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USS McCALL (DD-400)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NANL

CLASS - GRIDLEY As Built.
Displacement 2219 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 340' 10" (oa) x 35' 10" x 12' 9" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 0.5" MG, 16 x 21" tt.(4x4).
Machinery, 50,000 SHP; Bethlehem Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38.5 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 158.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco. March 17 1936.
Launched November 20 1937 and commissioned June 22 1938.
Decommissioned November 30 1945.
Stricken January 28 1947.
Fate Sold November 17 1947 to Hugo Neu, New York and broken up for scrap.

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McCall 29kCapt. Edward R. McCall, born in 1790 in South Carolina, was appointed midshipman 1 January 1808. Appointed acting lieutenant in brig Enterprise 16 October 1811, he took command of his ship during her action with HMS Boxer 5 September 1813, early in which Enterprise’s captain, Lt. William Burrows, was mortally wounded. In acknowledgment of his victory over Boxer, McCall received the thanks of Congress and a gold medal. Promoted to captain 3 March 1835, he died at his home in Bordentown, N.J., 1 August 1853.Bill Gonyo
McCall 36kUndated ship recognition card.Tommy Trampp
McCall 40kUndated, location unknown.Bill Roddy
McCall 64kUnderway at the time of completion, circa 1938.Note the flag flying from her foremast peak.Gary Blevins MMC USN (Ret)/Robert J. Higgins/Robert Hurst
McCall 83kCommissioning ceremony at San Francisco June 22 1938.Ron Reeves
McCall 141kUSS McCall (DD-400) during maneuvers off Hawaii in 1940. For personal non-commercial use only courtesy of Life Magazine.Bill Gonyo
McCall 120kAft plan view of the USS McCall (DD 400) in San Francisco on 29 Nov 1943.Darryl Baker
McCall 69kForward plan view of the USS McCall (DD 400) in San Francisco on 29 Nov 1943.Darryl Baker
McCall 166kJun 16 1944, location unknown.Robert Hurst
McCall 61kDecember 1944, location unknown.Robert Hurst
McCall 120kJanuary 15 1945 while alongside the USS Makin Island (CVE-93).Christopher Karwowski/Tracy White
McCall 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 McCALL DD-400 History
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(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 John Esten Whelchel    Jun 22 1938 - Jun 15 1940
LCDR Edwin Gaines Fullinwider    Jun 15 1940 - Apr 28 1941 (Later RADM)
CDR Frederick Moosbrugger    Apr 28 1941 - May 28 1942 (Later VADM)
LCDR William Schuetze Veeder    May 28 1942 - Feb 27 1943 (Later RADM)
LCDR Edward Lee Foster    Feb 27 1943 - May 2 1944
LCDR John Blake Carroll    May 2 1944 - Jul 10 1945
CDR Harold Edwin Bater    Jul 10 1945 - Oct 26 1945
LT Lewis Wisely Walker Jr.    Oct 26 1945 - Nov 30 1945

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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