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|6k||John McCloy was born on 30 January 1876 at Brewster, N.Y. and enlisted in the U.S. Navy 07 March 1903. He was warranted as boatswain 30 July 1903 and
commissioned ensign 01 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, N.J., 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)
|61k||21 October 1963: USS McCloy (DE 1038) on her commissioning day.||Fred Rudolph|
|93k||date / location unknown||-|
|68k||circa 1964||Robert Hurst|
|64k||September 1965: Atlantic Ocean - USS Wasp (CVS 18) in foreground.
(Photo © Richard Leonhardt)
|194k||circa 1966: USS McCloy (DE 1038) underway.
(Photo courtesy of her Commanding Officer; from "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1966-67")
|68k||.. June 1968: the Caribbean Sea - McCloy underway off Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.|
|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)
|36k||.. September 1972||Robert Hurst|
|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.
|147k||12 September 1974: the Atlantic Ocean - USS McCloy (DE 1038) pitches into heavy seas while refueling from USS Savannah (AOR 4) during
NATO exercise "Northern Merger."
(U.S. Navy Photo #K-105495 and #K-105493 from the United States National Archives)
|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)
|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)
|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)
|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)
|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)
|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)
|221k||14 November 1977: Genoa, Italy - McCloy while on a port visit to Genoa.||Carlo Martinelli|
|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
|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)
|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)
|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)
|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)
|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)
|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)
|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)
|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
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-08797 by JO2 Barbara Shupe from the DVIC)
|94k||29 April 1989: New York Harbor - The city skyline forms a backdrop as commerical harbor tugs maneuver McCloy into a berth during
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-08790 by JO2 John Leone from the DVIC)
|116k||29 April 1989: New York Harbor - The city skyline forms a backdrop as a commercial harbor tug maneuvers McCloy into a berth during
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-08791 by JO2 John Leone from the DVIC)
|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)
|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)
|Navy Times Ship in the Spotlight
© Mario DeMarco
as an FF
|View the USS McCloy (DE 1038) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|McCloy's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 21 Oct 1963 - 17 Jul 1965||Lcdr. Thomas Hanson Sherman, Jr. ('50) (Baltimore, Md.)|
|2.) 17 Jul. 1965 - 21 Dec. 1966||Lcdr. Paul Everett Treagy, Jr. ('54)|
|3.) 21 Dec. 1966 - 09 May 1968||Lcdr. Louis Colbus (Altoona, Pa.)|
|4.) 09 May 1968 - 01 Aug. 1969||Lcdr. David Taylor Rogers (Durham, N.C.)|
|5.) 01 Aug. 1969 - 14 Jan. 1971||Cmdr. George Smith Allen|
|6.) 14 Jan. 1971 - 04 Apr. 1972||Lcdr. John William Hilt|
|7.) 04 Apr. 1972 - 31 Aug. 1973||Lcdr. Paul David Miller (Roanoke, Va.) (ret. as Adm.)|
|8.) 31 Aug. 1973 - 22 May 1977||Lcdr. William Charles Miller ('62) (Los Angeles, Cal.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|9.) 22 May 1977 - 24 May 1977||Lcdr. Edward Charles Long III (Oak Park, Ill.)|
|10.) 24 May 1977 - 17 Jul. 1979||Lcdr. Donald Alvin Dyer (Charles Town, W.V.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|11.) 17 Jul. 1979 - 30 Jun. 1981||Lcdr. Vernon Edward Clark (Sioux City, Ia.) (CNO, ret. as Adm.)|
|12.) 30 Jun. 1981 - 19 Aug. 1983||Cmdr. Otto William Spahr III (Newport, R.I.)|
|13.) 19 Aug. 1983 - 12 Jul. 1985||Lcdr. Scott Allen Fry ('71) (Bellefont, Pa.) (ret. as Vadm.)|
|14.) 12 Jul. 1985 - 01 Aug. 1987||Lcdr. James Augustus Woods, Jr. (prior enl.) (Portsmouth, Va.)|
|15.) 01 Aug. 1987 - 28 Jul. 1989||Cmdr. Joseph Albert Benkert ('73)|
|16.) 28 Jul. 1989 - 14 Dec. 1990||Lcdr. Paul Kenneth Susalla|
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