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|85k||James Metcalf, also spelled Medcalf in records, boarded schooner Enterprise as a seaman at Malta 16 May 1803. On 19 September 1804 he was promoted to boatswain’s mate and transferred the next day to brig Siren. He also served in frigate Essex and Constitution. On 16 February 1804 Metcalf was one of 84 handpicked volunteers from Enterprise to join in the daring expedition under Lt. Stephen Decatur to blow up captured frigate Philadelphia, heavily guarded in Tripoli harbor. Image from the U.S. Naval Historical Center.||Bill Gonyo|
|82k||Artist's conception of the Metcalf 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|
|51k||Christening ceremony at Puget Sound Navy Yard September 25 1944.||Tracy White|
|56k||Christening Party with the ship's sponsor Mrs. Harold C. Pound at Puget Sound Navy Yard September 25 1944.||Sean L. Pound|
|56k||Commissioning ceremony at Puget Sound Navy Yard November 18 1944.||Tracy White|
|48k||USS Metcalf and USS Shields 5 Dec 1945 on the Whang-Poo River Shanghai, China.||Albert Ferguson|
|31k||14 Dec 1945 on the Whang-Poo River Shanghai, China.||Albert Ferguson|
CDR David Louis Martineau Nov 18 1944 - ? 1945 (Later RADM) CDR Clyde James Van Arsdall Jr. ? 1945 - Feb 5 1946 (Later RADM) LCDR Hugh Blanchard Vickery Feb 5 1946 - ?
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