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USS BAGLEY (DD-386)


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CLASS - BAGLEY As Built.
Displacement 2245 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 341' 4" (oa) x 35' 6" x 12' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 0.5" MG, 16 x 21" tt.(4x4).
Machinery, 49,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38.5 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 158.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Norfolk Navy Yard July 31 1935.
Launched September 3 1936 and commissioned June 12 1937.
Decommissioned June 14 1946.
Stricken February 25 1947.
Fate Sold September 8 1947 to Moore Dry Dock, Oakland. Removed November 21 1947 and broken up for scrap.

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Bagley 27kEnsign Worth Bagley (April 6, 1874 - May 11, 1898) was a United States Navy officer during the Spanish-American War, distinguished as the only U.S. naval officer killed in action during that war. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, he graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1895. After serving two years on the USS Montgomery, Texas, and Maine, he was made ensign, July 1, 1897. In November he was appointed inspector of the new torpedo-boat Winslow, and when she went into commission on Dec. 28, he was made her executive officer under Lieutenant J. B. Bernadou. In April 1898, the Winslow was, with the fleet, mobilized for operations in Cuban waters. On the morning of May 11 the ship went with the Hudson and the Wilmington to force the entrance to the harbor of Cárdenas. She was fired upon by one of several Spanish gunboats, and immediately there was a general engagement. The Winslow was soon disabled, and was with difficulty hauled out of range of the Spanish guns. Just as the engagement ended, Ensign Bagley and four sailors were killed by a shell.Bill Gonyo
Bagley 57kUndated, location unknown.Joe Radigan
Bagley 220kUSS Bagley at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, January 4 1937. The ship in the background is the Presidential Yacht, USS Potomac (AG-25).Bill Gonyo
Bagley 151kNorfolk Navy Yard, June 22 1937.Joe Radigan/Robert Hurst
Bagley 121kFitting out photo at Norfolk Navy Yard in December 1937.-
Bagley 95kNorfolk Navy Yard, December 29 1937.Ed Zajkowski
Bagley 149kNorfolk Navy Yard, December 29 1937.Ed Zajkowski
Bagley 158kNorfolk Navy Yard, January 5 1938.Ed Zajkowski
Bagley 81kJanuary, 1938 photo as completed at Norfolk Navy Yard.-
Bagley 111kJanuary, 1938 photo as completed at Norfolk Navy Yard.-
Bagley 117kUSS Bagley (DD-386) at sea, circa 1937-40. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Bagley 90kGuadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942. Ships maneuvering during the Japanese torpedo plane attack on the Tulagi invasion force, 8 August 1942. Several Japanese Navy Type 1 land attack planes ("Betty") are faintly visible at left, center and right, among the anti-aircraft shell bursts. Destroyer in the foreground appears to be USS Bagley (DD-386) or USS Helm (DD-388). A New Orleans class heavy cruiser is in the left distance, with a large splash beside it. Column of smoke in the left center is probably from a crashed plane. The original photograph came from Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's World War II history project working files. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 97751.Robert Hurst
Bagley 52kUSS Mahan (DD-364), left, and USS Bagley (DD-386) underway, circa 1943, location unknown. Photo Australian armed forces. Image is available from the Collection Database of the Australian War Memorial under the ID Number: 302547.Robert Hurst
Bagley 57kOff the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 28 April 1944. Her starboard side camouflage scheme is Measure 32, Design 1d. and port side is Measure 31, Design 1d. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Bagley 77kPhoto #: 19-N-65312, USS Bagley (DD-386) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 28 April 1944. Her port side camouflage scheme is Measure 31, Design 1d. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Tony Cowart
Bagley 73kPhoto #: 19-N-65313, USS Bagley (DD-386) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 28 April 1944. Her camouflage scheme is Measure 31, Design 1d on the port side and Measure 32, Design 1d on the starboard side. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Tony Cowart
Bagley 75kPhoto #: 19-N-65314, USS Bagley (DD-386) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 28 April 1944. Her camouflage scheme is Measure 31, Design 1d on the port side and Measure 32, Design 1d on the starboard side. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Tony Cowart
Bagley 127kNavy Photo 2639-44, amidships looking forward plan view of USS Bagley (DD 386) at Mare Island on 2 May 1944. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 27 Feb until 5 May 1944. USS Helm (DD 388) is to the left. Shipyard ferry is forward of Bagley and Helm.Darryl Baker
Bagley 136kNavy Photo 2640-44, amidships looking aft plan view of USS Bagley (DD 386) at Mare Island on 2 May 1944. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 27 Feb until 5 May 1944. USS Helm (DD 388) is to the right.Darryl Baker
Bagley 81kUSS Bagley (DD-386) tied up at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, late in 1945. Note markings on her side, giving the location of hull frames. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Bagley 86kThree Bagley-class destroyers being towed from Pearl Harbor to the West coast for scrapping. From left to right they are USS Craven (DD-282), USS Bagley (DD-386), and USS Helm (DD-388). The photo was taken on 21 November 1947. Photo from Warship Boneyards, by Kit and Carolyn Bonner.Robert Hurst

USS BAGLEY DD-386 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Earl William Morris    Jun 12 1937 - 1938
LCDR William Langfitt Freseman    Aug 15 1939 - 0940 Dec 7 1941
LT Philip Winslow Cann    0940 Dec 7 1941 - 1300 Dec 7 1941
LCDR George Angus Sinclair    1300 Dec 7 1941 - Feb 3 1943 (Later RADM)
CDR Thomas Edward Chambers    Feb 3 1943 - Apr 6 1944
LCDR William Henry Shea Jr.    Apr 6 1944 - Jun 5 1945
LCDR Roger Fartrelle Brown    Jun 5 1945 - Nov 29 1945
LCDR James Pagaud Coleman    Nov 29 1945 - Jun 13 1946

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Charles Schneider
Address: P.O. Box 214, Elmore, OH 43146
Phone: (419)862-2978
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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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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