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USS STACK (DD-406)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NASR

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 Norfolk Navy Yard June 25 1937.
Launched May 5 1938 and commissioned November 20 1939.
Damaged in Atom Bomb Test at Bikini Atoll July 1946.
Decommissioned August 28 1946.
Fate Sunk as target off Kwajalein April 24 1948.
Stricken May 28 1948.

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-Edward Stack was born on 26 April 1756 in Kealand, County Kerry, Ireland. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps by John Paul Jones on 4 February 1779. Stack commanded the division in the main top of Bon Homme Richard during her battle with Serapis on 23 September 1779. Fire superiority aloft enabled the Americans to drive the British from their tops and harass them on deck. A grenade thrown from the tops fired a chain of ammunition on Serapis and caused a severe explosion which was a principal factor in her surrender. In his report of the action, Jones commended Stack for his great bravery. Lt. Stack remained in United States service until 1780. He died at Calais, France, in December 1833.Robert M. Cieri
Stack 52kUndated, New York Harbor.Alan Stachowitz
Stack 184kUSS Rowan (DD-405) and USS Stack (DD-406) christening May 5 1938 at Norfolk Navy Yard.Ron Reeves
Stack 38kOff the Norfolk Navy Yard, circa late 1939. Note snow on the ship's after gun mount covers.Marc Piché/Robert Hurst/Joe Radigan
Stack 117kUSS stack (DD-406), circa 1940, location unknown. Image from the 1943-44 Edition of Jane's Fighting Ships.Robert Hurst
Stack 94kUSS Stack (DD-406) coming into Hvalfjord, Iceland from North Atlantic Patrol on January 27-February 1, 1942. USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) is anchored in the background. Source: Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection by Parnall, C.H. (Lt), Photo No.© IWM(A 7488).Robert Hurst/Mike Green
Stack 42kPhoto from the 1943-45 Naval Recognition Manual. Port broadside photo of the USS Stack (DD-406) on August 6, 1942.Mike Green
Stack 117kUSS Stack (DD-406) plan view amidships, from the pilothouse to the torpedo tubes, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 19 March 1943. Note details of the ship's foremast and smokestack; barge YF-462 and ammunition depot in the background. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Stack 123kSame.-
Stack 163kUSS Stack (DD-406) Plan view forward, from the bow to the pilothouse, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 19 March 1943. Note details of the ship's bridge and Mark 33 gun director. Also note open passenger tractor-trailer rig at right and supply storage area in the distance. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Stack 97kUSS Stack (DD-406) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 March 1943. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Stack 96kUSS Stack (DD-406) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 March 1943. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Stack 89kNavy Photo 1875-3-43, stern view of USS Stack (DD 406) off Mare Island on 21 March 1943.Darryl Baker
Stack 86kNavy Photo 1877-3-43, broadside view of USS Stack (DD 406) off Mare Island on 21 March 1943. She was in overhaul at the yard from 2 Feb. to 21 Mar. 1943.Darryl Baker
Stack 38kOur Navy magazine April 1943.Chet Morris
Stack 107kMay 5, 1944 photo of the Stack at Mare Island Navy Yard finishing up refit. Mainly anti-aircraft modifications of 40mm and 20mm guns. Floating dock to the left is ARD 21 and USS Lamson (DD 367) is in the dock.Darryl Baker
Stack 130kUSS Stack (DD-406) Plan view forward, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 5 May 1944. Note long dent in her hull side, near the waterline somewhat aft of her hull number; Mark 33 gun director atop the pilothouse; and 5"/38 guns. Also note USS Farenholt (DD-491) tied up astern; floating drydock at left, diver boat just off Stack's starboard side and railway cars on the pier. Circles mark recent alterations to the ship. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Stack 124kUSS Stack (DD-406) Plan view aft, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 5 May 1944. Note quadruple torpedo tubes on the main deck, and secondary conning station between the 40mm gun mounts on the after deckhouse. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Stack 89kUSS Stack (DD-406) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 27 May 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 31, Design 11d. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Stack 89kUSS Stack (DD-406) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 27 May 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 31, Design 11d. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Stack 58kUSS Stack (DD-406) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 27 May 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 31, Design 11d. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Stack 95kNavy Photo 3200-44, stern view of USS Stack (DD 406) off Mare Island on 27 May 1944. She was in overhaul at the shipyard from 22 March until 27 May 1944.Darryl Baker
Stack 97kNavy Photo 3205-44, bow on view of USS Stack (DD 406) off Mare Island on 27 May 1944. She was in overhaul at the shipyard from 22 March until 27 May 1944. Note ship's whale boat is rigged outboard.Darryl Baker
Stack 116kScene on 11 October 1944 in Humboldt Bay, New Guinea. Amphibious support units were making final preparations to depart for the Leyte invasion. In the center distance is Stack (DD-406), and in the near center is Teak (AN35). NA 80G257931.John Chiquoine and Dave Schroeder
Stack 243kThe Stack in 1945 as they are moving wounded off of an aircraft carrier. From the collection of former crewmember Ray Benoit.Ray Benoit
Stack 110kUSS Stack (DD-406) View of the ship's forward portion, probably taken soon after she had been used as a target during the July 1946 Operation "Crossroads" atomic bomb tests. Note test structure on her bow and the apparently scorched condition of her paint. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. Fred Weiss

USS STACK DD-406 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Isaiah Olch    Nov 20 1939 - Aug 2 1940
LCDR Alvord John Greenacre    Aug 2 1940 - Feb 5 1943
LCDR Roy Arthur Newton    Feb 5 1943 - Aug 24 1943
LCDR Philip Kingsland Sherman Jr.    Aug 24 1943 - Feb 5 1944
LCDR Robert Edward Wheeler    Feb 5 1944 - Mar 25 1945
LCDR Sam Johnston Caldwell Jr.    Mar 25 1945 - May 27 1946
CDR Edwin Arthur Shuman Jr.    May 27 1946 - Aug 28 1946

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: James Patterson
Address: 6915 Yarmouth Avenue, Reseda, CA 91335
Phone: (818)345-2872
E-mail: None


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