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USS Tisdale (DE 33)


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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/ 4 stars- WWII Victory Medal


Specifications:
Class: Evarts
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
Tisdale (DE 33) Building and Operational Data:
  • 23 January 1943: Keel laid by the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, Cal.
  • 28 June 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Elizabeth M. Tisdale, Jr.
  • 11 October 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr. Theodore Wolcott in command
  • 17 November 1945*: Decommissioned at Portland, Ore. after 2 years of service
  • 28 November 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • 04 November 1947: Sold to the A.G. Schoonmaker Co. Inc., New York City, N.Y.; scrapped by the Zidell Corp., Portland, Ore.
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    Tisdale 131k 28 June 1943: Mare Island Navy Yard, San Francisco, Cal. - Sponsor's party at the christening of USS Tisdale. Those present are (from left to right): Mrs. Wilhelm L. Friedell, Radm. Wilhelm L. Friedell (Commandant of the Navy Yard), Mrs. Park (Matron of Honor), Cap't Francis W. Scanland, Mrs. Ryland (Elizabeth) D. Tisdale, Jr. (Sponsor), Cap't William E. Malloy, and Mrs. Lannis A. Parker. (US Navy Photo #NH 100100 from the Naval Historical Center) Bill Gonyo
    Tisdale 92k 28 June 1943: Mare Island Navy Yard, San Francisco, Cal. - Mrs. Ryland (Elizabeth) D. Tisdale, Jr. (Sponsor) and Mrs. Park (Matron of Honor) are shown before the USS Tisdale (DE 33) prior to her launching. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-33-4667-43) Darryl Baker
    Tisdale 99k 28 June 1943: Mrs. Elizabeth D. Tisdale, Jr. christens Tisdale at Mare Island Navy Yard. Left to right: Mrs. Park (Matron of Honor, Radm W. L. Friedell (Shipyard Commandant), Mrs. Elizabeth D. Tisdale, Jr. (Sponsor) and Capt. F. G. Crisp. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-33-4664-43)
    Tisdale 110k 28 June 1943: Tisdale is at the end of the ways during her launching at Mare Island Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-33-4662-43)
    Tisdale 49k probably taken upon her return to the U.S. about August 1945 as she appears to be flying a long "homeward bound" pennant. (Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974, U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph) Fred Weiss

    View the USS Tisdale (DE 33) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.
    View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.
    Tisdale's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 11 Oct. 1943 - 28 Aug. 1944Lcdr. Theodore Walcott (Comm.)
    2.) 28 Aug. 1944 - 01 Sep. 1945Lcdr. James Smith hatfield, USNR
    3.) 01 Oct. 1945 - 17 Nov. 1945Lt. Robert Samuel James, USNR (Decomm.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Last Known Reunion
    September 2003 at Westminster CO
    Contact Name: Merton P. Loomis, GM/3C
    Address: 2024 Wacker Road / Savanna IL 61074
    Phone: (815) 273-3638
    E-mail: mertnbert@internetni.com

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    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
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