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USS Albert David (DE 1050)


N - M - F - Q
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Lockport"

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon - Navy Battle E Ribbon (3) - National Defense Service Medal
Second Row: Vietnam Service Medal w/ 6 stars - Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


Specifications:
Class: Garcia
Type: SCB No. 199A / 1961 - 1963
Number in Class: 10
Displacement: 2,620 tons (std), 3,400 tons (full)
Length: 390' 0" (wl), 414' 6" (oa)
Beam: 44' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 24' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 Foster Wheeler 1200-psi boilers; 1 Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000 shp; 1 shaft
Speed: 27 kts
Range: 4,000 nm @ 20 knots
Complement: 13 / 234
Guns: 2 - 5"/38 Mk30 Gun (2x1) (350 rounds)
ASW Weapons: 1 - Mk16 ASROC launcher (1x8) (16 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-26AXR in DE 1040 - 1045, AN/SQS-26BX in DE 1047 - 1051
Fire Control Systems: Mk56 Mod 43 Gun FCS, Mk114 Mod 8/11 ASW FCS
Helicopter: 1 - SH-2 LAMPS Helicopter
Albert David (DE 1050) Building and Operational Data:
  • 20 March 1963: Building contract awarded to the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co.
  • 29 April 1964: Keel laid at the Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Co., Seattle, Wash.
  • 19 December 1964: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Lynda Mae David
  • 19 October 1968: Commissioned at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Comdr. Roy S. Reynolds in command, assigned CruDesPac at Long Beach, Cal.
  • 20 August 1973: Homeport assignment changed to San Diego, Cal.
  • 30 June 1975: Reclassified Frigate (FF 1050)
  • 28 September 1988: Decommissioned after 21 years of service
  • 18 September 1989: Leased to Brazil, renamed CT Para (D-27)
  • 24 January 2001: Sold to Brazil
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    By And/Or Copyright
    Albert David 240k Albert Leroy David (18 July 1902 - 17 September 1945), son of Emmett F. and Martha David, was born in Maryville MO and enlisted in the Navy in 1919. He served till 1939 when he transferred to the Fleet Reserve, but was recalled to active duty in late 1939. He was appointed Machinist in 1942, Ensign later that year and progressed to Lieutenant by July 1943.

    In 1944 Lt. David was serving as Assistant Engineering and Electrical Officer aboard USS Pillsbury (DE 133) in Task Group 28.3 when they captured the German submarine U-505 off Cape Blanco, West Africa. Lt. David was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery in this historic seizure.

    USS Albert David (DE 1050) (1968-1988) was the first ship named in his honor.

