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USS JOHN RODGERS (DD-574)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NEQO

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1945) - EQUIPOISE

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 Consolidated Steel, Orange TX June 25 1941.
Launched May 7 1942 and commissioned February 9 1943.
Decommissioned May 25 1946.
Stricken May 1 1968.
To Mexico August 19 1970, renamed Cuitlahuac.
Fate Retired by the Mexican Navy 16 July 2001.
Dismantled and scrapped in Mexico between 2010 and 2011.

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I - Commodore John Rodgers (naval officer, War of 1812) (1772-1838), U.S. Naval officer during the War of 1812.

II - John Rodgers ( 8 August 1812 - 5 May 1882), son of Commodore John Rodgers, was born near Havre de Grace. He was received his appointment as a Midshipman in the Navy on 18 April 1828. Service in the Mediterranean on board Constellation and Concord opened his long career of distinguished service, and he commanded an expedition of Naval Infantry and Marines in Florida during the Seminole Wars. In the mid-1850s he succeeded Commander Ringgold in command of the North Pacific Exploring and Surveying Expedition, which added greatly to our knowledge of far eastern and northern waters. Following his promotion to Commander in 1855, he married and settled to work in the Navy's Japan Office in Washington, where he was serving when the Civil War broke out.

III - Vice Admiral William Ledyard Rodgers (naval officer, World War I) (1860 - 1944), the grandson of Commodore John Rodgers and son of Rear Admiral John Rodgers.

