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USS ROBERT H. McCARD (DD-822)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NAYM

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - MOBY DICK

CLASS - GEARING As Built.
Displacement 3460 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 390' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 4" (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, 36.8 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Consolidated Steel,Orange Texas June 20 1945.
Launched November 9 1945 and commissioned October 26 1946.
Completed FRAM upgrade December 1962.
Decommissioned June 5 1980.
Stricken August 6 1987.
To Turkey June 6 1980, renamed Kilic Ali Pasa.
Fate Removed from service in Turkish Navy in 1999 and scrapped in 2000 at Aliaga, Turkey.

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McCard 83kRobert Howard McCard, born at Syracuse, N.Y., 25 November 1918, enlisted in the Marine Corps 18 December 1939. He was subsequently assigned to Parris Island, S.C.; Norfolk Navy Yard; Tuscaloosa (CA-37), New York Navy Yard; U.S. Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, R.I.; and Central Recruiting Division, Chicago, Ill. With the outbreak of war with Japan, he was assigned to the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Ill.; then the Training Center, Quantico, Va.; Camp Lejeune, N.C.; and Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was in the field from 31 January 1944 until he was killed in action 16 June 1944 on Saipan. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as Platoon Sergeant of a company of a tank battalion during the battle for Saipan. When his tank was put out of action by a battery of enemy 77 mm. guns, Gunnery Sergeant McCard carried on resolutely, bringing all the tank's weapons to bear on the enemy, until the severity of hostile fire caused him to order his crew out the escape hatch. Meanwhile, he courageously exposed himself to enemy guns by hurling hand grenades to cover the evacuation of his men. Seriously wounded during this action and with his supply of grenades exhausted, Gunnery Sergeant McCard then dismantled one of the tank's machine guns and delivered vigorous fire into Japanese positions, destroying 16 of the enemy. Photo from the USMC History Division.Bill Gonyo
McCard 119kUndated, location unknown.-
McCard 73kUndated postcard Copyright © Atalntic Fleet Sales, Norfolk, VA.Mike Smolinski
McCard 41kCirca 1950, on exercises as seen from USS Johnston (DD-821). Courtesy of Frank Lucas.John Chiquoine
McCard 235kDeparting Genoa, Italy on May 1 1965.Carlo Martinelli
McCard 151kDeparting Genoa, Italy on May 1 1965.Carlo Martinelli
McCard 102kPearl Harbor, circa May 18 1968.© Richard Leonhardt
McCard 65kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
McCard 81kDesRon 4 plaque, USS Gearing (DD-710), USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711), USS Robert H. McCard (DD-822), USS Vogelgesang (DD-862), USS Harold J. Ellison (DD-864), USS Dyess (DD-880), USS Bordelon (DD-881) and USS Furse (DD-882). Courtesy of Foro 11a Escuadrilla de Escoltas (http://www.destructorchurruca.es.vg/).Francisco Javier Santos Vazquez
McCard 250kShip's patch.Tommy Trampp
On Turkish Service
McCard 28kUluj Ali (Turkish: Uluç Ali Reis, later Uluç Ali Pasa and finally Kiliç Ali Pasa; born Giovanni Dionigi Galeni; 1519 - 21 June 1587) was a Muslim corsair of Italian origin, who converted to Islam and later became an Ottoman admiral (Reis) and Chief Admiral (Kaptan-i Derya) of the Ottoman Fleet in the 16th century. He was also known by several other names in the Christian countries of the Mediterranean, and in the literature also appears under various names. He was often, especially in Italy, referred to as Occhiali, and Miguel de Cervantes called him Uchali in chapter XXXIX of his Don Quixote de la Mancha. Elsewhere he was simply called Ali Pasha. John Wolf, in his The Barbary Coast, refers to him as Euldj Ali.Cüneyt Demir
McCard 39kAs the TCG KILICALIPASA D349, You can see SSM HARPOON on the flight deck near 35 mm gun.Murat Kurtulmus
McCard 90kUndated, location unknown.Murat Kurtulmus
McCard 73kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 29kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 36kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 26kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 52kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 168kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 47kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 44kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 45kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 29kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 26kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 56kUndated, location unknown.Cüneyt Demir
McCard 190kUndated, Agean Sea.Cüneyt Demir
McCard 62kUndated, Gülcük Naval Base.Cüneyt Demir
McCard 59kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 60kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 94kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 81kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 34kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 50kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard   McCard   McCard
Welcome Aboard pamphlet - Undated
Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
McCard 162kGenoa, Italy June 11 1982.Carlo Martinelli
McCard 61kIn the Mediterranean Sea during 1987.Cüneyt Demir
McCard 143kGenoa, Italy November 12 1989.Carlo Martinelli
McCard 87kCirca early 1990s, location unknown.Cüneyt Demir
McCard 117kOperations in the Black Sea during 1995.Cüneyt Demir
McCard 176kShips patch.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy

USS ROBERT H. McCARD DD-822 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Edward Andrew Michel Jr.    Oct 23 1946 - Jul 31 1948
CDR Charles Olney Cook Jr.    Jul 31 1948 - Jul 19 1949
CDR Walter Joseph Barry    Jul 19 1949 - Jun 14 1951
CDR Jewett Orean Phillips Jr.    Jun 14 1951 - May 28 1952
CDR James Pollock Jamison    May 28 1952 - Apr 10 1953
CDR Strauss Samuel Leon    Apr 10 1953 - Feb 7 1955
CDR Harold Lee Grahman    Feb 7 1955 - Jun 7 1957
CDR John R. Dusat    Jun 7 1957 - Oct 18 1958
CDR Richard Norman Moss    Oct 18 1958 - Jun 9 1960
CDR Robert Arnould Wulf    Jun 9 1960 - Jul 1 1961
CDR Nicholas Mikhalevsky    Jul 1 1961 - Feb 5 1962
CDR James William Strobel    Feb 5 1962 - Sep 14 1962
CDR George William Loveridge Jr.    Sep 14 1962 - Jul 30 1964
CDR Edward Charles Kline Jr.    Jul 30 1964 - Sep 27 1966
CDR Samuel Lawall Doak    Sep 27 1966 - Jul 27 1968
CDR George Wayne Miller Brown    Jul 27 1968 - Jan 3 1970
CDR Philip William Wehrman    Jan 3 1970 - Aug 16 1971
CDR Thomas Benjamin Potter Jr.    Aug 16 1971 - Nov 13 1972
CDR Lawrence Arthur Gilliland Jr.    Nov 13 1972 - Sep 27 1973
CDR William Henry Peerenbloom    Sep 27 1963 - Jul 27 1974
CDR James Edwin Law    Jul 27 1974 - Jul 16 1976
CDR Gary Lee Barnum    Jul 16 1976 - Oct 13 1978
CDR Thomas Wier Moore    Oct 13 1978 - Jun 5 1980

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