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USS ELLET (DD-398)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NAMV

CLASS - BENHAM As Built.
Displacement 2250 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 340' 9" (oa) x 35' 6" x 12' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 0.5" MG 16 x 21" tt.(4x4).
Machinery, 50,000 SHP; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38.5 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 184.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ. December 3 1936.
Launched June 11 1938 and commissioned February 17 1939.
Decommissioned October 29 1945.
Stricken November 13 1945.
Fate Sold August 1 1947 and broken up for scrap.

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Five members of the Ellet family of Pennsylvania rendered valuable service during the Civil War: Colonel Charles Ellet, Jr.; Brigadier General Alfred W. Ellet; Colonel Charles R. Ellet; Lieutenant Colonel John A. Ellet; and Edward C. Ellet. The first two officers commanded the Ellet Ram Fleet. [1] Photo #: NH 49622. Colonel Charles Rivers Ellet, U.S. Army, halftone of a photograph taken circa 1863. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. [2] Brig. Gen. Alfred W. Ellet, Digital ID: cwpb 05615, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs. [3] Colonel Charles R. Ellet, Jr. from the Virginia Historical Society.Bill Gonyo
Ellet 46kUndated, location unknown.-
Ellet 87kUndated, location unknown.DAVID AND ARTEMIS BUELL
Ellet 269kNewspaper clipping of the launching dated June 12 1938.Ron Reeves
Ellet 56kUSS Ellet (DD-398) At anchor in the Hudson River, off New York City, during a naval review in 1939. USS Benham (DD-397) is in the left center distance. Donation of Lieutenant Gustave J. Freret, USN (Retired), 1972. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Ellet 65kUSS Ellet (DD-398) Anchored off New York City during a naval review in 1939. Note the motion picture screen rigged over her stern depth charge racks. Donation of Lieutenant Gustave J. Freret, USN (Retired), 1972. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Ellet 41kUSS Ellet (DD-398) Underway in New York Harbor, during a 1939 naval review. Donation of Lieutenant Gustave J. Freret, USN (Retired), 1972. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Ellet 67kUSS Ellet (DD-398) off Kearny, New Jersey, at the time of her delivery to the Navy, circa early 1939 (USN Photo No NH 97894).Robert Hurst
Ellet 89kUSS Ellet (DD-398) Going astern in February 1939, probably in the New York City area. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Ellet 68kNew York City April 20 1939.Marc Piché
Ellet 68kUSS Ellet (DD-398) Anchored off New York City on 30 April 1939. The Palisade Amusement Park is in the right center distance. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Ellet 171kGuadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, 7-9 August 1942. Crewmen of USS Ellet (DD-398) look at the floating wreckage of a Japanese Navy Type 1 land attack plane (a type later code named "Betty"), which crashed during the aerial torpedo attack on the Allied invasion force off Tulagi Island on 8 August 1942. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Fred Weiss
Ellet 107kAmidships looking aft plan view of USS Gansevoort (DD 608) with USS Ellet (DD 398) inboard at Mare Island on 20 Aug 1945. Gansevoort was in overhaul from 19 May to 22 Sep 1945. Ellet was at the yard from 3 Aug to 18 Sep 45.Darryl Baker
Ellet 89kForward plan view of USS Gansevoort (DD 608) with USS Ellet (DD 398) inboard at Mare Island on 20 Aug 1945.Darryl Baker
Ellet 137kAmidships looking aft plan view of USS Owen (DD 536) with USS Miller (DD 535) to the right and USS Ellet (DD 398) to the left at Mare Island on 29 Aug 1945.Darryl Baker
Ellet 183kForward plan view of USS Owen (DD 536) with USS Miller (DD 535) above and USS Ellet (DD 398) below at Mare Island on 29 Aug 1945.Darryl Baker
Ellet 307kUSS Owen (DD 536) with USS Miller (DD 535) outboard and USS Ellet (DD 398) inboard at Mare Island on August 29 1945.Ed Zajkowski
Ellet 185kSecNav Certificate of Recognition for the Doolittle Task Force Tokyo raid, May 15 1995.James D. Johnson, USS Gwin (DD433)

USS ELLET DD-398 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Francis James Mee    Feb 17 1939 - Jun 22 1941 (Later RADM)
CDR Francis Hartt Gardner    Jun 22 1941 - Jan 22 1943
LCDR James Dixon Whitfield    Jan 22 1943 - May 27 1943
CDR Thomas Carson Phifer    May 27 1943 - Mar 10 1944 (Later RADM)
LCDR Eugene Carter Rider    Mar 10 1944 - Jan 21 1945
LCDR James Robert Banks    Jan 21 1945 - Oct 29 1945

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Dan Redholtz
Address: 9528 Lundahl Drive, Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Phone: (562)949-8086
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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