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USS Dealey (DE 1006)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign:
N - H - W - O
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Fall River"

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Navy Expeditionary Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 1 star


Specifications:
Class: Dealey
Type: SCB No. 72 / 1952 - 53
Number in Class: 3
Displacement: 1,314 tons (light), 1,940 tons (full)
Length: 308' (wl), 314' 6" (oa)
Beam: 36' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 18' 10" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 Foster-Wheeler boilers; 1 De Laval geared turbine; 20,000 shp; 1 shaft
Speed: 27 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Complement: 12 / 161
Guns: 4 - 3"/50 (76mm) Mk33 Guns (2x2)
ASW Weapons: 1 Squid ASW mortar (none in DE 1015), 6 - 12.75" (324mm) Mk 32 torpedo tubes (2x3) / Mk 46 torpedos
Radars: AN/SPS-5 (surface), AN/SPS-6C (air)
Sonars: AN/SQS-4
Fire Control Systems: Mk63 Gun FCS, Mk105 Underwater Battery FCS
Dealey (DE 1006) Building and Operational Data:
  • 15 December 1952: Keel laid at the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
  • 08 November 1953: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Samuel D. Dealey, widow of Commander Dealey
  • 03 June 1954: Commissioned, Lcdr R. H. Rossell in command, assigned to Escort Squadron 10 at Newport, R.I.
  • Dealey was homeported at Newport, R.I. throughout her career
  • 28 July 1972: Decommissioned at Newport, Struck from the NVR, and transferred to Uruguay, renamed ROU 18 De Julio (DE-3)
  • 1991: Decommissioned by Uruguay, scrapped
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    Dealey 101k Artist's conception of Dealey (as built) by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL destroyer escorts are available. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource. Navy Yard Associates
    Dealey 97k Artist's conception of Dealey (post-FRAM) by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL destroyer escorts are available. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource.
    Dealey 36k Samuel David Dealey was born on 13 September 1906 in Dallas, Tex. and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1930. He served in USS Nevada (BB 36) before training for submarine duty. At the outbreak of WWII he was in command of S-20, and assumed command of the new USS Harder (SS 257) upon her commissioning in December of 1942. Commander Dealey guided his submarine deep into enemy waters, wreaking destruction on Japanese shipping. He won four Navy Crosses, the Silver Star, and shared in the Presidential Unit Citation awarded Harder for heroism in combat. On his fifth war patrol, for which he received the Medal of Honor, Commander Dealey pressed home a series of bold and daring attacks. Harder sank five Japanese destroyers, most with very close range "down the throat shots." On 24 August 1944, while on her sixth patrol, Harder was lost with all hands off the island of Luzon during a depth charge attack.

    USS Dealey (DE 1006) (1954-1972) was the first ship named in Commander Dealey’s honor. (Photo from Home of Heroes Website)
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    Dealey 76k An undated postcard view of Dealey.    (Postcard © Arnold Art Store, Newport, R.I.; shown at 150% of original size)

    Caption reads: A unit of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet home ported at Newport, R.I. on Narragansett Bay. (Official U.S. Navy photograph)
    Mike Smolinski
    Dealey 192k 28 May 1954: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Dealey (DE 1006) is shown on her trials. She was unique in mounting the British Squid ahead-throwing ASW mortar, one of which is visible just forward of her bridge. Robert Hurst
    Dealey 55k date / location unknown Richard A. Roy
    Dealey 101k circa 1954-55: Taken from the deck of USS Greenwood (DE 679) as fueling lines are about to be passed. John Lorence
    Dealey 117k date / location unknown (Photo © Paul B. Lowney) Nick Tiberio
    Dealey 40k circa 1955 Robert Hurst
    Dealey 69k date / location unknown (photo is post-FRAM, note triple torpedo tubes on main deck just forward of bridge.) -
    Dealey 190k 25 July 1970: Newport, R.I. - USS Cascade (AD 16), with Dealey, USS Joseph K. Taussig (DE 1030), and USS McCloy (DE 1038) alongside, tied up at Naval Station Newport. (Photo © Richard Leonhardt) Richard Leonhardt
    J.A. Furer 202k undated: Newport, R.I. - Postcard view of Pier 1. USS Julius A. Furer (DEG 6) and USS Voge (DE 1047) are alongside USS Yosemite (AD 19). Dealey, USS Cromwell (DE 1014), and USS Compton (DD 705) are behind them nested alongside another tender, probably USS Cascade (AD 16) . (Photo © The John Twomey Distributing Co., Newport, R.I.) Mike Smolinski
    Dealey 142k early 1970's: Newport, R.I. - USS Warrington (DD 843), USS Hugh Purvis (DD 709), and Dealey tied up at Naval Station Newport. Vince Venincasa
    Dealey 76k ROU 18 De Julio (DE-3) (ex-USS Dealey)soon after her transfer to Uruguay. Orlando Gallardo, Jr.
    Dealey 67k Color photo of 18 De Julio soon after her transfer to Uruguay.
    Dealey 82k 1 June 1984: A gunner examines the sights on his 3-inch gun aboard the Uruguayan frigate 18 De Julio during Operation UNITAS XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-85-08257 by JOCS Kirby Harrison from the Defense Visual Information Center)
    Dealey 92k 1 June 1984: The forward section of 18 De Julio as the ship operates near Montevideo, Uruguay, during Operation UNITAS XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-85-08296 by JOCS Kirby Harrison from the DVIC)
    Dealey 263k 2009: Montevideo, Uruguay - The remains of ROU 18 De Julio (DE-3), formerly USS Dealey (DE 1006). The ship's mast and antennas are located at the entrance to the Naval Base next to the Montivideo Naval Museum. (Photos provided by Carlos Tartar) Marc Arsenault
    Dealey 227k

    Dealey Memorabilia
    Ship's Plaque
    Dealey
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Lapel Pin
    Dealey
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Transfer Program
    Dealey
    Courtesy of
    Orlando Gallardo, Jr.

    View the USS Dealey (DE 1006) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Dealey's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  03 Mar. 1954 - 1955Lcdr. Robert Hamilton Rossell
    2.)  1955 - 1957Lcdr. Ralph Albert Hilson
    3.)  1957 - 1959Lcdr. Albert W. Vittek
    4.)  1959 - 1961Lcdr. Donald Robert Jex
    5.)  1961 - Jun. 1963Lcdr. George B. Lindgren
    6.)  Jun. 1963 - Jun. 1964Lcdr. Louis Reah Lester, Jr.
    7.)  Jul. 1964 - 1966Lcdr. David Newton Denton
    8.)  1966 - 1968Lcdr. James Robert Talbot
    9.)  1968 - 1970Lcdr. Peter Clauson Peterson Jr.
    10.) 1970 - 1971Lcdr. Harry K. Fiske (ret. as Radm.)
    11.) 1971 - 28 Jul. 1972Lcdr. Silas Oscar (Sy) Nunn III

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    2014 Reunion for all Newport Based Dealeys, CortRon 8, 10, 14
    5 - 8 September 2014 at Boston, Mass.
    Chairman: Marc Arsenault
    Address: 98 Oxbow Road / Charlton MA 01507
    Phone: (508) 248-5072
    E-mail: marc-a@charter.net
    or
    contact through Newport Dealey link below

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