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Displacement 2395 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 348' 4"(oa) x 36' 1" x 13' 2" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 0.5" MG, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 50,000 SHP; Bethlehem Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 208.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco.July 5 1941.
Launched March 17 1942 and commissioned July 30 1942.
Decommissioned April 14 1946.
Stricken July 1 1971.
Fate Sold October 6 1972 to Luria Brothers, New York for $67,911 and broken up for scrap in Kearny, NJ.

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Frazier 85kDaniel Frazier was born as James North in Dorchester County, Md., and entered the Navy as a seaman in 1802. Serving in the Mediterranean during the war with Tripoli, he took part in Stephen Decatur's immortal foray into Tripoli Harbor to destroy the captured Philadelphia, and was again with Decatur in the attack on Tripoli 3 August 1804. He was severely wounded in the gunboat attack, and is believed by many to have received these wounds while protecting Decatur with his own body. It is not clear whether he or Reuben James was the brave seaman who thus saved his commander's life. He died in New York City about 22 April 1833. Photo #: KN-10849, "Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbor of Tripoli, February 16, 1804," oil on canvas, 60" by 42", by Edward Moran (1829-1901), signed and dated by the artist, 1897. It depicts USS Philadelphia, previously captured by the Tripolitans, ablaze after she was boarded and set afire by a party from the ketch Intrepid led by Lieutenant Stephen Decatur. Painting in the U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection. Gift of Paul E. Sutro, 1940. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Frazier 82kArtist's conception of the Frazier as she appeared in 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
Frazier 74kUndated, location unknown, in World War II camouflage. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 23d.Richard Saizan
Frazier 108kUndated, San Francisco Bay. Photo 80G13030.Daniel Dunham
Conway 182kUSS Frazier (DD-607) enroute from Hawaii to Saipan in June 1944, as part of the invasion fleet. The picture was taken from a transport carrying men of the 2nd Marine Div. Photo is from the collection of Cpl. Tom Carter (USMC), Combat Photographer, who was in the invasion force.Jack Wolslegel/Rick E Davis
Frazier 124kAft plan view of USS Frazier (DD-607) at Mare Island on 17 Sep 1944. USS Dyson (DD 572) and USS Charles Ausburn (DD 570) are forward of Frazier.Darryl Baker
Frazier 79kForward plan view of USS Frazier (DD 607) at Mare Island on 17 Sep 1944.Darryl Baker
Frazier 87kBow on view of USS Frazier (DD 607) off Mare Island on 20 Sep 1944.Darryl Baker
Frazier 95kBroadside view of USS Frazier (DD 607) off Mare Island on 20 Sep 1944. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 7 Aug. until 19 Sep 1944.Darryl Baker
Frazier 98kStern view of USS Frazier (DD 607) off Mare Island on 20 Sep 1944.Darryl Baker
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USS FRAZIER DD-607 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Frank Virden    Jul 30 1942 - Jun 8 1943 (Later RADM)
LCDR Elliot Mitchell Brown    Jun 8 1943 - Apr 12 1944
LCDR Francis O'Connor Fletcher Jr.   Apr 12 1944 - Jan 13 1945
LCDR John Norton Renfro    Jan 13 1945 - Apr 15 1946

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Robert A. Willis
Address: PO Box 193, Amelia Court House, VA 23002-0193
Phone: (804) 561-2115
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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