched 15 December 1955 and commissioned at Boston on 7 December 1956.
In September 1961, the DECATUR recovered the first orbital spacecraft and its robot 'astronaut.' The year 1964 started with a pounding by the weather off Cape Hatteras, then on 6 May, she collided with the LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS-39) while refueling.
Early in 1979, the DECATUR headed for the Middle East with the KINKAID (DD-965) and HOEL (DDG-13) to support the evacuation of civilians from Iran.
www.destroyers.org /nl-histories/nl-936.htm   (998 words)

 Welcome to the United States Ship Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. DD850
Beale (DD 471), 25 Oct - 5 Nov 62.
Decatur (DD 936), 4 Nov - 7 Dec 62.
Witek (DD 848), 24 Oct - 1 Nov 62; 16 - 20 Nov 62.
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 USS Barry (DD 933)
USS BARRY was decommissioned after more than 26 years of service on November 5, 1982.
USS BARRY accidently discharges a torpedo into the deck house of the USS DECATUR (DD 936) moored alongside in Newport, Rhode Island.
Born in County Wexford, Ireland, in 1745, John Barry was appointed a Captain in the Continental Navy December 7, 1775.
navysite.de /dd/dd933.htm   (309 words)

 History Uss Coral Seas Vietnam -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
USS Turner Joy (DD-951), by North Vietnamese motor torpedo boats.
USS Wasp (CV-7), the ship he loved, severe burns when the carrier exploded, a swim in oil-covered seas...
USS England DE-635 and DLG/CG-22 are also on the web at http://www.obriens.net/england/de635 with history...
coral.fmqg.com /index.php?k=history-uss-coral-seas-vietnam   (1116 words)

The herald of USS NORRIS was originally designed to adhere to the more traditional practices of heraldry.
For example, the lion is in a very traditional posture, a fighting stance, which is particularly described as "rampant", that befits a man-of-war.
And the most obvious portion of the crest are the words "Fideliter Serva" which literally translated is "Faithful Servant"- Faithful Servant to her country for the past twenty-five years, USS NORRIS DD-859.
www.homestead.com /ussnorris/Patches.html   (443 words)

 Felt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This was followed by a tour at the THIRD Naval District Headquarters and subsequent assignment as First lieutenant and Weapons Officer on USS Salamonie (AO-26).
A tour on board USS Bigelow (DD942) as Executive Officer preceded Commander Felt's assignment to the Naval War College as a student and then a faculty member in 1963.
Commander Felt is authorized to wear the Meritorious Unit Commendation from his service aboard the USS Richard B. Anderson as well as the Combat Action Ribbon.
www.vietnamproject.ttu.edu /dd786/felt.htm   (355 words)

 Return to selections:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
USS Paiute ATF 159, recovery ship, part of the fleet which recovered or was on duty and  capable of recovering the following: APOLLO 14.
USS Phillip DD 498, recovery ship, part of the fleet which recovered or was on duty and  capable of recovering the following: MERCURY Atlas 8.
USS Pierce DD 753, recovery ship, part of the fleet which recovered or was on duty and  capable of recovering the following: MERCURY Atlas 7.
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 decatur - Local business directory. decatur .
Decatur City, Iowa Decatur City is a city located in Decatur County, Iowa.
Decatur Township, Michigan Decatur Township is a township located in Van Buren County, Michigan.
USS Decatur (DDG-31) The USS Decatur (DDG-31), originally DD-936, is a United States Navy vessel originally built as a destroyer, then guided missile destroyer, and later decommissioned and converted to the Self Defense Test Ship.
www.localbizus.com /georgia/decatur/decatur-georgia.html   (622 words)

 Guestbook--Most Recent Entries
I was aboard the USS HAWKIN from 62 to 65.
I was with Capt. Felt in 1960-62 aboard U.S.S. Decatur DD936 I left the navy in 1962, aaaaaathen in 1970 I joined the U.S.A.F. Retired in 1985 as Smsgt.
I was a signalman on the USS Hollister DD-788 from Mar 71 to Jan 73.
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 Carl A. Nelson - Writer, Professor, Sailor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In late 1958 he was assigned as gunnery officer aboard the new destroyer USS Decatur DD 936.
In the fall of 1964, after a year and a half in command, he was assigned as Executive Officer of USS Morton DD 948 and returned to the Vietnam War for two more West Pac cruises.
In the fall of 1973 he took command of USS Cook FF 1083 (named after his Annapolis classmate Wilmer cook) and soon sailed her back to the war zone for his fourth such tour of duty.
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 DDG-31 Decatur / EDDG-31 Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS)
The ship is named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur (1779-1820), famed for his raid to burn the captured U.S. frigate Philadelphia in Tripoli harbor in 1804.
He later served with honor in command of the frigates USS United States and USS President during the War of 1812.
The Self Defense Test Ship is the ex-USS Decatur (ex-DD 936, DDG-31), a decommissioned ship that has been supporting various naval test and evaluation operations since October of 1994.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/ship/ddg-31.htm   (917 words)

