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USS DE HAVEN (DD-727)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NHVF

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - SCARF

CLASS - ALLEN M. SUMNER As Built.
Displacement 3218 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 2" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.5 Knots, Range 3300 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. August 9 1943.
Launched January 9 1944 and commissioned March 31 1944.
Completed FRAM upgrade August 1960.
Decommissioned and stricken December 3 1973.
To South Korea December 5 1973, renamed Incheon.
Fate Stricken and broken up for scrap in 1993.

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DeHaven 31kEdwin Jess De Haven, born in 1819 in Pennsylvania was appointed Acting Midshipman at the age of 10 and Passed Midshipman 5 years later. He served in Vincennes, flagship of the Wilkes Exploring Expedition in its historic cruise of 1838 to 1842 to the Antarctic and among the Pacific Islands. De Haven served in the Mexican War, assisting in the capture of the Mexican schooner Creole. In command of the Grinnell Rescue Expedition in 1850, he led the search for Sir John Franklin lost in the Arctic. Only traces of the party were found, but De Haven discovered and named Grinnell Land, and was commended for the valuable scientific data he collected concerning the winds and currents of the ocean. He served in the Coast Survey Service until placed on the retired list in February 1862. He died at Philadelphia, Pa., 1 May 1865. Image from the USS DeHaven Association.Bill Gonyo
DeHaven 154kArtist's conception of the De Haven as built in a cutaway view 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
De Haven 100kArtist's conception of the De Haven as she appeared following her FRAM II overhaul 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
De Haven 79kUndated, USS DeHaven (DD-727) and two other destroyers alongside the USS Isle Royal (AD-29) in Long Beach.Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
De Haven 46kThe ship is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 3d, circa 1944. Later distributed to crew. Bill Coffin collection.D.Schroeder/J.Chiquoine
De Haven 108kAlongside carrier in refueling activity, Fall 1944. NARA 80G245741.John Chiquoine
De Haven 87kFall 1945, photo by Bill Coffin.D.Schroeder/J.Chiquoine
De Haven 104kHomeward Bound Pennant aboard DEHAVEN, Fall 1945, photo by Bill Coffin.D.Schroeder/J.Chiquoine
De Haven 117kOne of USS De Haven (DD 727) propellers has been removed during her overhaul at Mare Island on 8 Nov 1945.Darryl Baker
De Haven 152kUSS DeHaven (DD-727) and USS Maddox (DD-731) at Mare Island in December 1945.Ed Zajkowski/Bill Gonyo
De Haven 58kDecember 1945, Mare Island.Pieter Bakels
De Haven 63kNavy Photo 7471-45, broadside view of USS De Haven (DD 727) off Mare Island on 10 Dec 1945. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 29 Oct to 17 Dec 45.Darryl Baker
De Haven 85kNavy Photo 7473-45, bow on view USS De Haven (DD 727) moored at the South end of Mare Island on 10 Dec 1945.Darryl Baker
De Haven 34kATA-122, USS De Haven (DD 727) and USS Mansfield (DD 728) are about to undock for Mare Island's dry dock 3 during Navy Day celebrations at Mare Island on 27 Oct 1947. The USS Mansfield is to the left of USS De Haven and she is behind ATA-122.Darryl Baker
De Haven 88kNavy Photo 2126-47, bow on view of USS De Haven (DD 727) anchored off Mare Island on 5 Nov 1947.Darryl Baker
De Haven 96kNavy Photo 2128-47, broadside view of USS De Haven (DD 727) off Mare Island on 5 Nov 1947. She was in overhaul at the yard from 10 Sep to 18 Nov 1947.Darryl Baker
De Haven 102kNavy Photo 2130-47, stern view of USS De Haven (DD 727) off Mare Island on 5 Nov 1947.Darryl Baker
De Haven 104kNavy Photo 2219-47, aft plan view of USS De Haven (DD 727) with USS Mansfield (DD 728) outboard at Mare Island on 12 Nov 1947.Darryl Baker
De Haven 176kNavy Photo 2221-47, forward plan view of USS De Haven (DD 727) with USS Mansfield (DD 728) outboard at Mare Island on 12 Nov 1947.Darryl Baker
De Haven 103kNavy Photo 2205-47, aft plan view of USS Mansfield (DD 728) outboard of USS De Haven (DD 727) at Mare Island on 12 Nov 1947. She was in overhaul at the yard from 10 Sep to 21 Nov 1947.Darryl Baker
De Haven 183kNavy Photo 2207-47, forward plan view of USS Mansfield (DD 728) outboard of USS De Haven (DD 727) at Mare Island on 12 Nov 1947.Darryl Baker
De Haven 84kCirca July-August 1948, Destroyer Division 91 (L to R) 728 Mansfield (flag ship); 730 Collett; 727 DeHaven and 729 Lyman K. Swenson, at buoy in San Diego harbor.Richard A. Bowman QM2
De Haven 77kSan Diego, circa 1950's.Marc Piché
De Haven 55kFrom the January 1952 ALL HANDS magazine.Stanley Svec
