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USS McCloy (DE 1038)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign:
N - Z - B - I
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Bronze Warrior"


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ 2 stars - CG Meritorious Unit Commendation
Second Row: Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2) - Navy Expeditionary Medal - National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star
Third Row: Humanitarian Service Ribbon - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - CG Special Operations Service Ribbon w/ 1 star


"Above and Beyond"
Specifications:
Class: Bronstein
Type: SCB No. 199 / 1960
Number in Class: 2
Displacement: 2,360 tons (std), 2,650 tons (full)
Length: 350' 0" (wl), 371' 6" (oa)
Beam: 40' 6" (extreme)
Draft: 23' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 Foster Wheeler 600-psi boilers; 1 DeLaval geared turbine; 35,000 shp; 1 shaft
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 3,000 nm @ 20 knots
Complement: 16 / 183
Guns: 2 - 3"/50 (76mm) Mk33 Guns (1x2) (300 rds)
ASW Weapons: 1 Mk16 ASROC launcher (1x8) (8 missiles), 6 - 12.75" (324mm) Mk 32 torpedo tubes (2x3) / Mk 46 torpedos (18)
Radars: AN/SPS-10 (surface), AN/SPS-40 (air)
Sonars: AN/SQS-26, TASS
Fire Control Systems: Mk56 Mod 39 Gun FCS, Mk114 Mod 7 ASW FCS
McCloy (DE 1038) Building and Operational Data:
  • 13 June 1960: Building contract awarded to Avondale Marine Ways, Inc.
  • 15 September 1961: Keel laid at the Avondale Shipyards, Inc., Westwego, La.
  • 9 June 1962: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Arthur Winstead
  • 21 October 1963: Commissioned at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, S.C., Lcdr. Thomas Sherman in command
  • 30 June 1975: Reclassified Frigate (FF 1038)
  • 14 December 1990: Decommissioned after 27.1 years of service
  • 14 October 1991: Struck from the NVR
  • 16 November 1993: Sold to Mexico, renamed ARM Nicolas Bravo (E-40), still in service as of early 2000
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    McCloy 6k John McCloy was born on 30 January 1876 at Brewster NY and enlisted in the U.S. Navy 7 March 1903. He was warranted as boatswain 30 July 1903 and commissioned ensign 1 July 1917. He received his first Medal of Honor "for distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battles of the 13th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of June 1900, while with the relief expedition of the Allied Forces in China." His second Medal of Honor was awarded to him "for distinguished conduct in battle and extraordinary heroism; engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914." Immediately after World War I, he commanded minesweeper Curlew clearing the mines of the North Sea mine barrage. For this work he was decorated with the Navy Cross. He retired from active duty as a lieutenant on 15 October 1928 and on 23 February 1942 was promoted to lieutenant commander, retired. He died 25 May 1945 at Leonia NJ, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

    USS McCloy (DE 1038) (1963-1990) was the first ship named in his honor.

    (Photo courtesy of the Home of Heroes)
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    McCloy 61k 21 October 1963: USS McCloy (DE 1038) on her commissioning day. Fred Rudolph
    McCloy 93k date / location unknown -
    McCloy 68k circa 1964 Robert Hurst
    McCloy 64k September 1965: Atlantic Ocean - USS Wasp (CVS 18) in foreground. (Photo © Richard Leonhardt) Richard Leonhardt
    McCloy 194k circa 1966: USS McCloy (DE 1038) underway. (Photo courtesy of her Commanding Officer; from "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1966-67") Robert Hurst
    McCloy 68k June 1968: the Caribbean Sea - McCloy underway off Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    ***Dealey / McCloy*** 190k 25 July 1970: Newport, R.I. - USS Cascade (AD 16), with USS Dealey (DE 1006), USS Joseph K. Taussig (DE 1030), and McCloy alongside, tied up at Naval Station Newport. (Photo © Richard Leonhardt) Richard Leonhardt
    McCloy 36k September 1972 Robert Hurst
    McCloy 125k An undated postcard view of McCloy as an FF.     (Postcard #P3126 © Atlantic Fleet Sales, Norfolk, Va.; shown at 150% of original size)

