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USS COGSWELL (DD-651)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUTV

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - BROADSIDE

CLASS - FLETCHER As Built.
Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 10 x 40mm, 7 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 Woks, Bath ME February 1 1943.
Launched June 5 1943 and commissioned August 17 1943.
Decommissioned April 30 1946 and recommissioned June 7 1951.
Decommissioned October 1 1969.
Stricken October 1 1969.
To Turkey October 1 1969, renamed Izmit.
Fate Stricken and broken up for scrap at Golcuk Koakaeli, Turkey December 14 1980.

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Cogswell 15kJames Kelsey Cogswell was born at Milwaukee, Wis., 27 September 1847 and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1868. He was executive officer of Oregon (BB-3) during the Spanish-American War. Rear Admiral Cogswell died at South Jacksonville, Fla., 12 August 1908. His son, Francis Cogswell, was born at Portsmouth, N.H., 19 August 1887 and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1908. He received the Navy Cross for distinguished service as commanding officer of Fanning (DD-37) and McDougal (DD-54) during World War I. Captain Cogswell died at Puget Sound Naval Hospital 22 September 1939.Bill Gonyo
Cogswell 77kArtist's conception of the Cogswell 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
Cogswell 95kUndated, location unknown.-
Cogswell 149kUSN photo, date unknown.Joe Radigan
Cogswell 222kUSS Cogswell (DD 651) entering Pearl Harbor, date unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Cogswell 277kChristening at Bath Iron Woks, Bath Maine, June 5 1943.Bill Gonyo
Cogswell 163kLaunching at Bath Iron Woks, Bath Maine, June 5 1943.Bill Gonyo
Cogswell 117kUSS Cogswell (DD-651) underway in the Pacific Ocean, in 1945. U.S. Navy photo # 80-G-278817 from U.S. Navy All Hands magazine January 1969.Robert Hurst
Cogswell 216kNARA photo 80-G-303156. February 2 1945 alongside USS Ticonderoga. From the collection of Chris Wright.Ed Zajkowski
Cogswell 70kFebruary 4 1952, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Cogswell 99kUSS Cogswell (DD-651) at anchor circa 1953, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Cogswell 148kMoored in Yokosuka, Japan in 1957.Robert Bowles
Cogswell 105kSan Diego in September 1959.Marc Piché
Cogswell 284kJune 10 1960, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Cogswell 197kUSS Cogswell (DD-651) underway off the coast of California during sea exercises, 26 January 1963. Photographer: PHC K.R. Kimball. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #: NH 107204.Robert Hurst
Cogswell 193kFrom the 1965 COGSWELL WESTPAC cruise book<./TD>Russell Crosby
Cogswell 91kPhoto purchased from the Seven Seas Locker Club in San Diego in 1966.Russell Crosby
Cogswell 97kCirca 1969 priot to her transfer to Turkey.Robert Hurst
Cogswell 28kShips patch.Mike Smolinski
Cogswell 61kShips patch.Mike Smolinski
Cogswell 100k-120kUniform Ship's name shoulder patch.Al Grazevich
On Turkish Service
Cogswell 214kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Cogswell 54kUndated, location unknown. From the collection of MCPO Kemal Dikici.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Cogswell 189kUndated, at Istanbul.Cüneyt Demir
Cogswell 80kUndated, at Istanbul.Cüneyt Demir
Cogswell 98kUndated, at Istanbul.Cüneyt Demir
Cogswell 35kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Cogswell 48kIn the Atlantic during 1970. From the collection of MCPO Kemal Dikici.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Cogswell 81kPassing under the Golden Gate Bridge in May 1970. From the collection of MCPO Kemal Dikici.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Cogswell 75kAt Hunters Point Navy Yard in May 1970. From the collection of MCPO Kemal Dikici.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Cogswell 145kTCG Izmit (D-342)/USS Cogswell (DD-651), TCG Iskenderun (D-343)/USS Boyd (DD-544) and TCG Içel (D-344)/USS Preston (DD-795) at Port Poyraz, Gölcük-KOCAELI in 1973.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Cogswell 107kShips plaque.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy

USS COGSWELL DD-651 History
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(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Harold Thomas Deutermann    Aug 17 1943 - Oct 31 1944 (Later VADM)
CDR Robert Elmore Lockwood    Oct 31 1944 - Apr 7 1945
LCDR Reuben Noel Perley Jr.    Apr 7 1945 - Sep 4 1946
LCDR Frederick Lee Edwards Jr.    Sep 4 1946 - Jan 31 1947
(Decommissioned Jan 31 1947 - Jun 7 1951)
CDR  Russell Sydnor Crenshaw Jr.    Jun 7 1951 - Oct 8 1952
CDR Emmett Peyton Bonner    Oct 8 1952 - Aug 25 1954 (Later RADM)
CDR Richard Newman Billings    Aug 25 1954 - Nov 3 1954
CDR James Richard Wilson    Nov 3 1954 - Nov 26 1955
CDR Frederick Calhoun Wyse Jr.    Nov 26 1955 - Oct 31 1957
CDR Robert Yantis Gaines    Oct 31 1957 - Oct 24 1959
CDR James Harris Moore Jr.    Oct 24 1959 - Aug 5 1961
CDR Charles Neal    Aug 5 1961 - Aug 6 1963
CDR James Irwin Moore    Aug 6 1963 - Jun 6 1964
CDR Orlie Gordon Baird    Jun 6 1964 - Dec 10 1965
CDR Joseph Baer    Dec 10 1965 - Dec 9 1967
CDR Frederick Wendell Kraft    Dec 9 1967 - Jul 28 1969
CDR Philip Henry Edmunds    Jul 28 1969 - Oct 1 1969

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: George H. Overman
Address: P.O. Box 6098, Oceanside, CA 92052-6098
Phone: 760-889-2216
E-mail: Secretary@usscogswell.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.


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Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
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