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USS Gantner (DE 60 / APD 42)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - P - C - P
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 198
Gantner (DE 60) Building and Operational Data:
31 December 1942: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Steel Corp. Hingham, Mass.
17 April 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Samuel M. Gantner, widow of Boatswain's Mate Gantner
23 July 1943: Commissioned at the Boston Navy Yard, Lcdr Barklie M. Henry in command
23 February 1945: Reclassified APD 42, converted at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
2 August 1949: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 5.0 years of service, assigned to the San Diego Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet
15 January 1966: Struck from the NVR
22 February 1966: Transferred (MAP sale) to Taiwan, renamed Wen Shan (PF-34) (stricken in Taiwan, 1991; scrapped, 1992)
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||Gantner in an undated wartime photo (National Archives #BS68492)
||Gantner in an undated wartime photo (National Archives #BS68490)
||USS Gantner (DE 60), undated wartime photo (National Archives #BS68488)
||22 July 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - The destroyer escort USS Gantner (DE 60) underway off New York City. (U.S. Navy photo #NH 91549, courtesy of Arthur D. Baker III 1981, from the collections of the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command)
View the USS Gantner (DE 60) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
|Gantner's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 23 Jul. 1943 - 31 Dec. 1943||Lcdr. Barklie M. Henry (comm.)
|2.) 01 Feb. 1944 - 01 Dec. 1944||Lcdr. Robert N. Bavier, Jr.
|3.) 01 Dec. 1944 - 01 Sep. 1945||Lcdr. Fred L. Seely, Jr.
|4.) 01 Aug. 1946 - 01 Jan. 19475||ComWest Sea Fron
|5.) 01 Feb. 1947 - 01 Jun. 1947||Lcdr. S.G. Rubinow, Jr.
|6.) 01 Jul. 1947 - 01 Aug. 1947||Cdr. Harold Braune
|7.) 01 Aug. 1947 - 31 Aug. 1948||Lt. W.R. Loomis (XO)
|8.) 01 Sep. 1947 - 01 Jan. 1949||Lcdr. J.B. Kaye
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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