NavSource Main Page FAQ Contact us Search NavSource

Waving US Flag

NavSource Naval History
Photographic History of the United States Navy


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NBRP

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 29 1941.
Launched September 7 1942 and commissioned December 19 1942.
Decommissioned February 2 1946.
Stricken July 1 1971.
Fate Sold June 1 1974 to Andy International, Brownsville for $150,999 and broken up for scrap.

Click On Image
For Full Size Image
Size Image Description Contributed
No Photo
-Tenant McLanahan, born in Louisiana, was appointed midshipman 12 December 1839 and passed midshipman 2 July 1845. He served in Preble in the Mediterranean Squadron; in Delaware, Brandywine, and Macedonia in the Brazil, African, and East Indian Squadrons, 1840-45; and in Shark, Portsmouth and Cyane in the Pacific Squadron, 1846-48. While attached to the latter he was one of Lieutenant Heywood’s party beseiged by Mexican irregulars at San Jose, Baja California, 24 January to 14 February 1848. He conducted himself in a gallant, unflinching, and devoted manner, until he was killed by a ri fleshot in the neck 11 February 1848.Robert M. Cieri
McLanahan 82kArtist's conception of the McLanahan 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
McLanahan 41kUndated, location unknown.Bill Adkins
McLanahan 72kBroadside view of USS McLanahan (DD 615) off Mare Island on February 5 1943. She was under repair at the yard from January 25 to February 5 1943.Bill Adkins/Darryl Baker
McLanahan 96kUSS McLanahan (DD-615) underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California on 5 February 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #: NH 107216.Robert Hurst
McLanahan 41kUSS MacKenzie (DD-614) and USS McLanahan (DD-615) in Algeria on the Gulf of Oran.Gerd Matthes
McLanahan 37kAs above.Gerd Matthes
McLanahan 127kUSS McLanahan pulling away from removing the crew of ammo liberty Robert Rowan off Sicily 11 July 1943. Rowan did eventually blow up and shower ammo over the assault forces. Photo from Life Magazine collection, photographer J R Eyerman. Used for educational and non-commercial purposes.John Chiquoine
McLanahan 165kcirca 1967, USS McLanahan in background and USS Hake (SS-256) in foreground.Tommy Trampp
McLanahan 42kUSS Thorn (DD-647), USS McLanahan (DD-615) and USS MacKenzie (DD-614) at Philadelphia Navy Yard on August 13 1973.Kaj Swenson

USS McLANAHAN DD-615 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Harry Reid Hummer Jr.    Dec 19 1942 - Aug 8 1943 (Later RADM)
LCDR Nels Clarence Johnson    Aug 8 1943 - Mar 19 1944 (Later VADM)
CDR Baxter Morrison McKay    Mar 19 1944 - Jul 25 1945
LCDR William J. Van Meter Jr.    Jul 25 1945 - Oct 3 1945
LCDR Orville Owen (Ollie) Liebschner    Oct 3 1945 - Feb 2 1946

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Bob Johnson
Address: 2511 Evans Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-634-5633
E-mail: BOBDD615@AOL.COM

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.

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

Back To The Main Photo Index To The Destroyer Index Page

Comments and Suggestions about this page, E-mail DestroyerInfo
Problems and site related matters, E-mail Webmaster