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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, 50,000 SHP; Allis Chalmers Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 208.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Seattle Tacoma Shipbuilding May 1 1941.
Launched April 2 1942 and commissioned February 25 1943.
Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-35 May 30 1945.
Decommissioned August 17 1955.
Stricken November 1 1969.
Fate Sold October 6 1970 to National Metal and Steel Co., Terminal Island, CA for $81,729.19.

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Endicott 85kSamuel Endicott served as a quarter gunner on board Enterprise in the Barbary Wars. He volunteered to participate in the expedition under Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, Jr., commanding Intrepid, who entered the harbor at Tripoli on 16 February 1804 and destroyed the former U.S. Frigate Philadelphia.Bill Gonyo
Endicott 82kArtist's conception of the Endicott 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
Endicott 36kUndated, location unknown.-
Endicott 86kUndated, location unknown.-
Endicott 57kUndated, location unknown.-
Endicott 37kLaunching April 2 1942 at Seattle/Tacoma Shipbuilding.Ron Reeves
Endicott 106kThe damage pictured was sustained in a collision with the SS Exhibitor on May 25 1944 off the coast of England.Robert Hurst/Ted Wieber
Endicott 123kOctober 5 1943, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Endicott 108kUSS Endicott (DD-495) in Naples Harbour, Italy, August 1944, prior to the Invasion of Southern France. Courtesy of Rear-Admiral John D. Bulkeley, USN (USN Photo No NH 54381).Robert Hurst
Endicott 99kLieutenant Commander Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., USNR, Commander of the Special Operations Group's Eastern Diversionary Unit, Captain Henry C. Johnson, Commander Special Operations Group (CTG 80.4) and Lieutenant Commander John D. Bulkeley, USN, Commanding Officer of USS Endicott (DD-495) (listed from left to right) On USS Endicott's bridge during the Southern France Operation, August 1944. This may have been taken after the 17 August engagement that sank the German (formerly Italian) corvette Capriola and the armed yacht Nimet Allah. Courtesy of Rear Admiral John D. Bulkeley, USN. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph, Photo #: NH 54383.Bill Gonyo
Endicott 112kUnderway August 4 1943, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Endicott 205kPhotographed circa late 1944, while painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 3D. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Endicott 104kThai frigate Prasae stranded behind enemy lines on the Korean east coast, January 1951. She had gone ashore in a snowstorm on 7 January and had to be destroyed after unsuccessful efforts to pull her off. A helicopter and several U.S. Navy ships, including USS Endicott (DMS-35), are offshore covering salvage operations. Prasae was formerly the British corvette Betony and the Indian Navy's Sind. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss

USS ENDICOTT DD-495 / DMS-35 History
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Commanding Officers
Additions, corrections and updates are appreciated

LCDR Wilton Stewart Heald    Feb 25 1943 - Jul 17 1944
CDR John Duncan Bulkeley    Jul 17 1944 - Jun 25 1945 (Later VADM)
LCDR Romer Fletcher (Rollo) Good    Jun 25 1945 - Oct 29 1945
LCDR Irvine Junior Davenport    Oct 29 1945 - Aug 27 1947
LCDR Addison Stuart Archie Jr.    Aug 27 1947 - Jul 6 1948
LCDR James Grant Ross    Jul 6 1948 - Dec 10 1949
LCDR John Chapman Jolly    Dec 10 1949 - Dec 13 1950
LCDR Louie Woodrow Bernard    Dec 13 1950 - Aug 15 1952
LCDR Donald K. Traxler    Aug 15 1952 - Aug 17 1954

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Ted Wieber
Phone: 314-227-3879
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.

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Endicott (DMS-35)
Benson-Livermore Class Destroyers Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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