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USS FISKE (DD-842 / DDR-842)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NBBU

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - DEPUTY

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; Westinghouse 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 April 9 1945.
Launched September 8 1945 and commissioned November 28 1945.
Decommissioned April 1 1952, recommissioned Nov 25 1952.
Reclassified DDR-842 July 18 1952, reverted to DD-842 April 1 1964.
Completed FRAM upgrade January 1965.
Decommissioned June 6 1980.
Stricken August 6 1987.
To Turkey June 5 1980, renamed Piyale Pasa.
Fate Heavily damaged when she ran aground in late 1996 scrapped in 1999.

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Fiske 56kAdmiral Bradley Allen Fiske ,1854-1942, American naval officer and inventor, b. Lyons, N.Y., grad. Annapolis, 1874. In the U.S. navy he devoted himself to the invention of instruments for shipboard use. His numerous inventions include an electrically powered gun turret, the torpedo plane, a naval telescopic sight, an electromagnetic system for detonating torpedoes under ships, and an electric range finder—a device that brought him many citations when, as navigating officer of the gunboat Petrel, he successfully employed it in the battle of Manila Bay. He was promoted to rear admiral in 1911, but he was forced to retire in 1916 when his agitation for a stronger navy clashed with the policies of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels. Photo #: NH 49555. Portrait photograph, taken October 1912. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Fiske 118kUndated, location unknown. Photo © Atlantic Fleet Sales.Robert M. Cieri
Fiske 65kPhoto #: NH 102953, USS Fiske (DD-842) off Boston, Massachusetts, 8 January 1946. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Fiske 78kPhoto #: NH 102954, USS Fiske (DD-842) off Boston, Massachusetts, 8 January 1946. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Fiske 80kPhoto #: NH 102955, USS Fiske (DD-842) underway off Boston, Massachusetts, 8 January 1946. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Fiske 59kPhoto #: NH 102956, USS Fiske (DD-842) underway off the Boston Naval Shipyard, Massachusetts, 8 January 1946. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Fiske 121kPhoto #: NH 102957, USS Fiske (DD-842) ship's starboard propeller, taken while she was drydocked at the Boston Naval Shipyard, Massachusetts, 19 March 1946. View looks inboard, with Fiske's twin rudders at left. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Fiske 127kPhoto #: NH 102958, USS Fiske (DD-842) ship's propellers and twin rudders, taken while she was drydocked at the Boston Naval Shipyard, Massachusetts, 19 March 1946. View looks aft from below the starboard propeller shaft. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Fiske 92kUSS Fiske (DDR-842), underway in the early 1950s, location unknown. Note Fiske retains her original main armament but has gained the very heavy SPS-6 height-finding radar on the after superstructure. Photo from "An Illustrated History of Destroyers of The World" by Bernard Ireland.Robert Hurst
Fiske 157kDestroyer Squadron Eight Change of Command, 1951 "Recently returned from Korea, Commander Destroyer Squadron Eight, Captain E.S. Von Kleeck, Jr., reads his farewell address on board the USS J. P. Kennedy, Jr., as officers and men of Destroyer Division 81 stand-by to receive their new commander." Captain Von Kleeck was relieved by Captain J.J. Laffan. Probably taken at Newport, Rhode Island, soon after 8 August 1951, when DesDiv 81 returned from a Korean War deployment. Ships present are (from right to left): USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850); USS William R. Rush (DD-714); USS Fiske (DD-842); USS Hawkins (DDR-873); and an unidentified escort destroyer (DDE). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Rush 83kUSS Joseph P. Kennedy (DD-850), USS William R. Rush (DD-714), USS Fiske (DD-842) and USS Hawkins (DD-873) from ALL HANDS magzine of October 1951.Stanley Svec
Fiske 107kPhoto #: NH 102959, USS Fiske (DDR-842) photographed in January 1953, following conversion to a radar picket destroyer. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Fiske 106kPhoto #: NH 102960, USS Fiske (DDR-842) photographed in January 1953, following conversion to a radar picket destroyer. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. Tony Cowart
Fiske 100kPhoto #: NH 102961, USS Fiske (DDR-842) photographed in January 1953, following conversion to a radar picket destroyer. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Fiske 78kPhoto #: 80-G-625699, USS Fiske (DDR-842) operating off Newport, Rhode Island, 10 July 1953. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Tony Cowart
Fiske 62kUSS Fiske (DDR-842) at Newport, Rhode Island, 7 November 1953. Courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Ted Stone Collection (Photo No NH 66802).Robert Hurst
Fiske 238kUSS Charles R. Ware (DD-865) and USS Fiske (DD-842) in Genoa during March 1954.Carlo Martinelli
Fiske 201kUSS Hawkins (DD-873), USS Charles R. Ware (DD-865) and USS Fiske (DD-842) in Genoa during August 1954.Carlo Martinelli
Fiske 146kPhoto #: NH 102962, USS Fiske (DDR-842) entering Monte Carlo harbor, Monaco, in 1957. Note crewmen in "Whites" at sea & anchor detail, and at quarters for entering port. Courtesy of Robert C. Mabe, Historian of the USS Fiske Association. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. While the Naval Historical Center indicates that the photo was taken in 1957, Fiske crewman Wayne Peterson states that it was actually taken during the port visit of May 13-17 1961.Tony Cowart
Fiske 100kCirca late 1950's in DDR configuration.Lou Nigro - ETR2