 Whatever Happened?
USS AMBERJACK (SS-219), was presumed lost on 3-22-43.
USS BALTIMORE in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898.
USS ARGONAUT (SM1), and his country, in action with the enemy on 1-11-43.
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 Working on Ships at Fore River Shipyard in Massachusetts - Early, Ludwick, Sweeney and Strauss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
USS Lexington (CV16) was launched as the shipyard continued to grow.
The major construction project at Quincy from the mid-70s to the early 80s was the construction of 10 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers.
These massive ships were 936 feet long and capable of transporting 125,000 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas in its five 120-foot diameter cargo spheres.
www.elslaw.com /jobsites_ma_foreriver.htm   (838 words)

 Haze Gray & Underway Mystery Pictures 10 through 19 - Answers
Launched in 1898, she served as a submarine depot ship after torpedo boats were rendered obsolete, and survived until 1955 as a training hulk.
She was intended to sweep pressure mines by detonating them with the pressure wave generated by her hull; had to be completely "mine proof" for this duty.
She was commissioned as a gun destroyer (DD 936) in 1956 and recommissioned as a DDG in 1967, following extensive conversion.
www.hazegray.org /mysteries/oldmyst/ansgrp01.htm   (1005 words)

 USN Ships--USS Decatur (DD-936, later DDG-31) -- Part II
USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) is in the background.
Receives serious topside damage in a collision with USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39), after suffering a steering casualty and running under the carrier's bow overhang, 6 May 1964.
Lowers mail to the fantail of USS Decatur (DDG-31), during operations in the South China Sea, December 1968.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-d/dd936-d.htm   (537 words)

 DD-710 Fleet Operations 1945-1973
Below is a recap of USS Gearing's fleet operations, done from a ship's history dated 1 January 1966 and E-mail advice from a number of knowledgeable people listed below.
USS Gearing and USS Greene DD-711 were plane guards in 1946 for the USS Roosevelt (CVA-42) during the test flight of the first all-jet-engine plane to take off from a carrier.
I think the hull numbers are reasonably accurate: DesDiv 41 Gearing DD 710 Flagship McCard DD 822 (Replaced Gyatt which became a DDG of some sort.
dd710.proflyersinc.com /squadron.htm   (3188 words)

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 Return to selections:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
USS Decatur, DD 936, prime recovery ship for MA-4 (2 recovery ships).
USS Plymouth Rock, LSD 29, prime recovery ship for MA-4 (2 recovery ships).
USS Stormes, DD-780, prime recovery ship for MA-5 (Enos)(2 recovery ships).
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 Ship - Wikimedia Commons
USS Aaron Ward (Destroyer # 132, later DD-132), 1919-1940
USS Wickes (Destroyer # 75, later DD-75), 1918-1940
USS Gregory (DD-82) in port, circa early 1942
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 USS Decatur (DD-936) - Wikpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The fourth USS Decatur (DD-936) was a Forrest Sherman-class">Forrest Sherman-class destroyer of the United States Navy.
On 6 May 1964, her superstructure was was heavily damaged in a collision with the aircraft carrier Lake Champlain">Lake Champlain (CVS-39).
See Decatur">USS Decatur for other ships of the same name.
www.bostoncoop.net /~tpryor/wiki/index.php?title=USS_Decatur_(DDG-31)   (489 words)

 USS Decatur (DD-936)
USS Decatur (DD-936), named for Commodore Stephen Decatur USN (1779-1820), was a Forrest Sherman class destroyer of the United States Navy laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Quincy in Massachusetts on 13 September 1954, launched on 15 December 1955 by Mrs.
USS Decatur was converted to a guided missile destroyer and designated DDG-31 on 15 September 1966.
After decommissioning the ship was convereted to a test vessel.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/uss_decatur__dd_936_   (162 words)

 Bulletin Board for USS Galveston - CLG 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is just a zippo with Landons name engraved but I figured Family or Landon himself might like to have it back.
anyone who knows my father alexander "bud" heisig he was on the uss galveston in vietnam i am not exactly sure what year.
Douglas Craig Bryant, served on The USS Galveston early 1968.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitPageBulletinBoard/1,13492,200466,00.html   (337 words)

 Welcome veterans and friends to   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
USS CORAL SEA (CVA-43) - mgcordero@nctimes.net or www.geocities.com/cva43seabreeze/
USS FORT SNELLING (LSD-30) - ceanders@hiwaay.net or www.aworldwide.com/reunion
USS GYPSY (ARSD-1) and all Gypsy class ships - hullbd1@iowatelecom.net or jodyoliver5335@cs.com or call: (843)662-0779
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