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USS Manlove (DE 36)

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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/ 5 stars - WWII Victory Medal

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
Manlove (DE 36) Building and Operational Data:
  • 24 February 1943: Keel laid as BDE-36 by the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, Cal.
  • 16 June 1943: Redesignated DE 36
  • 28 July 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Glenola M. Manlove, widow of Warrant Electrician Arthur C. Manlove
  • 08 November 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr. J. P. Ingle in command
  • 25 March 1944: In company with submarine chaser PC 1135, sank Japanese submarine I-32, 50 miles south of Wotje Island
  • 17 November 1945: Decommissioned at Portland, Ore. after 2 years of service
  • 28 November 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • 04 December 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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    49k Arthur Cleon Manlove was born to Thomas A. and Emma Manlove, of Tipton, Indiana on 19 March 1901. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 28 August 1923. After moving up the enlisted ranks for thirteen years he was appointed a warrant officer (electrician) aboard USS Augusta (CA 31) on 04 December 1936. He later served in USS Colorado (BB 45) before being transferred on 03 November 1941 to duty aboard USS Arizona (BB 39).

    Returning from exercises off the Hawaiian coast on 05 December 1941, Arizona moored at Ford Island, T.H. The following morning, the repair ship Vestal (AR 1) tied up alongside Arizona for scheduled tender repairs. Just before 0800, on 07 December 1941, aircraft from a Japanese fleet carrier group executed a devastating attack against the U.S. Pacific Fleet and naval and military bases in their proximity. During the attack, Arizona took two direct bomb hits, one of which penetrated the deck and exploded in the black powder magazine which, in turn, set off adjacent magazines. The forward part of the ship experienced a devastating explosion that spawned fires so fierce that they burned for nearly two days afterwards. Warrant Officer Manlove, Adm. Isaac C. Kidd (Commander Battleship Division 1), Capt. Franklin van Valkenburgh (Arizonaís Commanding Officer) and 1,177 officers and men lost their lives during the attack. Electrician Arthur Cleon Manlove lies buried with his shipmates at Honolulu Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii; the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial.

    For his sacrifice, he was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, and the WWII Victory Medal. On 08 February 1942, two months after WO Manlove's loss, his wife gave birth to their third son who she named Arthur Cleon Manlove Jr.

    USS Manlove (DE 36) (1943-1945) was the first ship to be named in his honor.

    (U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 77033 courtesy of Mr. Roland Manlove, 1973, from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
    Bill Gonyo
    Downey, Cal.

    Assoc. Researcher
    117k 24 February 1943: The keel of USS Manlove (DE 36) is laid at Mare Island. I believe the officer of the left is Radm Friedell but not 100% on that fact.

    (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-1382-43)
    Darryl Baker
    PNCM, USNR (ret.)

    Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
    172k 02 July 1943: Bow view of Manlove on the building ways at Mare Island.

    (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-4815-43)
    173k 02 July 1943: Stern view of Manlove on the building ways at Mare Island. USS Fair (DE 35) is to the left.

    (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-4814-43)
    104k 28 July 1943: The distinguished guests at the launching of USS Manlove (DE 36) at Mare Island. Left to right: Chief Pharmacist H. Mayfield, Mrs. R. L. McClaren. Radm W. L. Friedell (Shipyard Commandant), Mrs. Authur C. Manlove (Sponsor), Mrs. Dorothy Mayfield (Matron of Honor), Capt. F. G. Crisp.

    (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-5424-43)
    84k 28 July 1943: Mrs. Authur C. Manlove (Sponsor), left, and Mrs. Dorothy Mayfield (Matron of Honor) are shown in front of the bow of USS Manlove at Mare Island prior to her launching.

    (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-5426-43)
    90k 28 July 1943: Mrs. Authur C. Manlove (Sponsor) christens the USS Manlove (DE 36) at Mare Island Navy Yard. Left to right: Mrs. Dorothy Mayfield (Matron of Honor), Capt. F. G. Crisp, Mrs. Authur C. Manlove (Sponsor), and Radm W. L. Friedell (Shipyard Commandant).

    (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-5433-43)
    186k 28 July 1943: Vallejo, Cal. - Manlove (DE 36) being launched at the Mare Island Navy Yard.

    (U.S. Navy Photograph #80-G-81128, now in the collections of the National Archives)
    Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    63k 28 July 1943: Manlove is seen being pushed to her outfitting dock immediately after her launching.

    (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-5421-43)
    Darryl Baker
    PNCM, USNR (ret.)

    Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
    101k September 1943: Manlove at Hunters Point for additional outfitting.

    (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-5021-43)
    186k September 1945: Bremerton, Wash. - Manlove (DE 36) lies to off the Puget Sound Navy Yard.

    (U.S. Navy Photograph No. unknown)
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.

    Manlove History
    View the USS Manlove (DE 36) 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.

    Manlove's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 08 Nov. 1943 - 01 Apr. 1944Lcdr. John Paul Ingle, Jr., USNR (Comm.)
    2.) 01 Apr. 1944 - 12 Jun. 1945Lcdr. Edwin Peter Foster, Jr., USNR
    3.) 12 Jun. 1945 - 16 Nov. 1945Lcdr. John Robert McKee, USNR (Decomm.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Last Known Reunion
    2005 at Baltimore, Maryland
    Contact Name: Neil Winberry
    Address: 69-56 Manse Street
    City/State: Forest Hills NY 11375

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