    Caption reads: U.S.S. McCloy (FF-1038) - Commissioned on 21 October 1963, this Frigate is one of the first of a new generation of escort ships of the Untied States Navy.
    Mike Smolinski
    McCloy 165k 24 June 1977: off the coast of Norfolk, Va. - A port bow view of McCloy underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-00623 by PH3 R. Payne from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    McCloy 153k 24 June 1977: off the coast of Norfolk, Va. - A port beam view of McCloy underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-00622 by PH3 R. Payne from the DVIC)
    McCloy 180k 24 June 1977: off the coast of Norfolk, Va. - A starboard bow view of McCloy underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-00621 by PH3 R. Payne from the DVIC)
    McCloy 135k 24 June 1977: off the coast of Norfolk, Va. - A port bow view of McCloy underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-00619 by PH3 R. Payne from the DVIC)
    McCloy 143k 24 June 1977: off the coast of Norfolk, Va. - A port quarter view of McCloy underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-00618 by PH3 R. Payne from the DVIC)
    McCloy 208k 24 June 1977: off the coast of Norfolk, Va. - A starboard quarter view of McCloy underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-00616 by PH3 R. Payne from the DVIC)
    McCloy 221k 14 November 1977: Genoa, Italy - McCloy while on a port visit to Genoa. Carlo Martinelli
    McCloy 401k 1987: Tampa, Fla. - Large photo of McCloy while on a port visit to Tampa, Fla. (This photo was shot in segments and recently stitched together by Tom Tom Burgdorf
    McCloy 136k 27 April 1988: At sea - The submarine rescue ship USS Petrel (ASR 14), McCloy and the salvage ship USS Hoist (ARS 40) approach the disabled attack submarine USS Bonefish (SS 582) off the coast of Florida. An on board fire disabled the Bonefish and claimed the lives of three crew members. An aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) is in the foreground. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-88-07598 by PH2 Rech from the DVIC) Navsource
    McCloy 116k 27 April 1988: At sea - A starboard view of McCloy. The vessel is approaching the disabled attack submarine Bonefish off the coast of Florida. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-88-07597 by PH3 Smith from the DVIC)
    McCloy 113k 27 April 1988: At sea - McCloy pulls alongside Bonefish during rescue operations for the stricken sub. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-88-09329 by PH3 Smith from the DVIC)
    McCloy 212k 28 April 1989: At sea - A port beam view of the tank landing ship USS Fairfax County (LST 1193) (foreground), and McCloy (background), underway. The ships are part of the battle group accompanying the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CV 59) to New York City for Fleet Week 89. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-89-09242 by PHCM Dittmar from the DVIC)
    McCloy 174k 29 April 1989: New York Harbor - The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal lies at anchor during the parade of ships at the start of Fleet Week 89. McCloy is at upper left. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-09492 by PH2 Waterman from the DVIC)
    McCloy 102k 29 April 1989: New York Harbor - McCloy passes Forrestal while taking part in the parade of ships at the start of Fleet Week. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-09478 by PHC Ed Bailey from the DVIC) Fred Weiss
    McCloy 154k 29 April 1989: New York Harbor - McCloy steams along the city skyline during Fleet Week. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-08823 by JO2 John Leone from the DVIC) Navsource
    McCloy 95k 29 April 1989: New York Harbor - The crew of McCloy mans the rails as the ship takes part in the parade of ships at the start of Fleet Week. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-08797 by JO2 Barbara Shupe from the DVIC) Fred Weiss
    McCloy 94k 29 April 1989: New York Harbor - The city skyline forms a backdrop as commerical harbor tugs maneuver McCloy into a berth during Fleet Week. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-08790 by JO2 John Leone from the DVIC) Navsource
    McCloy 116k 29 April 1989: New York Harbor - The city skyline forms a backdrop as a commercial harbor tug maneuvers McCloy into a berth during Fleet Week. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-08791 by JO2 John Leone from the DVIC)
    McCloy 104k 29 April 1989: New York Harbor - A starboard bow view of, from left: the guided missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), McCloy, and the tank landing ship USS Fairfax County (LST 1193) moored at the pier in Brooklyn during Fleet Week. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-08772 by JO2 John Leone from the DVIC)
    McCloy 72k date / location unknown, as the Mexican Navy Nicolas Bravo (E-40)

    (Nicolás Bravo Rueda - born at Hacienda de Chichihualco, Guerrero on 10 September 1786, died at Hacienda de Chichihualco, Guerrero on 22 April 1854. Mexican politician and military man. President of Mexico on three occasions: 1839, 1842-1843 and 1846. biography supplied by Francisco Javier Santos Vazquez)
    Robert Hurst

    McCloy Memorabilia
    Ship's Plaque

    McCloy
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    Navy Times Ship in the Spotlight
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    McCloy
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    Ship's Lighter
    as an FF
    McCloy
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    View the USS McCloy (DE 1038) DANFS history
    entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.

    McCloy's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  21 Oct 1963 - 17 Jul 1965Lcdr. Thomas Sherman
    2.)  17 Jul. 1965 - 21 Dec. 1966Lcdr. Paul Everett Treagy, Jr.
    3.)  21 Dec. 1966 - 09 May 1968Lcdr. Louis Colbus
    4.)  09 May 1968 - 01 Aug. 1969Lcdr. David Taylor Rogers (Durham, N.C.)
    5.)  01 Aug. 1969 - 14 Jan. 1971Cmdr. George Smith Allen
    6.)  14 Jan. 1971 - 04 Apr. 1972Lcdr. John William Hilt
    7.)  04 Apr. 1972 - 31 Aug. 1973Lcdr. Paul David Miller (retired as Vadm.)
    8.)  31 Aug. 1973 - 22 May 1977Lcdr. William Charles Miller (retired as Radm.)
    9.)  22 May 1977 - 24 May 1977Lcdr. Edward Charles Long III
    10.) 24 May 1977 - 17 Jul. 1979Lcdr. Donald Alvin Dyer
    11.) 17 Jul. 1979 - 30 Jun. 1981Lcdr. Vernon Edward Clark (retired as Adm.)
    12.) 30 Jun. 1981 - 19 Aug. 1983Cmdr. Otto William Spahr III
    13.) 19 Aug. 1983 - 12 Jul. 1985Lcdr. Scott Allen Fry (retired as Vadm.)
    14.) 12 Jul. 1985 - 01 Aug. 1987Lcdr. Scott A. Woods, Jr.
    15.) 01 Aug. 1987 - 28 Jul. 1989Cmdr. Joseph Albert Benkert
    16.) 28 Jul. 1989 - 14 Dec. 1990Lcdr. Paul Kenneth Susalla

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Next Reunion:
    20 September 2013 at Cincinnati, Ohio

    Contact Name: Terry Coleman
    Address: 400 Rinehart Road / Lake Mary FL 32746
    E-mail: oneseahawk at gmail.com

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    USS Slater Destroyer Escort Historical Museum Website
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS McCloy
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