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USS LYNDE McCORMICK (DD-958 / DDG-8)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NHXD

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - AIR POWER

CLASS - CHARLES F. ADAMS As Built.
Displacement 4526 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 437' (oa) x 47' x 15' (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/54 RF (2x1), Tartar SAM (1x2 Mk 11) ASROC ASW (1x8), 6 x 12.75" Mk 32 ASW TT (2x3).
Machinery, 70,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 333-350.
Operational and Building Data
Originally classified as DD-958, classification changed to DDG-8 April 23 1957.
Laid down by Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City Mich. on April 4 1958.
Launched July 28 1959 and commissioned June 3 1961.
Decommissioned October 1 1991.
Stricken November 20 1992.
Fate Sold June 20 1994 to Consolidated Minerals for conversion into power barge.
Returned to Navy control March 23 1999 and sunk as a target off California February 24, 2001.

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McCormick Lynde Dupuy McCormick was born in Annapolis, Md., 12 August 1895, son of Rear Adm. A. M. Depuy McCormick. After attending St. John’s Preparatory School and College, he graduated from the Naval Academy with distinction 4 June 1915. He served in Wyoming with the British Grand Fleet during World War I, then in South Carolina and Buchanan. His commands at sea included Kennedy and submarines R-10 and V-2. An expert in logistics, he won the Legion of Merit and two gold stars in lieu of additional awards of the same decoration for service as war plans officer for the Pacific Fleet; as assistant chief of Naval Operations for Logistic Plans and chief adviser on logistics to the Joint Chiefs of Staff; -and as commander, Battleship Division 3 in action against Okinawa. As vice admiral he was deputy commander in chief, Pacific Fleet, then vice chief of Naval Operations. Upon the death of Adm. Forrest Sherman he became acting chief of Naval Operations, then served as commander in chief, Atlantic Fleet and Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic under NATO. His final service was as president of the Naval War College. He died 16 August 1956 at Newport. U.S. Navy photo scanned from Current Biography, 1952. Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, circa 1952.Bill Gonyo
McCormick 94kUndated, location unknown.Dale K. Siebers
McCormick 180kUndated, location unknown.-
McCormick 144kUndated, location unknown.William T. Larkins
McCormick 148kUndated, location unknown.William T. Larkins
McCormick 53kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
McCormick 88kUndated, departing San Diego.Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr
McCormick 74kUndated, location unknown.Robert Hurst
McCormick 38kSt. Lawrence Seaway after leaving builders July 1961.Marc Piché
McCormick 154kThe caption for this image is faint but appears to read San Francisco, September 1963. From the collection of CDR Thomas B. Ray (USS Essex CV-9).Chris Stanley
McCormick 85kCirca 1969, USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8) and USS Rogers (DD-876) at NavSta San Diego.Richard Miller, BMCS, USN (Ret.)
McCormick 88kJuly 13, 1974, the guided missile destroyer USS LYNDE MCCORMICK (DDG-8) underway.CA.Fred Weiss
McCormick 72kDecember 12 1977, USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8) and USS Goldsborough (DDG-20) in Kaohsiung Taiwan.ctorbann
McCormick 49kSan Francisco October 15 1982.Marc Piché
McCormick 153kAerial view of the guided missile destroyer USS LYNDE MCCORMICK (DDG-8) returning to San Diego from a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) cruise with the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61). Photo by PHC O`CONNOR dated March 29 1983.-
McCormick 41kSan Diego April 1984.Marc Piché
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Welcome Aboard pamphlet - circa 1986
Wolfgang Hechler
McCormick 28kSeattle, WA August 1989.Marc Piché
McCormick 28kSeattle, WA August 1989.Marc Piché
McCormick   McCormick   McCormick   McCormick
Welcome Aboard pamphlet - circa 1989
Wolfgang Hechler
McCormick 117kDN-ST-92-02396. Crew members man the rails of the guided missile destroyer USS LYNDE MCCORMICK (DDG-8) during the ship's decommissioning. Three guided missile destroyers, the LYNDE MCCORMICK, the USS BUCHANAN (DDG-14) and the USS ROBISON (DDG-12), are being decommissioned in a combined ceremony. San Diego photo by PHC Chet King, October 1 1991.Bill Gonyo
McCormick 138kDN-ST-92-02403. Crew members march onto the pier as they disembark from the guided missile destroyer USS LYNDE MCCORMICK (DDG-8) during the ship's decommissioning. Three guided missile destroyers, USS LYNDE MCCORMICK, the USS BUCHANAN (DDG-14) and the USS ROBISON (DDG-12), are being decommissioned in a combined ceremony. San Diego photo by JO1 Joseph Lancaster, October 1 1991.Bill Gonyo
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Decommissioning pamphlet - October 1 1991
Wolfgang Hechler
McCormick 42kPier 80S in San Francisco for conversion into power barge, June 1995.Marc Piché
McCormick 46kPier 80S in San Francisco for conversion into power barge, July 1995.Marc Piché
McCormick 51kPier 80S in San Francisco for conversion into power barge, October 1995.Marc Piché
McCormick 142kLooking north from Mare Island Navy Yard berth 24, two former destroyers the ex-USS McCormick (DDG-8), nearest to camera, and an unidentified sister ship are seen in their final configuration, circa 1998. Both ships were partially converted to floating power plants. The ships are berthed at Mare Island Navy Yard in this photo, as the the conversion program had been cancelled. Library of Congress photo HABS CAL,48-MARI,1--70.Mike Green
McCormick 48kShip's patchMike Smolinski
McCormick 49kShip's patchMike Smolinski
McCormick 148kBumper sticker.Wolfgang Hechler

USS LYNDE McCORMICK DD-958 / DDG-8 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Ernest Sylvester Cornwall Jr.    Jun 3 1961 - Apr 1963
CDR Oliver Legrand Norman Jr.    Apr 1963 - Sep 16 1964
CDR Jack Warren Boller    Sep 16 1964 - Apr 21 1966
CDR John Anson McCook    Apr 21 1966 - Mar 18 1968
CDR William Henry Rowden    Mar 18 1968 - Jun 1969 (Later VADM)
LCDR Leland S. Beedle    Jun 1969 - Jul 1969 (Acting)
CDR William Henry Rowden    Jul 1969 - Nov 1969
CDR Gerald Michael Carter Jr.    Nov 1969 - Sep 1971
CDR Richard Davison Gillham    Sep 1971 - Jun 1973
CDR Harris Sperling    Jun 1973 - Jul 1975
CDR Pierre Louis Godefroy    Jul 1975 - Jul 25 1977
CDR Robert Leroy Kline    Jul 25 1977 - Jul 29 1979
CDR James David Fontana    Jul 29 1979 - Jul 1981
CDR James Thomas Rubeck    Jul 1981 - Aug 23 1983
CDR Sheldon Lee Margolis    Aug 23 1983 - Jan 9 1986
CDR Patrik Charles Mackin    Jan 9 1986 - Dec 18 1987
CDR Terrance Thomas Etnyre    Dec 18 1987 - Jan 25 1990 (Later VADM)
CDR Fred Joseph Mallgrave III    Jan 25 1990 - Jun 1991
CDR Daniel Nicholas Esposito    Jun 1991 - Oct 1 1991

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: David Newham
Address: 16330 SW King Charles Ave, King City, OR 97224
Phone: 503 670 4711
E-mail: None


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Lynde McCormick Website
Adams Class Veterans Association Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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