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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
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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View the USS Frederick C. Davis (DE 136) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
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
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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.
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
The Destroyer History Foundation
Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Frederick C. Davis
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