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USS GOODRICH (DD-831 / DDR-831)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NBAN

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - KAYWOODIE

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 Bath Iron Works, Bath ME September 18 1944.
Launched February 25 1945 and commissioned April 24 1945.
Reclassified DDR-831 March 18 1949.
Completed FRAM upgrade September 1960.
Reverted to DD-831 January 1 1969.
Decommissioned November 30 1969.
Stricken February 1 1974.
Fate Sold September 12 1977 and broken up for scrap.

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Goodrich 42kPhoto #: NH 49353, Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, USN portrait photograph by Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C., taken circa 1904-1909. He has inscribed this print to C.J. Petherick, Esq. U.S. Naval Historical Center PhotographTony Cowart
Goodrich 181kApril 21 1945 at Bath, ME during an inclining experiment.Ed Zajkowski
Goodrich 46kPhoto #: NH 67744, USS Goodrich (DD-831) underway in 1948, while configured as a radar picket destroyer. She was redesignated DDR-831 on 18 March 1949. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Goodrich 245kJuly 25 1948, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Goodrich 81kUSS Goodrich (DDR-831) steaming astern of the USS Canisteo (AO-99) during the 1950s, probably whilst coming alongside for underway replenishment. Photographed from another ship, which is already taking on fuel from off Canisteo's port side. A Baltimore class heavy cruiser is visible in the centre distance. Donation of Dr Mark Kulikowski, 2007 (Photo No NH 104869).Robert Hurst
Goodrich 54kPhoto #: NH 102979, USS Goodrich (DDR-831) underway during the early 1950s, after being refitted with a new fire control radar. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Goodrich 147kA HUP Retriever helicopter hovers over the stern of the destroyer Goodrich (DD 831), circa 1958. Photo courtesy of the National Naval Aviation Museum.Bill Gonyo
Goodrich 130kPhoto #: NH 102980, USS Goodrich (DDR-831) undergoing an inclining experiment, at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, on 10 September 1960, following her FRAM II modernization. Note the Destroyer Squadron EIGHT insignia painted on her superstructure. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Goodrich 153kPhoto #: NH 102981, USS Goodrich (DDR-831) view amidships, during an inclining experiment at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, on 10 September 1960, following her FRAM II modernization. Note her new smokestack caps, and triple tubes for anti-submarine torpedoes. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Goodrich 153kPhoto #: NH 102982, USS Goodrich (DDR-831) view of the ship's starboard after superstructure, during an inclining experiment at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, on 10 September 1960, following her FRAM II modernization. Note the SPS-8 radar antenna atop her upper deckhouse, loading practice machine for her 5"/38 guns, and whip radio antennas. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Goodrich 164kPhoto #: NH 102983, USS Goodrich (DDR-831) view aft, at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, on 10 September 1960, following her FRAM II modernization. Note weights on her deck, being placed by a crane as part of an inclining experiment. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Goodrich 125kNH 102984, USS Goodrich (DDR-831) YD-73 lowers weights onto Goodrich's starboard after deck edge, during an inclining experiment at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, on 10 September 1960, following the destroyer's FRAM II modernization. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
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U.S. Navy radar warning destroyer USS Goodrich (DDR-831) during an underway refueling from the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) in the Mediterranean Sea, circa 1962-64. Note the Destroyer Squadron 8 (DESRON 8) emblem. Photo courtesy of Steve Kunzada, USN. From USS Franklin D. Roosevelt veteran's website.Robert Hurst
Goodrich 158kAt Genoa in 1962.Carlo Martinelli
Goodrich 99k USS Gooddrich (DDR-831) underway circa 1962, after her FRAM II conversion, location unknown. Photo U.S. Navy from the 1964-65 Edition of Jane's Fighting Ships.Robert Hurst
Goodrich 125kGoodrich retained her DDR designation and role well after her 1960 FRAM-II modernization. This photo, dated 14 April 1965, shows her with a tripod foremast carrying the usual air- and surface-search radar antennas; a tripod mast just forward of the after stack, supporting ESM antennas and crowned by a large TACAN radome; and the big dish antenna of an SPS-30 height-finder mounted on a deckhouse abaft the second funnel. Official US Navy photograph.Fabio Peņa
Goodrich 88kHighlining the Doctor from USS LUCE (DLG-7) to USS GOODRICH (DDR 831), somewhere in the Atlantic, March 1968.Ken Dupree
Goodrich 58kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Goodrich 193kShip's patch.Tony Cowart
Goodrich 126kShip's patch.Ivan Kirsch
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USS GOODRICH DD-831 / DDR-831 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Dale Roderick Frakes    Apr 24 1945 - Sep 7 1946
CDR Leonard James Baird    Sep 7 1946 - Jun 1948
CDR Morton Sunderland    Jun 1948 - 1950
CDR Leigh W. Sedgewick    1950 - Oct 1951
CDR Robert Ward Hayler Jr.    Oct 1951 - Aug 1953
CDR Thomas Daniel Keegan    Aug 1953 - Jun 16 1955
CDR John Lawrence Neff    Jun 16 1955 - Jul 1957
CDR Huston Burns McClure    Jul 1957 - May 15 1959
CDR John Leroy Hutchinson    May 15 1959 - Jan 25 1961
CDR Walter Franklin Zartman    Jan 25 1961 - Jul 20 1962
CDR Levio Edward Zeni    Jul 20 1962 - Oct 5 1963
CDR Henry Marsden Waddell Jr.    Oct 5 1963 - Jun 11 1965
CDR David Nunes Henriques    Jun 11 1965 - Oct 22 1966
CDR Harry Emmett Hunt    Oct 22 1966 - 1968
CDR Reaves Henry Baysinger Jr.    1968 - Nov 30 1969

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