Fiske 250k1958 photo of the USS Fiske (DD-842) and USS Essex (CVA-9) simultaneously being refueled by the USS Allagash (AO-97) in the Mediterranean Sea. The USS William R. Rush (DD-714) follows immediately astern of the Fiske. US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1996.488.242.022.Mike Green
Fiske 64kUSS Fiske (DDR-842) in heavy seas. U.S. Navy photo from the 1959-1961 USS Shangri-La cruise book.Robert Hurst
Fiske 203kIn Genoa circa 1960.Carlo Martinelli
Fiske 54kUSS Fiske (DDR-842) entering Valletta harbour, Malta, circa 1960. Note the RFA Tug to starboard providing Fiske with an escort. Photo A. & J. Pavia. Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1960-61 Edition.Robert Hurst
Fiske 63kBoston Naval Shipyard, May 1960© Richard Leonhardt
Fiske 106kUSS Fiske shows the appearance of most FRAM-I destroyers in this photo: twin 5"/38 gun mounts fore and aft; triple torpedo tubes on the 01 level just before the redesigned bridge; a tripod foremast to support newer and heavier surface- and air-search radar antennas; an ASROC launcher and control cabin between the heightened stacks; a DASH hangar and landing pad; and a short mast, carrying the electronic warfare antennas, atop the hangar. Official US Navy photo circa 1965.Fabio Peńa
Fiske 19kUSS Richard E. Kraus (DD-849), USS Basilone (DD-824) and USS Fiske (DD-842) ready for Christmas 1965 at Newport, RI.Chief Ed Davis USN (Ret.)
Fiske 66kTonkin Gulf, May 31 1966© Richard Leonhardt
Fiske 44kAtlantic, July 28 1966© Richard Leonhardt
Fiske 129kUSS Sierra (AD-18) at San Juan, Puerto Rico, 26 February 1967 with six destroyers alongside including the Basilone (DD-824), Fiske (DD-842), Davis (DD-937), Richard E Kraus (DD-849), Harwood (DD-861), and the Gyatt (DD-712). Taken from the USU Fred T. Berry (DD-858).© Richard Leonhardt
Fiske 45kUSS Fiske (DD-842) alongside the USS Chemung (AO-30) August 14 1967 in the Pacific.Ken Killmeyer
Fiske 152kCirca 1969 postcard view taken in Mayport, FL. Ships include the USS Turner (DD-834), USS Stribling (DD-867), USS Noa (DD-841) and USS Fiske (DD-842).Rich Wersinger, CDR, USNR (Ret.)
Fiske 115kPhoto #: USN 1151464, USS Fiske (DD-842) underway in the Atlantic Ocean, 27 March 1970. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.Tony Cowart
Fiske 139kPhoto #: NH 102964, USS Fiske (DD-842) underway in the Narragansett Bay Operating Area, Atlantic Ocean, on 18 October 1971. Taken by Photographer's Mate First Class George S. Zebrowski, USN. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Fiske 126kPhoto #: NH 102965, USS Fiske (DD-842) underway off Newport, Rhode Island, 24 October 1971. Taken by Chief Photographer's Mate Frederick W. Gotauco, USN. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Fiske 65kBayonne NJ June 28, 1975.Marc Piché
Fiske 96kNew York February 29 1976.Marc Piché
Fiske 151kphoto taken from USS from Cecil (DD-835)between mid-1979 and mid-1980 (most likely the summer of 1979) during an ASW exercise in the Caribbean.Howard P. Thomas ETCS (SS)(SW) USN (Ret)
Fiske 133kAs above.Howard P. Thomas ETCS (SS)(SW) USN (Ret)
Fiske 119kAs above.Howard P. Thomas ETCS (SS)(SW) USN (Ret)
Fiske   Fiske
Decommissioning pamphlet - June 5 1980
Ron Reeves
Fiske 50kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Fiske 53kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Fiske 68kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Fiske 90kShip's patch.Tony Cowart
On Turkish Service
Fiske 13kPiyale Pasha (c. 1515-1578), born in Viganj on the Pelješac peninsula, was a Dalmatian/Croatian[1][2][3] Ottoman admiral (Kaptan Pasha = fleet commander) between 1553 and 1567 and an Ottoman Vizier after 1568. He was also known as Piale Pasha in the West or Pialí Bajá in Spain; Turkish: Piyale Pasa). Piyale Pasha received his formal education at the Enderun (Imperial Academy) in modern-day Istanbul (Constantinople), Ottoman Empire. He graduated from the Enderun with the title of Kapicibasi and was appointed Sanjak Bey (Province Governor) of Gallipoli.Cüneyt Demir
Fiske 44kUndated, location unknown.Murat Kurtulmus
Fiske 55kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Fiske 50kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Fiske 74kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Fiske 75kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Fiske 204kUndated, location unknown.Cüneyt Demir
Fiske 31kUndated, location unknown.Cüneyt Demir
Fiske 33kUndated, location unknown.Cüneyt Demir
Fiske 63kUndated, Northern Cyprus.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Fiske 29kUndated, in drydock.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Fiske 31kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Fiske 49kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Fiske 62kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Fiske 107kUSS Johnston (DD-821) and Fiske after she had been transferred to Turkey as D350. It was taken in 1980 or 1981 (more likely 1980) in the Reserve Basin at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. The picture was taken within a day or two of the turnover of the Fiske from the USS Corry (DD-817).Howard P. Thomas ETCS (SS)(SW) USN (Ret)
Fiske 118kGenoa, Italy September 10 1981.Carlo Martinelli
Fiske 120kCirca 1983, location unknown.Cüneyt Demir
Fiske 129kGenoa, Italy October 29 1984.Carlo Martinelli
Fiske 90kTwo views of the Officers and Crew in November 1990 from the collection of MCPO Ahmet Kotukoglu.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Fiske 77kAs above.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Fiske 192kOctober 19 1998, Republic Day in the Bosphorus.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Fiske 128kShip's patch.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy

