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USS DUNLAP (DD-384)


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CLASS - MAHAN As Built.
Displacement 2103 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 341' 4" (oa) x 35' 5" x 12' 4" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 0.5" MG, 12 x 21" tt.(3x4).
Machinery, 49,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.5 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 158.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY April 10 1935.
Launched April 18 1936 and commissioned June 12 1937.
Decommissioned December 14 1945.
Stricken January 28 1947.
Fate Sold December 31 1947 and broken up for scrap.

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Dunlap 81kRobert H. Dunlap born 22 December 1879 in Washington, D.C., was appointed a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps 8 August 1898. He served with distinction in the Spanish-American War; in the Philippines and China during 1900, including the Battle of Tientsin of the Boxer Rebellion; and in the occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico, in 1914. For his distinguished service as regimental commander during the Meuse-Argonne campaign in World 'War I, he was awarded a Citation Certificate by Commander-in-Chief, A.E.F.; the French Fourragere; and the Navy Cross. In 1928 he served in Nicaragua and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and the Medal of Merit of Nicaragua. Brigadier General Dunlap sacrificed his life attempting to rescue a woman imprisoned in a landslide in France 19 May 1931. Photo #: NH 49776, Colonel Robert H. Dunlap, USMC photograph reproduced as a halftone. Taken during or shortly after the First World War. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart/Robert M. Cieri
Dunlap 129kUndated, location unknown.-
Dunlap 60kUndated, location unknown.Joe Radigan
Dunlap 90kUndated, location unknown.Sanford F. Delano
Dunlap 125kUndated, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Dunlap 141kUndated, location unknown. Photo thanks to Tom Parsons.Tommy Trampp
Dunlap 168kUndated post card.Tommy Trampp
Dunlap 86kUndated post card.Tommy Trampp
Dunlap 41kCirca 1937, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Dunlap 62kSteaming at high speed during trials, 1937. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Dunlap 52kUSS Dunlap (DD-384) Photographed in 1937-40, probably in the New York City area. Courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Ted Stone Collection. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Dunlap 142kMay 4 1937, Bethlehem Steel Staten Island.Ed Zajkowski
Dunlap 56kUSS Dunlap (DD-384) Starboard broadside view, taken in 1937-40. Courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Ted Stone Collection. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Dunlap 121k"Service Afloat," Navy recruiting poster issued in November 1939. It features photographs of USS Lexington (CV-2) and USS Dunlap (DD-384), as well as a pilothouse scene on a battleship and views of sailors splicing a hawser, carrying a hammock and sea bag, assisting a ship's navigator and standing engine room throttle watch. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph (# NH 77210), courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.Fabio Peņa
Dunlap 126kUSS Dunlap (DD-384) cuts close across the stern of USS Enterprise (CV 6) while operating at sea in the Hawaiian area, 8 April 1942, the day that Enterprise departed to take part in the Doolittle raid on Japan. SBD scout bombers of Bombing Squadron Six (VB-6) are being spotted aft on the carrier's flight deck. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives. Joe Radigan
Dunlap 198kMay 1942, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Dunlap 68kUSS Dunlap (DD-384) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 10 May 1942 (USN Photo No 19-N-30007).Robert Hurst
Dunlap 107kUSS Dunlap (DD 384) firing a torpedo from her starboard waist torpedo tubes, during exercises, 3 July 1942. View looks aft from the forward superstructure, with center-line torpedo tubes in the foreground and midships 20mm gun platform and torpedo davit just beyond. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Joe Radigan
Dunlap 45kOur Navy magazine March 1943.Chet Morris
Dunlap 395kSan Pedro, CA in September 1943 crew photo from the collection of Dunlap crewmember Walter Keck. Sitting to the left of the Captain Sherman in the front row is the Ship's Doctor LT Binder.Jill Raudabaugh/Rick Barber
Dunlap 96kFour views from a collision between USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) and Dunlap (DD-384) on January 7, 1944. Source is National Archives II, CINCPAC: Secret and Top Secret General Administration Files, 1941-44.Tracy White
Dunlap 116kAs above.Tracy White
Dunlap As above.Tracy White
Dunlap 91kAs above.Tracy White
Dunlap 75kUSS Dunlap (DD 384) refueling from USS Saratoga (CV 3) while en route to join the British Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean, 26 March 1944. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Joe Radigan
Dunlap 70kNavy Photo 4590-44, stern view of USS Dunlap (DD 384) off Mare Island on 17 July 1944. She was under repair at Mare Island from 7 July until 17 July 1944.Darryl Baker
Dunlap 90kNavy Photo 4593-44, broadside view of USS Dunlap (DD 384) off Mare Island on 17 July 1944. She was under repair at Mare Island from 7 July until 17 July 1944. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 31, Design 9d.Darryl Baker
Dunlap 94kNavy Photo 4593-44, bow on view of USS Dunlap (DD 384) off Mare Island on 17 July 1944. She was under repair at Mare Island from 7 July until 17 July 1944. She has her whale boat rigged out and USS Fanning (DD 385) is aft.Darryl Baker
Dunlap 155kUnderway in the Pacific on 3 September 1944. She participated in a bombardment of Wake Island on that day. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss
Dunlap 155kOff Chi Chi Jima on September 3 1945. Photo thanks to Tom Parsons.Tommy Trampp

USS DUNLAP DD-384 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Albert Ernest Schrader Jr.    Jun 12 1937 - Mar 5 1938
LCDR Rockwell Justus Townsend    Mar 5 1938 - Jun 12 1940
LCDR Carl Hilton Bushnell    Jun 12 1940 - Sep 15 1941
LCDR Virginius Randolph Roane    Sep 15 1941 - Apr 21 1943
CDR Clifton Iverson    Apr 21 1943 - Aug 22 1944
LCDR Cecil Rice Welte    Aug 22 1944 - Dec 14 1945 

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Gene Ruttan
Address: 910 E. Grass Meadow Place, Tucson, AZ 85737
Phone: (520)818-9210
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.


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