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Displacement 4619 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 418' 6"(oa) x 44' 11" x 15' (Max)
Armament 3 x 5"/54 DP (3x1), 4 x 3"/50 (2x2), 2 Hedghog ASW Mortars,
4 x 21" tt.(4x1) 6 x 12.75" Mk 32 ASW TT (2x3).
Machinery, 70,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 324.
Operational and Building Data
Built by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME (YN 328)
Laid down 11 May 1955
Launched 08 September 1956
Commissioned 01 July 1957
Decommissioned 16 May 1969
Recommissioned 09 May 1970
Decommissioned 04 March 1983
Stricken from Naval Register 01 June 1990
Fate Sold for scrapping to Fore River Shipyard & Iron Works for $24,003, 14 January 1993

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DuPont 96kSamuel Francis Du Pont (September 27, 1803 - June 23, 1865) was an American naval officer who achieved the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, and a member of the prominent Du Pont family; he was the only member of his generation to use a capital D. He served prominently during the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, was superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, and made significant contributions to the modernization of the U.S. Navy. Portrait of Samuel Francis Du Pont, 1867-68 by Daniel Huntington.Bill Gonyo
USS Du Pont (DD-941)
Du Pont 41kUndated, at Naval Station Guam with USS New (DD-818) alongside.Eli Blanco RM3
(ex-crewmember USS Wandank (ATA-204))
Du Pont 152kUndated, location unknown. Photo from An Illustrated History of Destroyers of the World by Bernard Ireland.Robert Hurst
Du Pont 162kUndated, location unknown.Tommy Trampp
Du Pont 113kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Du Pont 77kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Du Pont 136kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Du Pont 117kUSS Du Pont (DD-941) outboard & USS Bigelow (DD-942) at the fitting out pier of Bath Iron Works in 1957. On the building ways are (from right to left) Hull (DD-945), Edson (DD-946) and Somers (DD-947).Robert Hurst
Du Pont 231kCirca 1957, location unknown.Ron Reeves
Du Pont 53kCirca 1958, location unknown.William Kapfer
Du Pont 168k1959, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Du Pont 200kNovember 1959, location unknown. Navy photo 1044673 from the collection of CDR Thomas B. Ray (USS Essex CV-9).Chris Stanley
Du Pont 39kCirca 1960, location unknown.William Kapfer
Du Pont 61kUSS Du Pont (DD-941) Underway entering Valletta Harbour, Malta, circa 1961. Photo by A. & J. Pavia from Jane's Fighting Ships, 1961-62 edition.Robert Hurst
Du Pont 176kUSS Du Pont (DD-941) highlining recovered drone back to USS Boston (CAG-1) after gunnery shoot in the Atlantic, June 1961.Roy Williams
Du Pont 41kUSS Tidewater (AD-31), USS Du Pont (DD-941), USS Weeks (DD-701), USS Willard Keith (DD-775), USS Ault (DD-698), USS Henley (DD-762) and USS Nimble (MSO-459) at Athens, Greece, late 1961.Michael J. Mogck
Du Pont 83kAerial view the USS Du Pont (DD-941), steaming in the Mediterranean, 08 September 1961. Official US Navy Photo taken by PH3 Koskela.John N Adriani Sr.
Adriani-Evans Collection
Du Pont 162kDu Pont (DD-941) at Norfolk Navy Yard, probably late 1962. Photo by ENS G. Cranmer, USS Francis Marion (APA-249).Dave Wright
Du Pont 162kAnother view of Du Pont (DD-941) at Norfolk Navy Yard, probably late 1962. Robert A. Owens (DD-827) is moored in the background. Photo by ENS G. Cranmer, USS Francis Marion (APA-249).Dave Wright
Du Pont 149kUSS Du Pont coming alongside Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) for UNREPing, 1963.Mike Donegan
Du Pont 65kBoston Harbor, August 1963.© Richard Leonhardt
Du Pont 48kBoston, August 1963.© Richard Leonhardt
Du Pont 122kIn the Bosphorus off Istanbul, Turkey, early 1966.David Meare
Du Pont 284kUSS Du Pont (DD-941) underway in 1967, location unknown. United States Navy.Robert Hurst
DuPont 55kUSS William V. Pratt (DLG-13), USS DuPont (DD-941) and USS New (DD-818) in Pearl Harbor, 24 December 1967. Photo by ship's photographer FTG3 Larry Struck of New.Rick Palmer
DuPont 120kAt Wellington, New Zealand, 07 March 1969.Marc Piché/Chris Howell/Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Du Pont 50kThis was the official ship's photo that I sold in the Ship's Store when I was stationed aboard Du Pont. Photo was taken in Chaesapeake Bay, May 1972.Gary Arnold SH2
Du Pont 184kUSS Du Pont (DD-941) tied up pierside, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia, circa 1978. Note USS Mitscher (DDG-35) at left. Photo by Karsten Petersen.Robert Hurst
DuPont 139kShips of Task Group 138 underway in the Atlantic during Operation "Unitas XIX", September 1978. They are (from left to right): USS William V. Pratt (DDG-44); USS DuPont (DD-941); and USS Bowen (FF-1079). Official U.S. Navy Photograph.Fred Weiss
DuPont 204kDuPont's mascots "Rags" and "JR." From the 1982 Cruise Book.Al Quartararo CWO3 USN (Ret.)
Du Pont 56kShip's patchMike Smolinski
Du Pont 38kShip's patchMichael J. Mogck
Du Pont 100k-120kUniform Ship's name shoulder patch.Al Grazevich
Du Pont 57kShip's Zippo.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Du Pont 28kShip's belt buckle.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.

USS DU PONT DD-941 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry at the Naval History & Heritage Command website

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR William John Maddocks    Jul 1 1957 - Oct 14 1957

LCDR Melvin Wilbert Cassidy    Oct 14 1957 - Oct 29 1957

CDR Daniel Martin Karcher    Oct 29 1957 - Aug 7 1958

CDR Joseph Clark Spitler    Aug 7 1958 - Jul 24 1959

CDR Paul Edward Arbo    Jul 25 1959 - Jul 17 1961

CDR Sherman Louis Voiler    Jul 17 1961 - Sep 14 1963

CDR James Moore Hornbrook    Sep 14 1963 - Feb 9 1965

CDR Edward Peter Stilwell    Feb 9 1965 - Dec 2 1966

CDR Robert Holdermann Small Jr.    Dec 2 1966 - May 16 1969

(Decommissioned May 16 1969 - May 9 1970)

CDR Winfred Preston Allen    May 9 1970 - Mar 6 1971

LCDR Grant Alexander Sharp    Mar 6 1971 - Sep 1972 (Later RADM)

LCDR James Arthur Shreckengaust    Sep 1972 - Jan 25 1974

LCDR James Everett Hancock    Jan 25 1974 - Dec 22 1975

CDR Charles David Collis    Dec 22 1975 - Nov 18 1977

CDR John Anthony Carbone    Nov 18 1977 - Jan 8 1980

CDR Harlan Kenneth Ullman    Jan 8 1980 - Dec 18 1981

CDR Billy Glen Taylor    Dec 18 1981 - Jan 18 1982

CDR John Shober Burrows III    Jan 18 1982 - Mar 4 1983

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