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USS MAYO (DD-422)


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CLASS - BENSON As Built.
Displacement 2395 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 348' 4"(oa) x 36' 1" x 13' 2" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 0.5" MG, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 47,000 SHP; Bethlehem Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 208.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, Quincy May 16 1938.
Launched March 26 1940 and commissioned September 18 1940.
Decommissioned March 18 1946.
Stricken December 1 1972.
Fate Sold May 8 1972 to Southern Srap, New Orleans and broken up for scrap.

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Mayo 59kHenry Thomas Mayo was born in Burlington, Vt., 8 December 1856. Upon graduation from the Naval Academy in 1876 he experienced a variety of naval duties including coastal survey. During the Spanish-American War he served in Bennington off the west coast of North America. Appointed rear admiral in 1913, he commanded the naval squadron involved in the Tampico incident of 9 April 1914. His demands for vindication of national honor further accentuated the tense relations with Mexico. Promoted to vice admiral in June 1915, as the new Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet, he received the rank of admiral 19 June 1916. For his organization and support of the wartime U.S. Naval Forces both in American and European waters, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and various foreign decorations. He evidenced foresight in urging the postwar development of fleet aviation. Admiral Mayo retired 28 February 1921 and for 4 years served as Governor of the Philadelphia Naval Home. He retained his commission as an admiral by a 1930 Act of Congress. He died at Portsmouth, N.H., 23 February 1937. Photo #: NH 52983 Rear Admiral Henry T. Mayo, USN (right) and Congressman Thomas S. Butler (center) With a U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant (perhaps Lt. Fegan), on board USS Siboney (ID # 2999) with the 13th Regiment returning to the U.S. from France, 8 August 1919. Courtesy of Major Fegan, USMC, 1928. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Mayo 82kArtist's conception of the Mayo as she appeared in World War II by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Mayo 22kUndated, location unknown.-
Mayo 235kUndated, location unknown.-
Mayo 62kUndated, under German attack in Nettuno Bay, during the Allied invasion at Anzio. Photo from "United States Destroyer Operations in World War II" by Theodore Roscoe.Robert Hurst/Rich Angelini
Mayo 150kMayo going down the ways at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy MA on March 26 1940.Orlando Angelini, MMC, USS Mayo (DD-422)
Mayo 138kUSS Mayo (DD-422) shortly after completion in 1940. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #: NH 107273.Ron Titus/Robert Hurst
Mayo 64kSeptember 3 1942, Mayo rescuing survivors from the burning transport USS Wakefield (AP-21).Robert Hurst/Rich Angelini
Mayo 201kOfficers of the Mayo on September 24 1942 showing CDR Frederic Shrom Habecker and LCDR Albert Daniel Kaplan at Brooklyn Navy Yard.Kathy Walden Kaplan
Mayo 192kNaples February, 1944, after the USS Mayo was damaged in January. The officer on the far left is my father-in-law, Albert D. Kaplan, who was a commander at the time.Kathy Walden Kaplan
Mayo 64kAugust 1944 after USS Mayo completed repairs and modernization at the Brooklyn Navy Yard due to damage caused during the Battle of Anzio.Orlando Angelini, MMC, USS Mayo (DD-422)
Mayo 114kAugust 1944, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Mayo 87kAugust 1944, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Mayo 311kBuAer photo 245476 of August 19 1944, possibly taken from blimp ZP-11.Ed Zajkowski
Mayo 67kOctober 1944 after USS Mayo completed repairs and modernization at the Brooklyn Navy Yard due to damage caused during the Battle of Anzio. Orlando Angelini, MMC, USS Mayo (DD-422)
Mayo 69kAs above.Orlando Angelini, MMC, USS Mayo (DD-422)
Mayo 83kAs above.Orlando Angelini, MMC, USS Mayo (DD-422)
Mayo 144kMAYO (DD-422) on 30 April 1943 departing after refueling from USS INDEPENDENCE as they approach Cuba. MAYO, GUEST (DD-472), and SIGSBEE (DD-502) escorted INDEPENDENCE during her maiden cruise to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. NA 80G54441.Ed Zajkowski/Rick E. Davis
Mayo 222kAs above. NA 80G 54433.John Chiquoine
Mayo 168kAs above. NA 80G 80G 54435.John Chiquoine
Mayo 82kMAYO (DD-422) on 30 April 1943 refueling alongside USS INDEPENDENCE as they approach Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. MAYO has an unique armament arrangement for the early BENSON-GLEAVES destroyers that was shared with PLUNKETT (DD-431), a single quad 1.1-in mount replaced the 53 mount on MAYO in February 1942 and she retained this mount until her repairs from damage off Italy in early 1944. Besides the four 5-in guns, five torpedo tubes, and a single quad 1.1-in mount, MAYO had six 20-mm guns. NA 80G54434.Rick E. Davis
Mayo 172kShip's dance at the Hotel Picadilly December 5 1944.Kathy Walden Kaplan
Mayo 253kCrew photo from May 1945 at Brooklyn Navy Yard.Ed Zajkowski
Mayo 173kShip's dance at the Hotel St. Regis Jul 10 1945.Kathy Walden Kaplan
Mayo 217kLate 1945 at Charleston, SC.Ed Zajkowski
Mayo 180kLate 1945 at Charleston, SC.Ed Zajkowski
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USS MAYO DD-422 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Campbell Dallas Emory    Sep 18 1940 - Sep 14 1941 (Later COMO)
CDR Irving Terrill Duke    Sep 14 1941 - Sep 6 1942 (Later VADM)
CDR Frederic Shrom Habecker    Sep 6 1942 - Nov 23 1944
CDR Albert David Kaplan    Nov 23 1944 - Feb 26 1945
LCDR Wayne Herkness II    Feb 26 1945 - Dec 7 1945
LCDR Arthur Boyden Glidden    Dec 7 1945 - Dec 31 1945
LCDR Wayne Herkness II    Dec 31 1945 - Mar 18 1946

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Leonard "Benny" Bennett
Address: 210 East 1st Avenue, Garnett, KS 66032-1111
Phone:
E-mail: aange12317@email.msn.com


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.


Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Mayo (DD-422) Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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