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USS McDERMUT (DD-677)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NKKX

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - GATE KEEPER

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 Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ. June 14 1943.
Launched October 17 1943 and commissioned November 19 1943.
Decommissioned January 15 1947 and recommissioned December 29 1950.
Decommissioned December 16 1963.
Stricken April 1 1965.
Fate Sold January 4 1966 to National Metal & Steel, Terminal Island, CA and broken up for scrap.

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-David A. McDermut, a native of New York, was appointed midshipman 8 November 1841 and attained the rank of lieutenant commander 16 July 1862. During the Civil War he served in Potomac and Marion before assuming command of Cayuga 2 December 1862. He commanded Cayuga until 18 April 1863 when he was killed in action against Confederate forces, in Sabine Pass.Robert M. Cieri
McDermut 78kArtist's conception of the McDermut 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
McDermut 36kUndated, location unknown.-
McDermut 71kUndated, location unknown.Captain Jerry Mason USN
McDermut 131kUndated, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
McDermut 145kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
McDermut 112kUndated, off Point Loma.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
McDermut 95kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
McDermut 288kNewspaper clipping from the launching.Ron Reeves
McDermut 45kThis and the following three images are taken from motion picture film of the McDermut coming alongside the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) for transfer of wounded during the Okinawa campaign.Bill Brinkley
McDermut 53kAs above.Bill Brinkley
McDermut 55kAs above.Bill Brinkley
McDermut 71kAs above.Bill Brinkley
McDermut 170kForward plan views of (from left to right) are USS McDermut (DD 677), USS Howorth (DD 592) and USS Charrette (DD 581). Howorth was in overhaul at the yard from 28 Nov 1946 to 17 Jan 1946.Darryl Baker
McDermut 170kAs above.Darryl Baker
McDermut 145kForward plan view of USS McDermut (DD 677) with USS Howorth (DD 592), the lower ship, alongside at Mare Island on 14 Jan 1946. McDermut was in overhaul at the yard from 6 Nov 1945 to 19 Jan 1946.Darryl Baker
McDermut 160kForward plan view of USS McDermut (DD 677) with USS Howorth (DD 592), the lower ship, alongside at Mare Island on 14 Jan 1946.Darryl Baker
McDermut 42kUSS McDermut (DD-677), USS Yarnall (DD-541), USS Tingey (DD-539) and USS Boyd (DD-544) alongside the USS Piedmont (AD-17) in Sasebo 1952.Lloyd W. Haase
McDermut 77kUSS Boyd (DD-544) and USS McDermut (DD-677) in San Diego June 1953.Don Garner
McDermut 124kUSS McDermut (DD-677) underway at sea off Quonset Point, Rhode Island, circa the mid-1950s. Photographed from USS Bennington (CVA-20). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #: NH 107191.Robert Hurst
McDermut 55kUSS Delta (AR-9) with the USS McDermut (DD-677), USS Yarnall (DD-541), USS Tingey (DD-539), USS Boyd (DD-544) and USS Horace T. Bass (APD-124) in Sasebo, Japan, April 1955.Ted Bojanowski
McDermut 197kAnother view of the above photo from the collection of SFCM James H Cary.Mike Cary
McDermut 98kNine views of the McDermut on the WestPac Deployment of 1962. Chaplain Kenard comes aboard in style.Jonathan Archer
McDermut 179kAs above.Jonathan Archer
McDermut 153kAs above. High speed run.Jonathan Archer
McDermut 179kAs above. Taking on a bit of green water.Jonathan Archer
McDermut 136kAs above. Entering Hong Kong Harbor February 20 1962.Jonathan Archer
McDermut 166kAs above. Moored in Hong Kong Harbor.Jonathan Archer
McDermut 131kAs above. Moored in Yokosuka Harbor.Jonathan Archer
McDermut 151kAs above. Waiting our turn to refuel from the USS Cimarron (AO-22).Jonathan Archer
McDermut 158kAs above. Taking on fuel from the USS Cimarron (AO-22).Jonathan Archer
McDermut 147kThe Division entering Vancouver Harbor circa 1962-1963.Jonathan Archer
McDermut 147kVancouver Harbor circa 1962-1963 with the USS Sabalo (SS-302) in the background.Jonathan Archer
McDermut 205kSunday services in either Portland or Vancouver circa 1962-1963.Jonathan Archer
McDermut 136kEntering San Francisco Bay with the Golden Gate in the background circa 1962-1963.Jonathan Archer
McDermut 147kMexican Navy guests aboard the McDermut circa 1962-1963.Jonathan Archer
McDermut 56kShip's patchMike Smolinski
McDermut 100kShip's patchMike Smolinski
McDermut 135kShip's patchMike Smolinski

USS McDERMUT DD-677 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


CDR Peyton Louis Wirtz    Nov 19 1943 - May 10 1944

LCDR Carter Brooke Jennings    May 10 1944 - Aug 15 1945

CDR Richard H. Phillips    Aug 15 1945 - Mar 11 1946 (Later RADM)

LCDR John Lindsay Arrington II    Mar 11 1946 - Mar 2 1947 

(Decommissioned Jan 15 1947 - Dec 29 1950)

CDR Charles Richardson Chandler    ? 1952 - ?

CDR Walter Henry Barckmann    1955 - 1957

CDR William Everett Hoppe    Jan 1958 - Jun 1959

CDR Joseph Henry Buescher    Jun 1959 - Sep 1961

CDR Gordon Roger Hopwood    Sep 1961 - Dec 16 1963


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