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USS JARVIS (DD-393)

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 Puget Sound Navy Yard August 21 1935.
Launched May 6 1937 and commissioned October 27 1937.
Fate Sunk by Japanese aircraft off Guadalcanal August 9 1942.
all but 4 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty.

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Jarvis 114kJames C. Jarvis, born in 1787, was appointed midshipman from the state of New York in 1799. Midshipman Jarvis was killed at the age of 13 during the historic engagement between the famed frigate Constellation and the French frigate La Vengeance 2 February 1800. Sent aloft in command of the topmen to secure Constellation's unsupported mainmast, he refused to come down when warned that the mast might topple: "My post is here. I can't leave it until ordered." As the mast crashed, Jarvis was swept over the side with the falling rigging. Honoring Jarvis for his bravery and devotion to duty, the Sixth Congress by Joint Resolution 29 March 1800 deemed his conduct "deserving of the highest praise" and his loss "a subject of national regret." The image displayed is a painting of the Battle between the USS Constellation and French frigate La Vengeance.Bill Gonyo
Jarvis 64kUndated, location unknown.-
Jarvis 72kUndated, location unknown.Tommy Trampp
Jarvis 128kUSS Patterson (DD-392) (left) and USS Jarvis (DD-393) Leaving the building dock after their christening ceremony, at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 7 May 1937. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Jarvis 82kUSS Jarvis (DD-393) Off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, circa December 1937. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss/Jon Burdett
Jarvis 96kUSS Jarvis (DD-393) off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 17 December 1937. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Jarvis 103kUSS Jarvis (DD-393) underway off Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 2 May 1938. Note that the ship's main gun director has been removed from its normal position atop the pilothouse (USN Photo No NH 60636).Robert Hurst
Jarvis 103kIn a harbor (probably San Diego, California), 20 May 1938. Note that the ship's main gun director has been removed. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Jarvis 90kOperating at sea, 23 January 1939. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Fred Weiss
Jarvis 98kThe USS Jarvis (DD 393) is seen departing Mare Island after an overhaul. She was in overhaul at the shipyard from 14 Apr 42 to 8 May 42.Darryl Baker
Jarvis 147kOff Mare Island on May 8, 1942.Darryl Baker

USS JARVIS DD-393 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Robert Raymond Ferguson    Oct 27 1937 - 1939
LCDR Corydon Halstead Kimball    1939 - 1941
CDR James Russell Topper    1941 - Jan 1942
CDR William Rudolph Thayer    Jan 1942 - May 17 1942
LCDR William Walter Graham Jr.    May 17 1942 - Aug 9 1942

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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