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Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 40mm, 10/11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath ME December 7 1942.
Launched April 24 1943 and commissioned June 29 1943.
Decommissioned March 1 1947 and recommissioned September 7 1951.
Decommissioned May 1 1960.
Stricken December 1 1974.
Fate Sold July 31 1975 to Boston Metals, Baltimore for $173,666 and broken up for scrap.

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- James Butler Sigourney, born in Boston, Mass., was appointed Midshipman on 16 January 1809. He served in Wasp and then became sailing master of Nautilus. He was captured with his ship shortly after the outbreak of the War of 1812; and, after his exchange had been effected, he was placed in command of Asp, a schooner fitted out to defend the Chesapeake Bay. On 14 July 1813, Asp was attacked by three British barges but succeeded in driving them off. On a second attack, however, Asp was boarded, and Sigourney was killed at his post on deck.Robert M. Cieri
Sigourney 102kArtist's conception of the Sigourney as she appeared in late 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
Sigourney 88kUndated, location unknown.-
Sigourney 78kUndated, location unknown.Dave Gauthier
Sigourney 142kNavy Day, USS Sigourney (DD-643) and USS Helena (CA-75).Ed Zajkowski
Sigourney 158kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Sigourney 106kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Sigourney 93kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Sigourney 66kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Sigourney 81kPhoto #: NH 102811, USS Sigourney (DD-643) off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, 9 September 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Sigourney 151kUSS Sigourney (DD-643) at Charleston, SC, late in 1951.Robert M. Cieri
Sigourney 125kPhoto #: NH 102799, USS Sigourney (DD-643) underway during the early or middle 1950s. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Sigourney 140kPhoto #: NH 102798, USS Sigourney (DD-643) underway in San Diego Harbor, California, probably in mid-1953. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Sigourney 36kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Walter Leo Dyer    Jun 29 1943 - May 1 1944 (Later RADM)
LCDR Fletcher C. Hale Jr.    May 1 1944 - Mar 20 1946
LCDR Henry Joseph Brantingham    Mar 20 1946 - Dec 7 1946
LT Julian Ezra Bawls    Dec 7 1946 - Mar 1 1947
(Decommissioned Mar 1 1947 - Sep 7 1951)
CDR Hugh Blanchard Vickery    Sep 7 1951 - Aug 27 1952
CDR Bernard Aloysius Lienhard    Aug 27 1952 - Aug 1954
CDR Gerald Judson Scott    Aug 1954 - 1956
CDR Stuart Tees Sadler    1957 - 1959

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Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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