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USS Greiner (DE 37)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Y - H - P
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
Greiner (DE 37) Building and Operational Data:
07 September 1942: Keel laid as BDE-37 by the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Wash.
20 May 1943: Launched
18 August 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr F. S. Dowd in command
19 November 1945: Decommissioned at Oakland, Cal. after 2.3 years of service
05 December 1945: Struck from the NVR
10 February 1946: Sold to J.G. Berkit & Co., scrapped at the National Metal & Steel Corp., Terminal Island, Los Angeles, Cal.
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||DE's 37 & 38 (Greiner & Wyman) were laid down the same day during a Labor Day
celebration at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, 1942.
(Source is Seattle NARA RG-181)
||August 1943 - Inclining tests being conducted at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.
||2 September 1943 - Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
View the USS Greiner (DE 37) 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.
|Greiner's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 18 Aug. 1943 - 08 Aug. 1944||Lcdr. Frank Samuel Dowd, USNR (Comm.)
|2.) 30 Sep. 1944 - 01 Oct. 1945||Lcdr. Loren Hall Kiser, USNR (Decomm.)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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