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USS Manlove (DE 36)

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N - X - R - L
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. Arthur C. Manlove, widow of Electrician Arthur C. Manlove
  • 8 November 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr J. P. Ingle in command
  • 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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    Manlove 42k Electrician Arthur Cleon Manlove, born 19 March 1901 in Tipton, Ind., enlisted in the Navy 28 August 1923. He was appointed a warrant officer aboard USS Augusta (CA 31) on 04 December 1936 and later served in USS Colorado (BB 45). On duty aboard USS Arizona (BB 39) from 03 November 1941, he died with other members of the crew when that vessel was lost at Pearl Harbor during the sneak attack on 07 December 1941. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

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

    Bill Gonyo
    Manlove 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
    Manlove 172k 2 July 1943: Bow view of Manlove on the building ways at Mare Island. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-4815-43)
    Manlove 173k 2 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)
    Manlove 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)
    Manlove 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)
    Manlove 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)
    Manlove 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) Robert Hurst
    Manlove 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
    Manlove 101k September 1943: Manlove at Hunters Point for additional outfitting. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-36-5021-43)
    Manlove 186k September 1945: Bremerton, Wash. - Manlove (DE 36) lies to off the Puget Sound Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy Photograph No. unknown) Mike Green

    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 / Forest Hills NY 11375

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