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USS DEWEY (DD-349)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NAPD

CLASS - FARRAGUT As Built.
Displacement 1365 Tons, Dimensions, 341' 3" (oa) x 34' 3" x 16' 4" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 0.5" MG, 8 x 21" tt.(4x2).
Machinery, 42,800 SHP; Bethlehem Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.5 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 160.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. December 16 1932.
Launched July 28 1934 and commissioned October 4 1934.
Decommissioned October 19 1945.
Stricken November 1 1945.
Fate Sold December 20 1946 and broken up for scrap.

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Dewey 88kGeorge Dewey, born 26 December 1837 in Montpelier, Vt., graduated from the Naval Academy in 1858 and after varied important service assumed command of the Asiatic Station 3 January 1898, with his flag in the protected cruiser Olympia. On the night of 30 April 1898 Admiral Dewey led his squadron into Manila Bay and the next morning in 2 hours destroyed the Spanish fleet without a single American loss. Admiral Dewey was relieved of his command 4 October 1899 and ordered to Washington, D.C., where he was designated President of the General Board. On 24 March 1903 he was commissioned Admiral of the Navy, a rank created for him, which he held until his death 16 January 1917.Steven A. Cardali/Bill Gonyo
Dewey 52kUndated, location unknown.-
Dewey 96kUndated, location unknown.-
Dewey 129kUndated, location unknown.Joe Radigan
Dewey 178kUndated, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Dewey 46kUndated postcard, location unknown.Tommy Trampp
Dewey 128kThe launching at Bath, ME on July 28 1934.Darryl Baker
Dewey 103kSteaming off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA. 30 March 1935.Joe Radigan
Dewey 139kUSS Phelps (DD-360) underway followed by other destroyers of the Scouting Force, U.S. Fleet, circa 1936. USS Dewey (DD-349) is the next ship astern (USN Photo No NH 77096). Robert Hurst
Dewey 118kDestroyer Squadron Twenty (DesRon 20), five of the squadron's ships moored together, circa 1936. The destroyers are (from left to right): USS Dewey (DD-349), USS Farragut (DD-348), USS Worden (DD-352), USS Hull (DD-350) and USS Aylwin (DD-355). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Dewey 107kUnderway at sea off San Diego, California on 14 September 1936, during maneuvers staged for Movietone News by Destroyer Squadron Twenty (DesRon 20).Joe Radigan/Robert Hurst
Dewey 100kPatrol planes fly over DesRon20 destroyers, during an exhibition staged for Movietone News off San Diego, California, 14 September 1936. Planes include one PBY-1 of Patrol Squadron 11 (upper right), flying in formation with four P2Ys of Patrol Squadron 7. In the distance are four PM-1s of Patrol Squadron 9. Ships are steaming in line abreast, shortly after passing through a smokescreen. The three nearest the camera are (from right to left): Dewey (DD-349), Hull (DD-350) and Macdonough (DD-351). Courtesy of Commander Robert L. Ghormley, Jr., USN, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Dewey 80kDestroyer Squadron twenty (DesRon20) steam through a smokescreen laid by planes of Patrol Squadrons Seven, Nine and Eleven, during an exhibition staged for Movietone News off San Diego, California, 14 September 1936. the ships are, from bottom to top: USS Farragut (DD-348); USS Dewey (DD-349); USS Hull (DD-350); USS Macdonough (DD-351); USS Worden (DD-352); USS Dale (DD-353); USS Monoghan (DD-354) and USS Alwyn (DD-355). Courtesy Commander Robert L. Ghormley, Jr., USN, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Centre photo # NH 67293.Robert Hurst
Dewey 121kUSS Dewey (DD-349) Maneuvering off San Diego, California, with other ships of Destroyer Squadron 20, during a demonstration for Movietone News, 14 September 1936. USS Hull (DD-350) is the next ship to starboard. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss
Dewey 103kUSS Dobbin (AD-2) photographed circa 1937, with several destroyers alongside. They include (from left to right): USS Phelps (DD-360), USS Worden (DD-352), USS MacDonough (DD-351), USS Dewey (DD-349) and USS Hull (DD-350). Note that some of these ships' hull numbers are painted close to the waterline, while others are about midway between the boot topping and the weather deck. Courtesy of BMGC Ralph E. Turpin, USN (Retired), 1963. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Dewey 75kPearl Harbor, May 1942.-
Dewey 194kAt Mare Island, December 1 1942.ShipsDE766@aol.com
Dewey 175kWorden aground in Constantine Harbor, during the occupation of Amchitka, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, on 12 January 1943. USS Dewey (DD-349), which unsuccessfully tried to tow Worden off, is standing by in the left center. The grounded ship later broached, broke in two and sank. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Photo #: 80-G-75600.Robert Hurst
Dewey 153kWorden aground in Constantine Harbor, during the occupation of Amchitka, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, on 12 January 1943. USS Dewey (DD-349) is standing by at right. After attempts to tow her off failed, the grounded ship broached, broke in two and sank. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Photo #: 80-G-75598.Robert Hurst
Dewey 146kBoats removing Worden's crew, after she went aground in Constantine Harbor during the occupation of Amchitka, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, on 12 January 1943. USS Dewey (DD-349) is standing by in the foreground. Ship in the distance, in the upper right, is USS Arthur Middleton (AP-55). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Photo #: 80-G-75591.Robert Hurst
Dewey 89kSeptember 26 1944 in Puget Sound.Ed Zajkowski
Dewey 81kThis ships bell, from the original USS Dewey (DD-349) commissioned in 1934, was donated to the newly constructed destroyer USS Dewey (DDG-105). Photo courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.Bill Gonyo

USS DEWEY DD-349 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Harry Wilbur Hill    Oct 4 1934 - Jun 17 1935 (Later VADM)
CDR John Hazard Carson   Jun 17 1935 - ? (Later VADM)
CDR Ward Percival Davis    ? 1937 - Jun 4 1938
LCDR Samuel Walter DuBois    Jun 4 1938 - ?
LCDR August Jackson Detzer Jr.    1940 - 1941
CDR Charles Frederick Chillingsworth Jr.    ? 1942 - Nov 1942
LCDR Joseph Patrick Canty    Jan 1943 - Dec 20 1943 (Later RADM)
CAPT Richard Goodwin Copeland    Dec 20 1943 - Aug 24 1944
LCDR Frank Weddigen Bampton    Aug 24 1944 - Sep 23 1944
LCDR Charles Raymond Calhoun Jr.    Sep 23 1944 - Oct 19 1945

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Dennis Smith
Address: 113 Poplar St., Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
Phone: (570)337-8025
E-mail: USSDEWEY@GMAIL.COM


Note About Contacts.

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Naval Historical Center Pearl Harbor Action Report
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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