    (Click on the photo to see Lt. David's official biography.)
    Robert M. Cieri
    Albert David 101k date / location unknown Jerry Hays
    Albert David 136k date unknown: USS Albert David (DE 1050) on Yankee Station (off North Vietnam) J. Ross
    USS Ranger (CVA 61), (1968-1971)
    Albert David 122k date / location unknown David Buell
    Albert David 136k 1970: the South China Sea - Taken near Yankee Station while preparing for underway replenishment from the USS Niagara Falls (AFS 3). William P. Jones, M.D.
    former Medical Officer
    USS Niagara Falls AFS 3
    Albert David 44k 1974: Albert David in the South China Sea being refueled by USS Kitty Hawk. Jim Corley
    Albert David 103k 18 December 1975: At sea - A port bow view of Albert David underway off the Southern California coast. (probably from the series that follows) Robert M. Cieri
    Albert David 149k 18 December 1975: At sea - An aerial port bow view of Albert David underway off the Southern California coast. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-06053 by PH1 A. E. Legare from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    Albert David 151k 18 December 1975: At sea - An aerial starboard bow view of Albert David underway off the Southern California coast. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-06054 by PH1 A. E. Legare from the DVIC)
    Albert David 149k 18 December 1975: At sea - An aerial starboard bow view of Albert David underway off the Southern California coast. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-06055 by PH1 A. E. Legare from the DVIC)
    Albert David 136k 18 December 1975: At sea - An aerial bow view of Albert David underway off the Southern California coast. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-06056 by PH1 A. E. Legare from the DVIC)
    Albert David 174k 18 December 1975: At sea - An aerial port bow view of Albert David underway off the Southern California coast. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-06129 by PH1 A. E. Legare from the DVIC)
    A. David 290k 19 December 1975: at sea - An aerial port bow view of Albert David underway off the Southern California coast. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-06051 by PH2 Lavrich from the DVIC)
    Albert David 191k 1 January 1977: At sea - An aerial starboard bow view of Albert David underway off San Diego. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-06034 from the DVIC)
    Albert David 154k 1 January 1977: At sea - An aerial starboard beam view of Albert David underway off San Diego. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-06035 from the DVIC)
    Albert David 114k 12 August 1977: At sea - A port bow view of Albert David underway. Robert M. Cieri
    Albert David 154k 14 December 1984: San Diego Harbor - A port beam view of Albert David at anchor. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-87-09094 by PH3 Davidson from the DVIC) Navsource
    Albert David 219k 14 December 1984: San Diego Harbor - A port beam view of Albert David at anchor. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-87-09093 by PH3 Davidson from the DVIC)
    Albert David 166k 2 November 1985: Apra Harbor, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands - A port view of Albert David moored at a pier. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-90-07739 by PHAN M. Anderson from the DVIC)
    Albert David 273k 2 November 1985: Apra Harbor, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands - A port view of Albert David moored at a pier. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-90-07729 by PHAN M. Anderson from the DVIC)
    Albert David 146k 15 November 1985: At sea - A bow view of Albert David underway off the Southern California coast. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-06052 from the DVIC)
    Albert David 479k 8 June 1989: near Portland, Ore. - Albert David underway on the Columbia River. (Both photos by Rick Garcia, from the collection of  Chris Howell) Chris Howell
    Southland Ship Stores Ltd
    Port of Bluff, New Zealand
    Albert David 527k

    Albert David Memorabilia
    Ship's Plaque
    (post 1975, as FF)
    Albert David
    Courtesy of
    Tommy Trampp
    Welcome Aboard
    Pamphlet Cover 1975
    Albert David
    Courtesy of
    Robert M. Cieri
    Welcome Aboard
    Pamphlet Cover 1985
    Albert David
    Courtesy of
    Robert M. Cieri

    View the USS Albert David (DE 1050) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Albert David's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)   19 Oct. 1968 - 26 Jan. 1970Cmdr. Roy S. Reynolds
    2.)   26 Jan. 1970 - 28 Jul. 1971Cmdr. Joseph John Zable
    3.)   28 Jul. 1971 - 05 Dec. 1972Cmdr. Clair Edward Leedom, Jr.
    4.)   05 Dec. 1972 - 29 Jun. 1974Cmdr. William John Gost
    5.)   29 Jun. 1974 - 24 Mar. 1976Cmdr. Peter Fraser Hedley
    6.)   24 Mar. 1976 - 03 Jul. 1978Cmdr. Kelsey S. Stewart
    7.)   03 Jul. 1978 - 04 Jan. 1980Cmdr. Charles Leonard Bonham
    8.)   04 Jan. 1980 - 07 Aug. 1982Cmdr. Thomas Lee Ferrier
    9.)   07 Aug. 1982 - 31 Aug. 1984Cmdr. George Adam Klein III
    10.) 31 Aug. 1984 - 01 Mar. 1986Cmdr. Adrian Warren Johnson, Jr.
    11.) 01 Mar. 1986 - 20 May 1988Cmdr. Martin Kevin Collins
    12.) 20 May 1988 - 08 Sep. 1989 Cmdr. Donato A. Liuzzi
    13.) 08 Sep. 1989 - 18 Sep. 1989 Cmdr. Richard T. Holdcroft

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    2nd Albert David Reunion
    1 - 4 August 2013 in Chicago, Ill.
    Reunion Contact: Jim Langston
    E-mail: diamondjim2244 at gmail.com

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    Additional Resources

    USS Albert David Web Site
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Albert David
    USS Albert David Page on Destroyers Online
    USS Albert David Page on Military.Com
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