IV - John Rodgers, great grandson of Commodore Rodgers, was born in Washington 15 January 1881 and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1903. He last served as Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics until killed in an airplane crash 27 August 1926. Digital ID: ggbain 38720, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Bill Gonyo
Rodgers 102kArtist's conception of the Rodgers as she appeared in late 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
Rodgers 78kArtist's conception of a cutaway view of the Rodgers 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
Rodgers 58kUndated, location unknown. View by a tourist camera aboard John Rodgers. Courtesy Gary Burkholder.John Chiquoine and Dave Schroeder
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Three views from September and December 1941 of USS John Rodgers under construction. Scene is on ways#6, Consolidated Steel Corp, Orange, TX. NA 19N126891-3.
John Chiquoine
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USS John Rodgers on the Sabine River, Texas en route to Galveston on 23 Feb1943. From NA 19N41655-9. She was the last tin can to leave the ConSteel yard with the 4-40mm/4-20mm battery, searchlights on the aft funnel and a fantail twin 40.
John Chiquoine
Rodgers 250kJohn Rodgers after her April 1943 Charleston re-fit. A mount 20 and mounts 43 and 44 have been added, and the searchlight platforms moved to the forward funnel. NA 80G68126.Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine
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USS John Rodgers (DD-574) underway at Charleston, S.C., 29 April 1943.
Robert Hurst/David Buell
Rodgers 85kOverhead detail of John Rodgers on 29 April 1943. Her re-fit at Charleston is just concluded and the fantail 40mm removed. View from her NA 19LCM folder.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 287kSkipper 'Hop' Parish addressing crew at a citation award or Change of Command. From the Bob Lehman collection.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 129kView of John Rodgers after section and Squadron 25 underway from New Guinea 7 May 1944. Photo by Bob Lehman.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 134kFormation for 'Hop' Parish receiving an award citation in the late Spring 1944. From the Bob Lehman collection.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 171kRe-loading torpedoes at Espiritu August 1944. From the Bob Lehman collection.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 288kMuster on the fantail, summer 1944. From the Bob Lehman collection.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 70kThis is a portion of a Signal Corps photo taken in Humboldt Bay, New Guinea on 13 October 1944 by H F Klawitter USA. At distant left is USS John Rodgers (DD-574), at center is USS Morris (DD-417), and the nearest is USS Edwards (DD-619). Only Edwards and the station service vessels would remain past that day, with almost the entire anchorage getting underway for the Philippines assault at Leyte. Identified from Ship's Logs, War Diaries, and anchorage positions. NA SC260657.Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine
Rodgers 108kView of superstructure during overhaul in ARD at Mare Island, December 1944. Squad Dog 25 Pennant at Foremast. NARA 19N 77166.John Chiquoine
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Close-in detail views of the John Rodgers Mare Island overhaul, taken from her NA-19N plan views of early January, 1945.
John Chiquoine
Rodgers 200kThe Jolly R seen in smokescreen exercises off San Diego, January 1945. Photo by Tom McCann aboard USS Harrison.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 105kForward plan view of USS John Rodgers (DD 574) at Mare Island on 9 Jan 1945. She was in overhaul at the yard from 24 Nov 44 until 10 Jan 45. USS Ammen (DD 527) is inboard and USS Walker (DD 517) is forward of John Rodgers.Darryl Baker
Rodgers 93kAft plan view of USS John Rodgers (DD 574) at Mare Island on 9 Jan 1945. She was in overhaul at the yard from 24 Nov 44 until 10 Jan 45. USS Ammen (DD 527) is inboard of John Rodgers.Darryl Baker
Rodgers 97kStern view of USS John Rodgers (DD 574) off San Francisco in the bay on 11 Jan 1945.Darryl Baker
Rodgers 89kBow on view of USS John Rodgers (DD 574) off San Francisco in the bay on 11 Jan 1945.Darryl Baker
Rodgers 141kUSS John Rodgers (DD 574) off Mare Island on January 11 1945. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Rodgers 248kRescued pilot Lt Matura being high-lined back to Bennington, February 1945. NA 80G.John Chiquoine
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Activity scenes aboard USS John Rodgers between February and August 1945 while operating with TG38.1/58.1. Still photos from film by ComDesRon 25 staff officer Lt Fairhurst.
John Chiquoine
Rodgers 128kNARA 80G 306457, taken February 15 1945 by BENNINGTON'S V3S Division.J. Chiquoine/D. Schroeder
Rodgers 140kView from BENNINGTON refueling JOHN RODGERS in TG 15 February 1945. Archives NNSP 80G 306459.J. Chiquoine/D. Schroeder
Rodgers 196kDetail view of JOHN RODGERS fantail and equipment from BENNINGTON while refueling 15 Feb 1945. Sam Ashare collection.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 30kTwo views show storm damage to Mount One 16 Feb 1945 while operating off Iwo Jima with TG58.1.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 183kTwo views show storm damage to Mount One 16 Feb 1945 while operating off Iwo Jima with TG58.1.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 44kAA Action view from Hornet 14 May 1945 of kamikaze exploding over John Rodgers and is about to splash. NARA 80G331623.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 68kAA Action view from Indiana 14 May 1945 0700, showing of kamikaze exploding over John Rodgers and is about to splash.Robert Hurst/John Chiquoine
Rodgers 69kAA Action seen from USS San Jacinto 14 May 1945 at 0700, showing a kamikaze exploding over USS John Rodgers and is about to splash. Many shipmates report being showered with bits and pieces of small debris from the disentegrated airplane. NA 80G324530.John Chiquoine and Dave Schroeder
Rodgers 177kView of AA event 14 May 1945 at 0700 seen from SAN JAC. Smoke from kamikaze hit and shell bursts are in distance beyond BENNINGTON and JOHN RODGERS. NA 80G331176.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 93kView of John Rodgers on cruise from Pearl Harbor to Boston after the War, October 1945.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 103kPortrait of crew taken 8 October, 1945, while in nest at Colon, Panama. Ship was returning to the US East Coast. Photo distributed to crew.Tim Rizzuto/Anthony Finchum
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Nests of Desron 23 and Desron25 tin cans at Coco Solo, Panama, October 9 1945. They are on their cruise home from Japan to East Coast Conus ports for Navy Day activities. Outboard ship is John Rodgers, middle ship is Aulick, and alongside pier is Ausburne. These three would later be in company again at the Philly mothball fleet in 1954.
Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine
Rodgers 98kNewspaper clipping from the Boston Traveler 17 October 1945.David Buell
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As shipmates get ready for the liberty of their of lives, USS John Rodgers eases in to South Boston Naval Annex Pier One closing out her war cruises on 17 Oct 1945. USS New Mexico is being shifted by tugs at the near pier. Boston Public Library collection.
Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine
Rodgers 252kView of JOHN RODGERS from Cooper River bridge en route to Charleston NSY 3 Nov 1945 for decommissioning. Distributed to crew, Nobby Brust collection.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 128kNest view of Converse and John Rodgers in the Charleston NSY piers, November 1945. Photo by Swede Swenson, USS Thorn.D.Schroeder/J.Chiquoine
Rodgers 76kView of the destroyer piers at Charleston Naval Shipyard between July 1950 and August 1954. Harrison (DD573), John Rodgers (DD574), Thorn (DD647), and Winslow (AG127) are identified. Photo from USNI collection.John Chiquoine
Rodgers 153kCommemorative ship's patch.John Chiquoine
On Mexican Service
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BAM Cuitlahuac (E-01)-ex USS John Rogers (DD574) taken by the late Dr. Joseph M. McDonough, when the destroyer visited San Francisco, circa 2000. Joe served as a Sonarman Third Class (SoM3c), aboard the USS Twiggs (DD591) from her commissioning until she was lost on June 16, 1945 Joe is pictured standing on the pier.
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Rodgers 157kThis is a photographic condition detail study (18 images) of the only existing tall-bridge Fletcher-Class tin can, current as of March, 2010. She now is the ex-BAM Cuitlahuac (E-01, ex-E02, ex-F2); ex-USS John Rodgers (DD-574). Photos are from the efforts of the USS John Rodgers Association.USS John Rodgers (DD-574) Association
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USS JOHN RODGERS DD-574 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Herman Oliff (Hop) Parish    Feb 9 1943 - Aug 8 1944
CDR James Gilbert Franklin    Aug 8 1944 - Dec 31 1945
LCDR Robert Larue Tully    Feb 2 1946 - May 25 1946

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: John Chiquoine
Address: 323 Wellington Road, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610)692-2627
E-mail: dd573@aol.com
Next Reunion: Wilmington, NC, September 29 - October 3 2010

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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