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USS Martin (DE 30)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - D - Q - L
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - 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
Martin (DE 30) Building and Operational Data:
26 November 1942: Keel laid as BDE-30 by the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, Cal.
18 May 1943: Launched
16 June 1943: Redesignated DE 30
23 June 1943: Renamed Martin
4 September 1943: Commissioned, Lt. Paul E. Warfield, USNR, in command
19 November 1945: Decommissioned at the Mare Island Navy Yard
5 December 1945: Strickened from the NVR
15 May 1946: Sold for scrapping to the Wilmington Transportation Co., Wilmington, Cal., delivered 3 June
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||18 May 1943: Distinguished guests at the launching of USS Martin (DE 30) at Mare Island Navy Yard. Left to right: Lcdr Joseph E. Flynn, Mrs. Walter A. Moore, Miss Kathleen Moore, Capt F. G. Crisp, Mrs. Joseph E. Flynn (Sponsor), Radm W. L. Freidell (Shipyard Commandant), Miss Patricia Flynn (Maid of Honor), Capt W. E. Malloy, Mrs. W. E. Malloy. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-29-3700-43)
||18 May 1943: Radm W. L. Friedell (Shipyard Commandant) presents the bottle of campaign sponsor of USS Martin (DE 30) at Mare Island. Left to right: Radm W. L. Freidell, Lcdr Joseph E. Flynn, Mrs. Joseph E. Flynn (Sponsor), and Miss Patricia Flynn (Maid of Honor). (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-29-3701-43)
||18 May 1943: Vallejo, Cal. - Martin sliding down the ways after being christened. (U.S. Navy Photo NARA San Bruno)
||2 July 1943: Martin is seen at her outfitting berth at Mare Island Navy Yard. The USS Stadtfeld (DE 29) is forward of Martin.
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-29-4824-43)
View the USS Martin (DE 30) DANFS history entry
located 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.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Thomas B. (Tom) Erwin
Address: 197 Gray Eagle Drive / Shreveport LA 71115
Phone: (318) 798-1212
Note About Contacts
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