De Haven 202kMen of Destroyer Division 91 crowd the foc'sle and superstructure of their ships in Sasebo, Japan, to receive their Navy Unit Commendations. During the presentation on the Mansfield, a crane crew in the background continues its task of installing new gun barrels on the De Haven. Streaks of red lead on the Collett and the Swenson in the foreground show the work that has occupied all the crews while in port. By coincidence the famed 'Sitting Duck' destroyers are berthed in their numerical order: USS De Haven (DD-727), Mansfield (DD-728), Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729), and Collett (DD-730)." Photograph and caption released by Commander Naval Forces, Far East, under date of 18 December 1951. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval Historical Center.Joe Radigan
De Haven 85kCirca 1955, location unknown.George Ireland
De Haven 107kJuly 1958, location unknown.Robert Hurst
De Haven 83kTaken just after FRAM in San Francisco (about 1960), photographer unknown.Don Hope
De Haven 233kWe believe this was taken as the USS De Haven (DD 727) was transiting San Francisco Bay circa 1960-1961 after modernization under the FRAM program. Photo courtesy of Scott Martin of the DeHaven Sailors Association.Bill Gonyo
De Haven 205kThis photo was originally published in the November 1960 issue of CruDesPac News. The four ships were manning the rail to salute President Eisenhower as he passed by in his barge. The President is standing topside in the barge, midships. The other ships in the picture are USS Wiltsie (DD 716), USS Hamner (DD718), and USS Morton (DD948). We were moored in San Diego Bay.Al Creasy, ENS USS Morton
De Haven 138kUnderway in the 1960's.K. Dupree, YNCS, USN(Ret)
De Haven 72kYokosuka Japan, June 14 1966© Richard Leonhardt
De Haven 67kYokosuka Japan, June 14 1966© Richard Leonhardt
De Haven 90kYokosuka Japan, June 1966. Good Image Of Her Towed Sonar Gear© Richard Leonhardt
De Haven 74kYokosuka Japan, June 14 1966© Richard Leonhardt
De Haven 99kThis one is an official Navy Photo taken underway off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, 11/19/70. Photographer C.P. Weston, PM3Sam Barraco
De Haven 78kOff Oahu, Hawaii, 19 November 1970.Robert Hurst
De Haven 53kSan Francisco September 1973.Marc Piché
De Haven 105kUSS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729) Moored at San Diego, California, with two other destroyers, circa 1945-46. Middle ship is USS De Haven (DD-727). Courtesy of John Hummel, 1979. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
DeHaven 32kDesRon 9 in Long Beach; USS Collett (DD-730), USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729), USS Mansfield (DD-728) and USS De Haven (DD-727).Richard Miller BMCS USNR (Ret.)
De Haven 64kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
De Haven 43kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
De Haven 46kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
De Haven 50kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
De Haven 100k-120kUniform Ship's name shoulder patch.Al Grazevich
On Republic of Korea Service
De Haven 113kAs the Korean DD-918, formerly DD-98.Kyeong Weon, Cheon
De Haven 95kAs the Korean DD-918, formerly DD-98.Kyeong Weon, Cheon
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR John Bagley Dimmick    Mar 31 1944 - Jun 17 1945
CDR William Heald Groverman Jr.    Jun 17 1945 - Dec 6 1946 (Later RADM)
CDR William Metcalfe Kaufman    Dec 6 1946 - Aug 19 1948
CDR Millard John Smith    Aug 19 1948 - Oct 15 1950
CDR Oscar Berndherd Lundgren    Oct 15 1950 - Apr 1 1951
CDR Farrell Burton McFarland    Apr 1 1951 - Jun 17 1952
CDR Theodore Charles Siegmund    Jun 17 1952 - Oct 10 1953
CDR Thomas Ward Hunt    Oct 10 1953 - Aug 1 1955
CDR Floyd Murphy Symons    Aug 1 1955 - Oct 3 1957
CDR John Joseph Phillips    Oct 3 1957 - Apr 9 1959
CDR William Calhoun Singletary - Apr 9 1959 - Oct 21 1961
CDR James Ward Montgomery    Oct 21 1961 - Jul 24 1963 (Later ADM)
CDR John Augustine Delaney    Jul 24 1963 - Aug 13 1964
CDR Robert Perry Chrisler    Aug 13 1964 - May 2 1966
CAPT Donald Anthony Franz    May 2 1966 - Aug 6 1968
CDR Edward Joseph Casey Jr.    Aug 6 1968 - Jan 15 1970
CDR Henry Clay Morris Jr.    Jan 15 1970 - Jul 15 1972
CDR Howard Frederick Burdick Jr.    Jul 15 1972 - Feb 23 1973
CDR Joe Duke Edwards    Feb 23 1973 - Sep 21 1973
LCDR Ronald Lynn Bunce    Sep 21 1973 - Dec 3 1973

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Jim Riggen
Address: 2531 N. Kingsdale Rd., Joplin, MO 64804-1340
Phone: 417-624-5718
E-mail: jriggen55@gmail.com


Note About Contacts.

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

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