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USS PHELPS (DD-360)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NERN

CLASS - PORTER As Built.
Displacement 2597 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 381' (oa) x 37' x 13' (Max)
Armament 8 x 5"/38AA (4x2), 8 x 1.1" AA (2x4), 8 x 21" tt.(2x4).
Machinery, 50,000 SHP; Bethlehem Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 37 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 194.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, Quincy January 2 1934.
Launched July 18 1935 and commissioned February 26 1936.
Decommissioned June 24 1946.
Stricken January 28 1947.
Fate Sold August 10 1947 to George Nutman Inc., Brooklyn and broken up for scrap.

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[1] Thomas Stowell Phelps, Sr. was born in Buckfield, Maine, 2 November 1822. He served the Navy from 1840 to 1884, attaining the rank of Captain in 1871 and Rear Admiral in 1884. He served in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Pacific, and commanded Juniata during the capture of Fort Fisher in January 1865. He served as Commandant of Mare Island Navy Yard from 15 Jan 1881 until 15 March 1883. He died in New York City in 1901. The destroyer USS Phelps was named in his honor.
[2] Thomas Stowell Phelps, Jr. was the son of Rear Admiral Thomas Stowell Phelps. He was born in Richmond, VA., and graduated from Annapolis in 1869. He was promoted through the various grades until his promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral in July 1909. He was on board the USS Raleigh at Manila in the Spanish-American war. 1899 found Lt. Commander Phelps the X.O. of the receiving-ship Independence. In November 1902 he was appointed the commanding officer of the re-commissioned unprotected cruiser USS Marblehead (C-11) until a change in command in 1904. From 1907 to 1910 he was the commandant of the Mare Island Navy Yard.
Bill Gonyo/Darryl Baker
Phelps 168kUndated, location unknown.-
Phelps 191kUndated, location unknown.David Buell
Phelps 158kUndated, off Point Loma at the entrance of San Diego Bay..David Buell
Phelps 129kUndated, location unknown. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski
Phelps 120kUSS Phelps (DD-360) Running trials off Rockland, Maine, 17 December 1935. This view was taken while she was making 29.56 knots on Run Number 18 North. Note that the ship's battery of eight 5"/38 guns has not yet been installed. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical CenterFred Weiss
Phelps 44kIn February 1936 Commander Rooks placed the new destroyer USS Phelps (DD-360) in commission and remained as her Commanding Officer until 1938. Photo #: NH 93157. Captain Albert H. Rooks, USN, Commanding Officer, USS Houston (CA-30), photographed circa 1940-1941. Courtesy of Otto Schwartz, USS Houston Association, 1982. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Phelps 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
Phelps 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
Phelps 85kUSS Phelps (DD-360) undergoes an inclining experiment in Dry Dock 2 of the Boston Navy Yard on 4 March 1937. Boston Navy Yard photo 167-37, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-13959.Stephen P. Carlson, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard
Phelps 180kCirca 1939, location unknown. Image from the 1943-44 Edition of Jane's Fighting Ships.O.W. Waterman
Phelps 80kUSS Phelps at Pearl Harbour, circa late May 1942, following the Battle of the Coral Sea and shortly before the Battle of Midway (USN Pic No 80-G-66124).Robert Hurst
Phelps 143kUSS Phelps (DD-360) at Pearl Harbor, circa late May 1942, following the Battle of Coral Sea and shortly before the Battle of Midway. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-66124.Mike Green
Phelps 43kTwo views of the Phelps taken at Midway. The Phelps was with the Hornet at the moment of the picture. The CL Atlanta is out of the picture to the left and another Crusier is there too. Phelps was low on Bunker C and was about to refuel and blew a bunch of white smoke and came to a stop. Someone said the Phelps briefly sucked air and that is what caused this. Atlanta came near by to help and was declined.Phil Hollandsworth
Phelps 74kAs above.Phil Hollandsworth
Phelps 91kUSS Phelps (DD-360) during the third day of the Battle of Midway Island, on 6 June 1942. Phelps lost suction because fuel oil was running low and caused a huge cloud of smoke to ascend skyward. The cruiser USS Atlanta (CL-51), left, approached and offered its assistance but the Phelps resumed its position in the battle line shortly afterwards without requiring outside help. Official U.S. Navy photograph # 80-G-11638.Robert Hurst
Phelps 35kSomewhere in the Pacific delivering mail on September 25 1942.Tommy Trampp
Phelps 125kUSS Phelps (DD-360) Plan view, forward, taken while she was at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 24 November 1942. Circles mark recent alterations to the ship. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Phelps 135kUSS Phelps (DD-360), plan view, aft, taken while she was at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 24 November 1942. Note submarine building ways and cranes in the background. Circles mark recent alterations to the ship. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives. Photo #: 19-N-38914.Robert Hurst
Phelps 222kUSS Phelps (DD-360) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 24 November 1942, showing plan view, aft. Note submarine building ways and cranes in the background. Circles mark recent alterations to the ship. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-38914.Mike Green
Phelps 206kUSS Phelps (DD-360) showing plan view forward while she was at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 24 November 1942. Circles mark recent alterations to the ship. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-38915.Mike Green
Phelps 99kUSS Phelps (DD-360) Off San Francisco, California, 11 December 1942. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Phelps 103kStarboard broadside view off USS Phelps (DD 360) in San Francisco Bay on 11 December 1942.Darryl Baker
Phelps 179kUSS Phelps (DD-360) taken in San Francisco Bay 11 December 1942.David Buell
Phelps 71kFebruary 1943, location unknown. Note that No.3 gun mount has been replaced by 40 mm Bofors AA guns; pole foremast in place of original tripod. Robert Hurst
Phelps 71kUSS Phelps (DD-360) Underway at sea, 27 May 1944. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss
Phelps 103kUnderway off Charleston Navy Yard, October 28 1944.Robert Hurst
Phelps 90kUSS Phelps (DD-360) off the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, about November 1944. She is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 3d. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Phelps 138kUSS Phelps (DD-360) off the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, about November 1944. She is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 3d. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Phelps 134kUSS Phelps off the New York Navy Yard, 8 August 1945 (USN Photo No 19-N-87408).Robert Hurst
Phelps 135kPhoto #: 80-G-332952: USS Phelps (DD-360) and USS McCall (DD-400) along with a frigate (PF) moored at Casco Bay, Maine, 9 August 1945. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Scott Dyben

USS PHELPS DD-360 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Albert Harold Rooks    Feb 26 1936 - Jun 10 1938
CDR Harold Biesemeier    Jun 10 1938 - Jun 6 1940
CDR Albert McQueen Bledsoe    Jun 6 1940 - Oct 15 1941 (Later VADM)
LT Daniel Carlson    Oct 1 1941 - Oct 15 1941 (OIC)
LCDR Edward Louis Beck    Dec 1941 - Nov 4 1942 (Later RADM)
LCDR Bruce Edward Scofield Trippensee    Nov 4 1942 - Mar 13 1943
LCDR John Ellis Edwards    Mar 13 1943 - Dec 14 1943 (Later RADM)
LCDR David Louis Martineau    Dec 14 1943 - Aug 26 1944 (Later RADM)
LCDR Robert Broussard Erly    Aug 26 1944 - Nov 6 1945 (Later RADM)

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Historical Center Pearl Harbor Action Report
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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