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|55k||Daniel Todd Patterson was born on Long Island, New York, on 6 March 1786. He entered the U.S. Navy as an acting Midshipman in 1799, and had Quasi-War with France service in the frigate Delaware. During the war with Tripoli he served in the frigates Constitution and Philadelphia, becoming a prisoner of war when the latter was captured on 31 October 1803. Released in 1805, Midshipman Patterson was assigned to duty at New Orleans, Louisiana. He served there for nearly two decades, attaining the ranks of Lieutenant in 1807 and Master Commandant in 1812. Later in 1812 Patterson took command of the New Orleans station. In 1814 he led an amphibious attack on a pirate town in Barataria Bay and in December directed Naval forces in actions that significantly delayed the British approach to New Orleans. The following month, Master Commandant Patterson distinguished himself in action with the British during the Battle of New Orleans.
Promoted to Captain in February 1815, Patterson's service at New Orleans continued until 1824, when he took command of the frigate Constitution. He was appointed a Navy Commissioner in 1828. In 1832-1836 he commanded the Mediterranean Squadron, with the title of Commodore. Subsequently, Patterson was Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard, holding that post until he died on 25 August 1839.
USS Patterson (DE 1061) was the third ship named in his honor. She was preceded by DD 36 (1911-1919), and DD 392 (1937-1945).
(U.S. Navy photo #NH 43178 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|83k||27 August 1970: Narragansett Bay, R.I. - USS Patterson (DE 1061) underway. (U.S. Navy Photo #NH 99645 by PHCS W.H. Long from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center)||Tony Cowart / Fred Weiss|
|111k||27 August 1970: Narragansett Bay, R.I. - Patterson underway. (U.S. Navy Photo #NH 99646 by PHCS W.H. Long from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center)||Tony Cowart|
|112k||circa the early 1970's: At sea - Patterson underway. (U.S. Navy Photo #NH 99647 from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command)|
|68k||circa June-July 1971: Patterson visiting a German port. (U.S. Navy Photo #NH 78756 courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command)|
|142k||1984: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - Starboard bow view of Patterson moored at the shipyard while serving as a unit of the Naval Reserve Force. (Official U.S. Navy Photograph #NH99648 by Francis M. Cox, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center) (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-09742 by Francis M. Cox from the Defense Visual Information Center||Tony Cowart / Fred Weiss|
|123k||January 1984 (exact date unknown): Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - A crewman opens a can while painting Patterson. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-09741 by Francis M. Cox from the DVIC)||Navsource|
|93k||January 1984 (exact date unknown): Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - Crewmen apply paint to the mack (combination mast and stack). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-09745 by Francis M. Cox from the DVIC)|
|162k||14 September 1990: At sea - A port view of Patterson underway. (The date on this, and the next photo, has to be incorrect. Patterson went through the Knox Class FF hull upgrade program prior to 1987, per ex-crewmember Brian Wells) (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-11618 by PHCS Long from the DVIC)|
|152k||14 September 1990: At sea - A port bow view of Patterson underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-11617 by PHCS Long from the DVIC)|
|139k||June 1989: the Atlantic Ocean - Mount 51 being fired||John Hummel|
|68k||date / location unknown||-|
|192k||October 1993: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - USS Valdez (FF 1096) and Patterson at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility. Photo taken from the deck of Salem (CA 139). (Photo by Ed Zajkowski)||Ed Zajkowski|
|Patterson's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 14 Mar 1970 - 29 Oct 1971||Cmdr. John Warren Walden|
|2.) 29 Oct 1971 - 29 Aug 1973||Cmdr. John A. Byrne, Jr.|
|3.) 29 Aug 1973 - 04 Jan 1974||Cmdr. Paul Robert Fournier|
|4.) 04 Jan 1974 - 14 Jan 1976||Cmdr. Thomas H. Luter|
|5.) 14 Jan 1976 - 28 Nov 1977||Cmdr. David Ronald Cox|
|6.) 28 Nov 1977 - 24 Jan 1980||Cmdr. James Gordon Weber|
|7.) 24 Jan 1980 - 23 Jul 1981||Capt. Robert W. Sherer|
|8.) 23 Jul 1981 - 09 Jul 1983||Cmdr. John J. Chernesky, Jr.|
|9.) 09 Jul 1983 - 19 Oct 1985||Cmdr. John Richard Heufelder|
|10.) 19 Oct 1985 - 15 Jan 1988||Cmdr. Francis Douglas Meyer|
|11.) 15 Jan 1988 - 15 Aug 1990||Cmdr. James J. Quinn|
|12.) 15 Aug 1990 - 30 Sep 1991||Cmdr. Blake Victor Blakey, Jr.|
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