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USS ANTHONY (DD-515)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NAHJ

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, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath Me.August 17 1942.
Launched December 20 1942 and commissioned February 26 1943.
Decommissioned April 17 1946.
Stricken April 15 1972.
To Federal Republic of Germany January 17 1958, renamed Z-1.
Stricken in 1976.
Fate Sunk as Torpedo target in the Mediterranean on May 16 1979.

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Anthony 77kPhoto #: NH 55479. Private William Anthony, USMC engraved portrait, published circa 1898. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Anthony 78kArtist's conception of a cutaway view of the Anthony 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
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
WASHINGTON

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in commending the

THE UNITED STATES SHIP ANTHONY

for service as follows:
"For outstanding heroism as a Fire Support Vessel and Radar Picket Ship during the Okinawa Campaign, from April 1 to 19, 1945, and June 19 to 24, 1945. A natural and frequent target for heavy Japanese aerial attack while occupying advanced and isolated stations, the U.S.S. ANTHONY defeated all efforts of enemy Kamikaze and dive-bombing planes to destroy her. Constantly vigilant and ready for battle, she sent out early air warnings, provided fighter direction and, with her own gunfire, downed eleven hostile planes and routed many more; she furnished close fire support for initial landings and advances and participated in shore bombardment missions, and she rendered valiant service in preventing air attacks in strength against the Naval forces off the Okinawa beachhead. A seaworthy, fighting ship, the ANTHONY, her officers and men achieved a gallant combat record which attests the teamwork, courage and skill of her entire company and enhances the finest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
All personnel attached to and serving on board the U.S.S. ANTHONY during one or both of the above-mentioned periods are authorized to wear the NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION Ribbon.

/s/ James Forrestal
Secretary of the Navy
Anthony 42kUndated, location unknown.Bill Weenier RT2c
Anthony 93kUS Navy Photograph #USN-77161 of the Launching of the destroyer USS Anthony DD-515 on 20 December 1942 at the Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.Robert M. Cieri
Anthony 96kUSS Anthony (DD-515) 18 March 1943 at Boston NY a few weeks after commissioning 26 February 1943. The Anthony was completed to the three twin 40mm gun mounts and 11-20mm guns standard.Rick E. Davis
Anthony 83kPhoto #: NH 102864, USS Anthony (DD-515) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 December 1944. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Anthony 67kPhoto #: NH 102866, USS Anthony (DD-515) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 December 1944. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Anthony 71kPhoto #: NH 102865, USS Anthony (DD-515) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 December 1944. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Anthony 98kOff the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 December 1944. Photo from NARA San Francisco, Mare Island Naval Shipyard Ship Files.Tracy White
Anthony 82kPhoto #: NH 102793, USS Terry (DD-513) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 December 1944. USS Anthony (DD-515) is tied up inboard of Terry. White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Anthony 176kPhoto #: NH 102807, USS Terry (DD-513) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 December 1944. USS Anthony (DD-515) is tied up inboard of Terry. White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Anthony 176kPhoto #: NH 102808, USS Terry (DD-513) plan view, aft, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 December 1944. USS Anthony (DD-515) is tied up inboard of Terry. White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Anthony 93kNavy Photo 7516-44, broadside view of USS Anthony (DD 515) off Mare Island on 8 Dec 1944. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 25 Oct until 11 Dec 1944.Darryl Baker
Anthony 124kNavy Photo 7516-44, amidships looking aft plan view of USS Anthony (DD 515) at Mare Island on 12 Dec 1944.Darryl Baker
Anthony 131kNavy Photo 7516-44, amidships looking forward plan view of USS Anthony (DD 515) at Mare Island on 12 Dec 1944.Darryl Baker
On Federal Republic of Germany Service
Anthony 211kUndated, location unknown.Wolfgang Hechler
Anthony 112kUndated, location unknown.Wolfgang Hechler
Anthony 131kUndated, location unknown.Wolfgang Hechler
Anthony 115kUndated, location unknown.Wolfgang Hechler
Anthony 154kUndated, location unknown.Wolfgang Hechler
Anthony 138kUndated, location unknown.Wolfgang Hechler
Anthony 139kUndated, location unknown.Wolfgang Hechler
Anthony 82kZ1 prior to commissioning in Charleston with Z1 painted on the hull. Only Z1 ever carried the Z number painted on the hull. (And this only for its first cruise from the US to Germany. After arriving in Germany, Z1 was replaced by D170.)Jörg Bihlmayr
Anthony 47kThe Z1 (ex-USS Anthony, DD-515), circa 1958, photo by Erich Groner. Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1958-59 Edition.Robert Hurst
Anthony 99kGerman commissioning in Charleston on 17 Jan 1958.Jörg Bihlmayr
Anthony 33kCharleston 1958.Jörg Bihlmayr
Anthony 143kOne of the directors for the 76 mm guns of Z1.Jörg Bihlmayr
Anthony 176kBow turrets and mast of Z1.Jörg Bihlmayr
Anthony 69kZ1 in the Med.Jörg Bihlmayr
Anthony 65kZ1 and Z2 (D171) (ex DD-500) in Las Palmas.Jörg Bihlmayr
Anthony 83kAs Z-1/D-170 circa early 1960's.Marc Piché
Anthony 39kAs German Z1/D170 near Kiel at the end of the 1960sJörg Bihlmayr
Anthony 44kTaken in the NOK/Kiel Channel in about 1969.Jörg Bihlmayr
Anthony 98kThree views of the Anthony as she was torpedoed by the German U-29 on May 16 1979 in Greece.Gerd Matthes
Anthony 97kAs above.Gerd Matthes
Anthony 96kAs above.Gerd Matthes
Anthony 5kGerman Navy Coat of Arms for the Z1.Franzen Karlheinz

USS ANTHONY DD-515 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Blinn Van Mater    Feb 26 1943 - Jul 2 1944 (Later RADM)
LCDR Clyde James Van Arsdall Jr.    Jul 2 1944 - Aug 5 1945 (Later RADM)
CDR Jackson Hunter Raymer    Aug 5 1945 - Apr 17 1946
Commanding Officers under Federal German Command
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
(KL = Kapitänleutnant = LT    FK = Fregattenkapitän = CDR    KzS = Kapitän zur See = CAPT)

FK Trummer    Jan 17 1958 - Mar 1959
KzS Birnbacher    Mar 1959 - Oct 1960
FK Vorsteher    Oct 1960 - Jul 1961
FK Werner Winter Jul 1961 - Sep 1962
FK Grote    Sep 1962 - Mar 1964
FK Hänert    Mar 1964 - Mar 1965
FK Goetschke Mar 1965 - Oct 1966
FK Proettel    Oct 1966 - Mar 31 1967
(Decommissioned Mar 31 1967 - Aug 19 1968)
FK Gaude    Aug 19 1968 - Sep 1970
FK Kolvenbach    Sep 1970 - Oct 4 1971
KL Döring    Oct 4 1971 - Mar 17 1972

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Bob Ross' USS Anthony website
Bernhard Olbers Zerstorer Z-1(D170) website
Heinz Albers Zerstorer Z-1(D170) website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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