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USS YOUNG (DD-580)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NESO

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 Consolidated Steel, Orange TX May 7 1942.
Launched October 15 1942 and commissioned July 31 1943.
Decommissioned March 31 1946.
Stricken May 1 1968.
Fate Sunk as target off Virginia April 16 1970.

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Young 69kPhoto #: NH 162, Captain Lucien Young, USN portrait photograph by H. Pierre Smith, San Francisco, California, circa 1906-1909. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Young 102kArtist's conception of the Young 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
Young 78kArtist's conception of a cutaway view of the Young 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
Young 32kUndated, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Young 160kThe Young dressed in colors on shipways#6. Apparently this is just before her launch ceremony, ConSteel Corp, Orange,TX. Photo is cited October 11 1942, NA 19GC.Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine
Young 66kPhoto #: NH 102851, USS Young (DD-580) off Charleston, South Carolina, 18 October 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 48kPhoto #: NH 102852, USS Young (DD-580) underway off Charleston, South Carolina, 18 October 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 63kPhoto #: NH 102853, USS Young (DD-580) underway off Charleston, South Carolina, 18 October 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 57kPhoto #: NH 102854, USS Young (DD-580) underway off Charleston, South Carolina, 18 October 1943. Note the schooner at the Seaboard pier, in the left background. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 54kPhoto #: NH 102855, USS Young (DD-580) underway in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 18 October 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 103kPhoto #: NH 102856, USS Young (DD-580) underway in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 18 October 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 132kPhoto #: NH 102857, USS Young (DD-580) underway in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 18 October 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 87kNavy Photo 6056-44, bow on view of USS Young (DD 580) departing Mare Island on 6 Oct 1944.Darryl Baker
Young 86kNavy Photo 6059-44, broadside view of USS Young (DD 580) off Mare Island on 6 Oct 1944. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 25 Sep until 6 Oct 1944.Darryl Baker
Young 83kNavy Photo 6061-44, stern view of USS Young (DD 580) departing Mare Island on 6 Oct 1944.Darryl Baker
Young 108kNavy Photo 4838-45, forward plan view of USS Kimberly (DD 521) outboard of USS Young (DD 580) at Mare Island on 26 June 1945.Darryl Baker
Young 159kNavy Photo 4839-45, aft plan view of USS Kimberly (DD 521) outboard of USS Young (DD 580) at Mare Island on 26 June 1945.Darryl Baker
Young 154kNavy Photo 4851-45, aft plan view of USS O'Brien (DD 725) at Mare Island on 28 June 1945. USS Young (DD 580) is inboard of O'Brien.Darryl Baker
Young 152kJuly 22 1945, USS Hyman (DD-732) with USS Young (DD-580) inboard at Mare Island.Ed Zajkowski
Young 152kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Young 98kNavy Photo 5423-45, aft plan view of USS Hyman (DD 732) outboard of USS Young (DD 580) at Mare Island on 24 July 1945. Hyman was in overhaul at the yard from 16 May to 26 July 1945.Darryl Baker
Young 99kPhoto #: NH 102858, USS Young (DD-580) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 26 July 1945. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 145kJuly 26 1945 at Mare Island.Ed Zajkowski
Young 76kPhoto #: NH 102862, USS Young (DD-580) being tugged away from a pier at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 26 July 1945. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 97kPhoto #: NH 102863, USS Young (DD-580) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 26 July 1945. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 169kUSS Young (DD 580) off Mare Island on July 26, 1945. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Young 122kPhoto #: NH 102861, USS Young (DD-580) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 30 July 1945. Note the floating crane alongside her to starboard, and the destroyer undergoing overhaul to port. White outlines mark recent alterations made to Young. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 103kPhoto #: NH 102859, USS Young (DD-580) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 30 July 1945. Note details of her open bridge. White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 110kPhoto #: NH 102860, USS Young (DD-580) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 30 July 1945. Note her newly fitted quadruple 40mm anti-aircraft guns, amidships. White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship. Inboard ship is the USS Lang (DD-399). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Young 74kIn Storage, South Boston Naval Annex, September 1960 Richard Leonhardt
Young 49kBoston Naval Annex, 1960. DD-624 Baldwin Outboard, CV-18 Wasp Behind And To The Left. Richard Leonhardt

USS YOUNG DD-580 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR George Bernard Madden    Jul 31 1943 - Aug 26 1944
CDR Donald Granville Dockum    Aug 26 1944 - Nov 15 1945
LCDR Carl Elliott Olson    Nov 15 1945 - Mar 31 1946

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Roland Bienvenu
Address:
Phone: 337-984-0598
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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