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USS DALY (DD-519)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NIMC

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; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY April 29 1942.
Launched October 24 1942 and commissioned March 10 1943.
Decommissioned April 18 1946 and recommissioned July 3 1951.
Decommissioned May 2 1960.
Stricken December 1 1974.
Fate Sold April 22 1976 to North American Smelting, Bordentown, NJ and broken up for scrap.

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Daly 50kBorn 11 November 1873 at Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y., Daniel Daly enlisted in the Marine Corps 10 January 1899. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for distinguished and gallant conduct in the presence of the enemy at the Battle of Peking, China on 14 August 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion. He then served in the Caribbean and received a second Congressional Medal of Honor for his gallantry and heroism on 24-25 October 1915 during the capture of Fort Liberte, Haiti. During World War I he served with the American Expeditionary Forces in France from 4 November 1917 to 21 April 1919, serving continually at the front. He was wounded twice during these actions. On 5 June 1918 at the risk of his life he extinguished a fire in an ammunition dump at Lucy-LeBocage, and on 7 June during a heavy bombardment he visited all the gun crews of his company to cheer his men. On 10 June he attacked an enemy machine gun emplacement, unassisted, and captured it by the use of hand grenades and his automatic pistol. Later during the German attack on Bouresches, he brought in wounded men under fire. For these many and various acts of heroism he was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, the Croix de Guerre, French Victory Medal, and the French Medaille Militaire.Bill Gonyo
Daly 82kArtist's conception of the Daly 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
Daly 20kUndated, location unknown.Christopher Karwowski
Daly 197kUndated, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Daly 31k1944, Daly coming along side USS Nashville.Hal Boyer
Daly 261kUSS Daly (DD-519) as seen from USS Harrison (DD-573) from one of three occasions in 1944. Photo by CTM Tom McCann. Daly's mounts 20,21,and 22 have not been upgraded to mounts 41 and 42 yet.John Chiquoine
Daly 143kAs seen from the bridge of the USS Blue Ridge (AGC-2), October 17 1944, enroute from Humbolt Bay, Hollandia to objective area (Leyte).Michael Patrick for his father John J. Patrick, RT 3c, USS Blue Ridge, 1943-1945
Daly 62kUSS Daly (DD-519) in 1945, with MS22 camouflage scheme. Twin 40mm Bofors have been mounted before the bridge, amidships and between No. 3 and No. 4 5-inch gun mounts. 20mm Oerlikon single mounts at the waist and stern. Note that the censor has erased the ship's radar equipment. Source: Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 302581.Mike Green
Daly 18k1951, Daly in mothballs at Charleston, SC.Hal Boyer
Daly 57kShakedown August 1951 in Charleston Harbor.Hal Boyer
Daly 77kShakedown after re-fitting during 1952 on the Cooper River.Hal Boyer
Daly 130kUSS Daly (DD-519) steaming down the Cooper River with the crew at quarters in July 1952 upon completion of an overhaul at Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, South Carolina. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #: NH 107242.Robert Hurst
Daly 35k1953, prior to Korean Deployment.Hal Boyer
Daly 24kTaken by Bill Shukis September 1955 in the MediterraneanChristine Shukis
Daly 24kTaken by Bill Shukis September 1955 in the Mediterranean refueling from the USS Salome (AO-26)Christine Shukis
Daly 85kCirca 1956, location unknown. Photo courtesy of A. & J. Pavia.Robert Hurst
Daly 183kGenoa, Italy April 26 1959.Carlo Martinelli
Daly 199kThree views of This is all that was left of DALY in the 1970's, signage in the office and vents and motors in the yard at North American Smelting in Bordentown, New Jersey.Ed Zajkowski
Daly 128kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Daly 134kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Daly 99kShip's patch.Wolfgang Hechler
Daly 85kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski

USS DALY DD-519 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Richard Gerben Visser    Mar 10 1943 - Nov 1 1944 (Later RADM)
CDR Richard Rumel Bradley Jr.    Nov 1 1944 - ?
(Decommissioned Apr 18 1946 - Jul 3 1951)
CDR William Gordon Thatcher    Jul 3 1951 - May 1953
CDR Arthur Ferdinand Johnson    May 1953 - Dec 1954
CDR Blaine Edward Eader    Dec 1954 - Sep 1956
CDR James Frances Schremp    Sep 1956 - Sep 1958
CDR Kenneth Canan Gummerson    Sep 1958 - May 2 1960

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Daly website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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