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Torpedoed in the Western Atlantic - 115 of her crew
were lost with the ship and remain on eternal duty

USS Frederick C. Davis (DE 136)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign:
N - X - S - M
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 4 stars - WWII Victory Medal


Specifications:
Class: Edsall
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 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: 8 / 201
Frederick C. Davis (DE 136) Building and Operational Data:
  • 9 November 1942: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Co., Orange, Tex.
  • 24 January 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Dorothy H. Robins
  • 14 July 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr O. W. Goepner, USNR, in command
  • 24 April 1945: Sunk, torpedoed while attacking by U-546 in the Western Atlantic. 115 men were lost when the ship broke in two.
  • 2 June 1945: Struck from the Navy List

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    Frederick C. Davis 142k Artist's conception of Frederick C. Davis by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL the destroyer escorts ARE available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource. Navy Yard Associates
    F.C. Davis 54k undated wartime image -

    View the USS Frederick C. Davis (DE 136) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Frederick C. Davis' Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 14 Jul. 1943 - 11 Dec. 1943Lcdr. Oscar William Goepner, USNR (comm.)
    2.) 11 Dec. 1943 - 30 Sep. 1944Lcdr. Reginals Chancey Robbins, Jr., USNR
    3.) 1945 - 24 Apr. 1945Lt. James R. Crosby, Jr., USNR

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Last Reunion Info We Have: May 2001, Albany NY

    Contact Name: Bill Riemer
    Address: 2104 S. Hawthorne Park Drive / Janesville WI 53545-2039
    Phone: (608) 754-7493
    E-mail: Bill Riemer

    Note About Contacts

    Contact information is compiled from various sources over a period of time and may, or may not, be correct. Every effort has been
    made to list the newest contact. However, our entry is only as good as the latest information that's been sent to us. We list only
    a contact for the ship if one has been sent to us. We do NOT have crew lists or rosters available. Please see the Frequently Asked
    Questions section on Navsource's Main Page for that information.


    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Frederick C. Davis

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