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USS Clarence L. Evans (DE 113)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - G - A - W
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Specifications:
Class: Cannon
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 201
Clarence L. Evans (DE 113) Building and Operational Data:
  • 23 December 1943: Keel laid by the Dravo Corp., Wilmington, Del.
  • 22 March 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. E. E. Evans
  • 25 June 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr W. C. Hughes, USNR, in command; and reported to the Atlantic Fleet
  • 29 May 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2.9 years of service
  • 29 March 1952: Loaned to France, renamed Berbere, (struck in 1960, scrapped)
  • 18 April 1952: Struck from the NVR
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    Clarence L. Evans 404k 7 July 1944: Philadelphia, Pa. - Three views of Clarence L. Evans taken near the Philadelphia Navy Yard shortly after commissioning.

    (U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-113-19-N-69250

    (U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-113-19-N-69251

    (U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-113-19-N-69253

    All are from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of  
    Chris Wright)
    Ed Zajkowski
    Clarence L. Evans 517k
    Clarence L. Evans 567k
    Clarence L. Evans 34k Clarence L. Evans being scrapped at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Jeff Evans

    View the USS Clarence L. Edwards (DE 113) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Clarence L. Evans' Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 25 Jun. 1944 - 02 Apr. 1945Lcdr. William Christopher Hughes, Jr., USNR (comm.)
    2.) 01 May 1945 - 01 Dec. 1945Lcdr. Colman Hurdleston Smith, USNR
    3.) 01 Dec. 1945 - 01 Mar. 1946Lt. Stephen G. Burgess, Jr., USNR
    4.) 02 Apr. 1946 - 01 Jul. 1946Lcdr. Claude S. Farmer, USNR

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Last Reunion
    March 2004, Charleston SC

    Contact Name: John D. Elliott
    Address: 120 N. Tuxedo Drive / S. Bend IN 46615-2530
    Phone: (574) 233-4379

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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Clarence L. Evans
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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