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USS Reynolds (DE 42)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - P - E - F
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/8 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
Reynolds (DE 42) Building and Operational Data:
12 January 1943: Keel laid as BDE-42 by the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Wash.
15 June 1943: Redesignated DE 42
23 June 1943: Named Reynolds
01 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. D. L. Reynolds, widow of Ensign Reynolds
08 November 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr Edward P. Adams in command
05 December 1945: Decommissioned at the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, Cal. after 2.1 years of service
19 December 1945: Struck from the NVR
28 April 1947: Sold for scrapping to John L. Key, San Francisco, Cal.
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||20 February 1945: port bow view, taken from USS Windham Bay (CVE 92) while Reynolds approaches.
||undated: port bow view, taken from USS Sargent Bay (CVE 83) during a high-line
Wehl, The Netherlands
||undated: port quarter view
|View the USS Reynolds (DE 42) 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.
|Reynold's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 01 Nov. 1943 - 17 Aug. 1944||Lcdr. Edward Payson Adams, USNR (comm.)
|2.) 17 Aug. 1944 - 16 Jul. 1945||Lcdr. Harry Marvin-Smith, USNR
|3.) 16 Jul. 1945 - 27 Oct. 1945||Lcdr. David William Shean, Jr., USNR
|4.) 27 Oct. 1945 - 05 Dec. 1945||Lt. William Jose Gieszl, USNR (decomm.)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: William J. Hock
Address: 922 Elizabeth Court / Lapeer MI 48446
Phone: (810) 664-4606
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