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USS KENDRICK (DD-612)


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CLASS - BENSON As Built.
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 Pedro.May 1 1941.
Launched April 2 1942 and commissioned September 12 1942.
Torpedoed off coast of Italy in August 1943.
Decommissioned March 31 1947.
Stricken May 1 1966.
Fate Sunk as target off Key West Florida March 2 1968.

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Kendrick 82kArtist's conception of the Kendrick 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
Kendrick 51kUndated, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Kendrick 137kDecember 1942 at Mare Island.Ed Zajkowski
Kendrick 122kDecember 1942 at Mare Island.Ed Zajkowski
Kendrick 98kBroadside view of USS Kendrick (DD 612) off Mare Island on 6 December 1942. She was under repairs at the yard from 23 November to 6 December 1942.Cal Emerson/Darryl Baker
Kendrick 109kUSS Kendrick (DD-612) underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California on 6 December 1942. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #: NH 107215.Robert Hurst
Kendrick 108kOverhead stern quarter view of the USS Kendrick (DD-612), as seen in January, 1943. A Benson class vessel, she was configured with the after set of torpedo tubes replaced with light weight A.A. gun mounts. Photo caption from the 1943-45 Naval Recognition Manual.Mike Green
Kendrick 221kUSS Kendrick (DD-612) taken near NY/Boston, 26 April 1943, USN/ONI photo.Darryl Baker
Kendrick 89kUSS Kendrick June 23 1945 after she received the AA refit. Note the lack of torpedo tubes, the twin 40mm amidships and the quad 40mm aft forward of mount 53.David Buell
Kendrick 150kUSS Kendrick, DD 612, taken 27 Jun 1945. Photo is Official USN, NYNY # 10313-6-45. Photo was taken at an altitude of 250 feet.David Buell
Kendrick 94kReady for her fate, Norfolk 1967.Marc Piché

USS KENDRICK DD-612 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Cecil Thilman Caufield    Sep 12 1942 - Nov 2 1943
CDR Alston Maury Boyd Jr.    Nov 2 1943 - Apr 14 1945
LCDR Benjamin Thomas Frana    Apr 14 1945 - Dec 8 1945
LCDR E. Fide    Dec 8 1945 - 1947
LT Robert Lincoln Humphreys    1947 - Mar 31 1947

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Frank L. Conti
Address: 341 South Pine Creek Road ,Fairfield CT, 06430
Phone: (203) 255-4051
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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