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USS CONNER (DD-582)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NEQU

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; Allis Chalmers Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Boston Navy Yard. April 16 1942.
Launched July 18 1942 and commissioned June 8 1943.
Decommissioned July 5 1946.
Stricken September 1 1975.
To Greece September 15 1959, renamed HS Aspis (D 06),
Stricken 1991.
Fate Sold for scrap in 1997 and is currently being scrapped near Pireuas. (1-98)

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Conner 71kPhoto #: NH 50663. Commodore David Conner, U.S. Navy, (1792-1856) 19th Century engraved portrait. Commodore Conner commanded the Home Squadron during the first part of the Mexican War. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Conner 82kArtist's conception of the Conner 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
Conner 114kUndated, location unknown. NARA # 80G276724.Daniel Dunham
On Greek Service
Conner 106kJune 1971 in the Saronic Gulf, near Piraeus (the Athensís port), Greece. Picture caption reads: "To the sailor D. Karatolos, in memory of his service in the ASPIS" and signed George Antonopoulos, Commander.D. Karatolos
Conner 30kHNS ASPIS, D 06, ex-USS Conner, DD 582, the ship logo as painted on her superstructure, " Power-Speed-Accuracy." ASPIS stands for SHIELD in Greek language.Anthony J. Vrailas
Conner 96kHNS ASPIS, D 06, ex-USS Conner, DD 582, undated, location unknown.Anthony J. Vrailas
Conner 100kHNS ASPIS, D 06, ex-USS Conner, DD 582, undated, location unknown.Anthony J. Vrailas
Conner 86kHNS ASPIS, D 06, ex-USS Conner, DD 582, undated, location unknown.Anthony J. Vrailas
Conner 76kHNS ASPIS, D 06, ex-USS Conner, DD 582, undated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Conner 57kHNS ASPIS, D 06, ex-USS Conner, DD 582, undated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Conner 93kHNS ASPIS, D 06, ex-USS Conner, DD 582, undated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Conner 103kHNS ASPIS, D 06, ex-USS Conner, DD 582, undated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Conner 53kHNS Aspis (D 06, ex-USS Conner, DD-582), underway, circa 1961, location unknown. Photo A. & J. Pavia. Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1961-62 edition.Robert Hurst
Conner 224kThe Greek Salamis Naval Base on 31 August 1979. Visible among other ships are the six Greek Fletcher-class destroyers: Kimon (ex-USS Ringgold (DD-500), Nearchos (ex-USS Wadsworth (DD-516), Sfendoni (ex-USS Aulick (DD-569), Aspis (ex-USS Conner (DD-582), Lonchi (ex-USS Hall (DD-583), and Velos (ex-USS Charrette (DD-581). Also visible are the landing ships Nafkratoussa (ex-USS Fort Mandan (LSD-21), Oinoussai (ex-USS Terrell County (LST-1157), and Kos (ex-USS Whitfield County (LST-1169). Photo by PHC C. Pedrick, USN. U.S. DefenseImagery photo VIRIN: photo VIRIN: DN-SC-82-00328.Robert Hurst
Conner 98kA series of photos of the Conner a few days prior to her scrapping at Perama, a city close to Piraeus, May 3 1997.George Haralampides
Conner 86kAs above.George Haralampides
Conner 101kAs above.George Haralampides
Conner 84kAs above.George Haralampides
Conner 76kAs above.George Haralampides
Conner 180kShip's patch.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy

USS CONNER DD-582 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR William Eugene Kaitner    Jun 8 1943 - Feb 18 1945
LCDR William Arthur Sissons    Feb 18 1945 - Aug 29 1945
LT R. C. Austin    Aug 29 1945 - Sep 17 1945 (Acting)
LCDR Posey Alexander Hooper    Sep 17 1945 - Jul 5 1946

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: John Simpson
Address: 99 W. Passaic Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07070
Phone: (201)933-5923
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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