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USS Griswold (DE 7)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - W - M - G
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 3 stars - WWII Victory Medal
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,140 tons (light), 1,430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 - 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 - 1.1"/75 cal. Mk2 quad AA (4x1), 9 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9
depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 183
Griswold (DE 7) Building and Operational Data:
27 November 1942: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
09 January 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Don T. Griswold, mother of Ens. Griswold
28 April 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr Charles M. Lyons in command
19 November 1945: Decommissioned at San Pedro, Cal. after 2.5 years of service
05 December 1945: Struck from the NVR
27 November 1946: Sold for scrapping to the Dulien Steel Products Co., Seattle, Wash.
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||Artist's conception of Wyffels 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, submarines and aircraft carriers in various
configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL the destroyer escorts ARE available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches,
your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource.
||Navy Yard Associates
||(poor image) bow on view, undated
||23 May 1944: bow on view of USS Griswold in the Mare Island channel. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 26 April until 26 May 1944.
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-7 3112-44)
||23 May 1944: broadside view of Griswold in the Mare Island channel. (U.S. Navy photo #DE-7 3110-44)
||23 May 1944: stern view of Griswold in the Mare Island channel. (U.S. Navy photo #DE-7 3107-44)
||undated wartime image
View the USS Griswold (DE 7) DANFS history entry
on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.
|Griswold's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 28 Apr. 1943 - 01 Sep. 1943||Lcdr. Charles Malaher Lyons, Jr., USNR (ret. as Radm.) (comm.)
|2.) 01 Sep. 1943 - 06 Oct. 1944||Lt. Marion Chambliss Walley, USNR
|3.) 06 Oct. 1944 - 19 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. Logan Cresap, Jr., USNR (decomm.)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Reunion Information Contact: Bruno Mancinelli
Address: 24 Walnut St. / Monongahela PA 15063
Phone: (724) 528-5379
Crew Contact Name: William F. Owens
Address: 329 Kay Lane / Parsons KS 67357
Phone: (316) 421-4808
Note About Contacts
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made to list the newest contact. However, our entry is only as good as the latest information that's been sent to us. We list only
a contact for the ship if one has been sent to us. We do NOT have crew lists or rosters available. Please see the Frequently Asked
Questions section on Navsource's Main Page for that information.
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum aboard USS Slater
Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Griswold
The Destroyer History Foundation
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