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|101k||Artist's conception of Joseph K. Taussig (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|
|58k||Joseph K. Taussig was born 30 August 1877 in Dresden, Germany and entered the Naval Academy in 1895. As a midshipman, he served on the flagship New York during the Battle of Santiago in the Spanish-American War. Following his graduation, in 1899 he was assigned to Newark and participated in the Allied Peking Relief Expedition during the Boxer Rebellion. After 2 years as a naval cadet, he was commissioned Ensign 28 January 1901 to begin a series of promotions and distinctions that would underscore his illustrious service to the Navy.
In July 1916, after serving in battleships, cruisers, destroyers, and on staffs afloat, he took command of Division 8, Destroyer Force, the first group of American destroyers sent abroad during World War I. After crossing the storm and gale filled Atlantic, Comdr. Taussig was asked by the Commander in Chief of the Coasts of Ireland when he would be ready for sea. Taussig replied in the now famous words; "We are ready now, Sir." He received the Distinguished Service Medal for World War I service. After the war he continued to serve the Navy at home and abroad. In 1922 his ship, Cleveland, rendered assistance to the victims of an earthquake and tidal wave in Chile. He served at the Naval War College, from 1923 to 1926. He also saw duty in the Bureau of Navigation, as Assistant Chief of Naval Operations, and as Commandant, 5th Naval District, in addition to commanding a battleship division and cruiser scouting force. Vice Admiral Taussig retired in 1941 but was recalled to active duty in 1943 to serve in the office of the Secretary of the Navy until 1 June 1947, only a few months before his death 29 October 1947.
USS Joseph K. Taussig (DE 1030) (1957-1972) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(U.S. Navy photo from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|82k||An undated postcard view of Joseph K. Taussig. (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)
|89k||An undated postcard view of Joseph K. Taussig. (Postcard #52210-C © Arnold Art Store, Newport, R.I.; shown at 150% of original size)
Caption is in Spanish and reads: El U.S.S. Joseph K. Taussig (DE-1030) es un barco escorta designado para protejer los convyes contra ataque submarino. Su puerto es Newport, Rhode Island, y es un miembro activo de la flota del Atlantico de los Estados Unidos.
|359k||30 August 1957: Delaware River, Philadelphia, Pa. - USS Joseph K. Taussig (DE 1030) arrives for her commissioning ceremony, schedulted to be held on 10 September 1957. (U.S. Navy photo #CSF-3014-8-30-57 by Photo Lab, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard)||Robert M. Cieri|
|140k||January 1957: Newport, R.I. - Dressed for Christmas, with USS Lloyd Thomas (DD 764) inboard to her left and USS Van Voorhis (DE 1028) outboard of her. (from the USS Lloyd Thomas Cruisebook, January - March 1957)||Robert Hall|
|214k||20 September 1962: New York, N.Y. - The trim lines of three destroyer escorts form a striking image along Pier 84. These ships (left to right) USS Van Voorhis (DE 1028), USS Hammerberg (DE 1015) and USS Joseph K. Taussig (DE 1030), are part of a six-ship group visiting the city before going back to sea.||Robert M. Cieri|
|140k||June 1965: Boston Harbor - Joseph K. Taussig (DE1030) leaving port.
(All Three Photos © Richard Leonhardt)
|87k||c. 1968, photo taken after the DASH hanger was added||Larry Goulet,
MMCS(SW), USN (ret.),
Crew member 1969 - 1971
|190k||25 July 1970: Newport, R.I. - USS Cascade (AD 16), with USS Dealey (DE 1006), Joseph K. Taussig, and USS McCloy (DE 1038) alongside, tied up at Naval Station Newport. (Photo © Richard Leonhardt)||Richard Leonhardt|
|Joseph K. Taussig Memorabilia
|Joseph K. Taussig's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 10 Sep. 1957 - Jun. 1958||Lcdr. Richard Stewart Moore|
|2.) Jun. 1958 - Nov. 1959||Lcdr. Marshall Douglas Ward|
|3.) Nov. 1959 - Jun. 1961||Lcdr. Kenneth Wesley Gavitt|
|4.) Jun. 1961 - Jul. 1963||Lcdr. Grant Joseph Walker|
|5.) Jul. 1963 - 1965||Lcdr. Richard Dennis Heenan|
|6.) 1965 - 1966||Lcdr. Earl Wallace Numbers|
|7.) 1966 - 1968||Cdr. George Wilmot Davis, Jr. (ret. as Vadm.)|
|8.) 1968 - 1970||Lcdr. George William Horsley, Jr.|
|9.) 1970 - 1971||Lcdr. William Osler, Jr.|
|10.) 1971 - 1972||Lcdr. R. W. Ortengren, Jr.|
|11.) 1972 - 01 Jul. 1972||Lt. James J. Ostertag|
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