USS FISKE DD-842 / DDR-842 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Charles Hubert Smith    Nov 28 1945 - 1947 (Later RADM)
CDR Robert Irving Olsen    Jun 11 1947 - Feb 25 1949
CDR Newell Edward Thomas    Feb 25 1949 - Feb 25 1950
CDR John Enoch Pond Jr.    Feb 25 1950 - Sep 15 1951 
CDR Carl Redmond Dwyer    Sep 15 1951 - Apr 3 1952
(Decommissioned Apr 3 1952 - Nov 25 1952)
CDR Powell Prestige Vail Jr.    Nov 25 1952 - Jun 26 1954
CDR James Blaine Sweeny Jr.    Jun 26 1954 - Sep 1 1956
CDR Cyril Gerald Griffin    Sep 1 1956 - Sep 9 1958
CDR John Byron Hough    Sep 9 1958 - Aug 19 1960
CDR Clifford Eugene Hunter    Aug 19 1960 - Apr 23 1962
CDR Cyrus Hugh Butt III    Apr 23 1962 - Mar 21 1964
CDR John Illingworth Bradbury    Mar 21 1964 - Oct 7 1964
CDR John Robert Ewing    Oct 7 1964 - Apr 21 1966
CDR William McKinley    Apr 21 1966 - Nov 1 1967
CDR James Sylvester Brunson    Nov 1 1967 - Jul 11 1969
CDR Eugene Kirtley Walling    Jul 11 1969 - Apr 30 1971
CDR William Reed Pettyjohn    Apr 30 1971 - Aug 23 1972
CDR Roger Dennis Grady    Aug 23 1972 - Mar 8 1974
CDR John Francis Fitzgerald    Mar 8 1974 - Apr 22 1976
CDR William Raymond Pressler Jr.    Apr 22 1976 - Dec 13 1977
CDR John Robert Dalrymple Jr.    Dec 13 1977 - Jan 19 1978 (later RADM)
CDR Steven Lloyd Turner Jr.    Jan 19 1978 - Jun 5 1980

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Gil Beyer
Address:
Phone: (208)265-0950
E-mail: vintage40@frontier.com
Next Reunion: Sept 24-26th 2009 at Post Falls, Idaho

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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