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USS FULLAM (DD-474)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUJJ

CLASS - FLETCHER As Built.
Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 40mm, 10/11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; Allis Chalmers Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Boston Navy Yard December 10 1941.
Launched April 16 1942 and commissioned March 2 1943.
Decommissioned January 15 1947.
Stricken June 1 1962.
Fate Sunk as target off Virginia July 7 1962.

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Fullam 111kWilliam Freeland Fullam, born 20 October 1855 in Pittsford, N.Y., was a member of the Naval Academy class of 1877. His commands through his long and distinguished naval career ranged from the sailing ship Chesapeake in 1904 to the battleship Mississippi in 1909. During World War I, Rear Admiral Fullam commanded the Reserve Force, Pacific Fleet, and Patrol Force, Pacific Fleet, and was senior officer in command of the Pacific Fleet during the absence of the Fleet's Commander-in-Chief in South Atlantic waters. The merit of his service in such responsible positions was recognized with the award of the Navy Cross. Chief among his assignments ashore was the superintendant of the Naval Academy in 1914 and 1915. Rear Admiral Fullam retired 8 October 1919, and died 23 September 1926 at Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of the United States Naval Academy.Bill Gonyo
Fullam 82kArtist's conception of the Fullam as she appeared after original construction 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
Fullam 78kArtist's conception of a cutaway view of the Fullam 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
Fullam 43kUndated, location unknown.Pieter Bakels
Fullam 120kUndated, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Fullam 122kUndated, Hunters Point.Ed Zajkowski
Fullam 86k1943, probably Boston Navy Yard.Pieter Bakels
Fullam 166kA photo of the USS Fullam (DD-474) under construction 11 January 1943 at the Boston NY. At the time of this photo, the Fullam was being completed to the two twin 40mm mounts standard with one to be installed on the fantail.Rick E. Davis
Fullam 90kThe USS Fullam (DD-474) on 28 March 1943 at Boston NY after commissioning 2 March 1943. The Fullam was completed to the three twin 40mm gun mounts and 11-20mm guns.Rick E. Davis
Fullam 49kJuly 24 1943, location unknown.Walter J. Dudutis
Fullam 86kBow on view of the USS Fullam (DD 474) departing Mare Island on 25 July 1943.Darryl Baker
Fullam 110kBroadside view of the USS Fullam (DD 474) off Mare Island on 25 July 1943 upon completion of overhaul at the shipyard. She had been in overhaul since 6 July 43.Darryl Baker
Fullam 95kStern view of the USS Fullam (DD 474) departing Mare Island on 25 July 1943.Darryl Baker
Fullam 30kSeptember 12 1944, location unknown.Walter J. Dudutis
Fullam 139kUSS Fullam (DD-474) underway off San Francisco, California on 8 December 1944. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives. Photo #: 19-N-84158.Walter J. Dudutis/Robert Hurst
Fullam 147kDecember 8 1944 in San Francisco.Ed Zajkowski
Fullam 168kDecember 8 1944 in San Francisco.Ed Zajkowski
Fullam 151kDecember 8 1944 in San Francisco.Ed Zajkowski
Fullam 163kDecember 8 1944 in San Francisco.Ed Zajkowski
Fullam 170kDecember 8 1944 in San Francisco.Ed Zajkowski
Fullam 171kDecember 8 1944 in San Francisco.Ed Zajkowski

USS FULLAM DD-474 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Henry Chesley Daniel    Mar 2 1943 - Jul 1 1943 (Later VADM)
CDR William Daniel Kelly    Jul 1 1943 - Dec 5 1944
LCDR Gideon Millard Boyd    Dec 5 1944 - Sep 30 1945
LT Thomas Douglas Wilson    Mar 10 1946 - May 10 1946
LT Malcolm Roy Massie    May 10 1946 - Jan 15 1947

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Paul T. Beyer
Address:
Phone: 913-451-4982
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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