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USS HARADEN (DD-585)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NANU

CLASS - FLETCHER As Built.
Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 10 x 40mm, 7 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; Allis Chalmers & General Electric Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Boston Navy Yard. November 9 1942.
Launched March 19 1942 and commissioned September 16 1943.
Decommissioned July 2 1946.
Stricken November 1 1972.
Fate Target November 1973.
16 of her crew were lost and remain on duty.

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Haraden 15kJonathan Haraden was born in Gouchester, Mass., 11 November 1744, and joined the Massachusetts State Navy in July 1776 as First Lieutenant of the sloop Tyrannicide. Sailing with her for 2 years, he captured many prizes, and rose to command her in 1777. In 1778, Haraden left the state navy for a career as a privateersman, commanding General Pickering. He simultaneously engaged three British privateers off New Jersey in October 1779, and captured a 22-gun sloop in the Bay of Biscay. When British privateer Achilles, of three times his force, attempted to recapture his prize a few days later, Haraden fought a fierce action at close quarters for 3 hours, forcing the larger ship to sheer off. Captured briefly by Admiral Rodney in the West Indies in 1781, Haraden escaped and sailed privateer Julius Caesar in 1782. In June of that year fought off two British vessels of equal force at the same time. His health declined steadily after the close of the War for Independence, and he died at Salem, Mass., 23 November 1803.Bill Gonyo
Haraden 82kArtist's conception of the Haraden 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
Haraden 22kUndated, location unknown. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 31, Design 6d.Gary Awsiukiewicz
Haraden 64kOctober 1943 off Boston.Ed Zajkowski
Haraden 68kTaken just after the kamikazi attack Dec 13, 1944 from the USS Natoma Bay (CVE-62). The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 31, Design 3d.Gary Awsiukiewicz
Haraden 141kUSS Haraden (DD-585) to fight again. Damaged by a Jap suicide plane which divedagainst the ship near its bridge on December 13, 1944, the Navy destroyer USSHaraden made its way on one engine back to the Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Wash.It was quickly repaired and is now back in action seeking revenge. Battered andbearing many holes, the stack of the USS Haraden testifies to the force of theimpact when the Kamikaze crashed into the ship. Puget Sound workmen can be seen aboard the destroyer. June 18, 1945. Allrights reserved by Kibbe Museum.Bill Gonyo
Haraden 62kUSS Haraden (DD-585) after being hit by a Kamikaze in the Sulu Sea on 13 December 1944, while enroute to the Mindoro invasion. USS Twiggs (DD-591) is alongside rendering assistance. Photographed from USS Kadashan Bay (CVE-76). Haraden is painted in Camouflage Measure 31, Design 3D (for drawings of this design, see Photo #s 80-G-158591 and 80-G-158592). Twiggs is wearing Camouflage Measure 32, Design 6D (see Photo #s 80-G-162024 and 80-G-162025). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives. Photo #: 80-G-273000.Robert Hurst
Haraden 105kUSS Lamson (DD-367), at left and USS Haraden (DD-585) at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, in early 1945. They are to receive repairs for damage inflicted by Kamikaze attacks in December 1944. Lamson is wearing Camouflage Measure 31 Design 23d. Haraden's camouflage is Measure 31 Design 3d (USN Photo No 80-G-601802).Robert Hurst
Haraden 368kNewspaper clipping date June 19 1945 showing battle damage to the Haraden.Ron Reeves

USS HARADEN DD-585 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Halle Charles Allen Jr.    Sep 16 1943 - Nov 1 1944
CDR William Henry Watson Jr.    Nov 1 1944 - Jul 6 1945
LCDR Leslie James O'Brien Jr.    Jul 6 1945 - ? (Later RADM)

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Destroyer History Foundation
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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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