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|49k||Charles Wellman Parks, born 22 March 1863 at Woburn, Mass., was commissioned Civil Engineer 19 July 1897. He was appointed Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks with the rank of Rear Admiral 11 January 1918. He was transferred to the retired list 1 December 1921. He received the Distinguished Service Medal "for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks." He died 25 June 1930 at Washington, D.C.|
USS Parks (DE 165) (1943-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
|125k||18 April 1943: Port Newark, N.J. - Left: Miss Patricia Yoder, grand-niece of the ship's namesake and sponsor for USS Parks (DE 165); Right: Miss Helen Osterhaus, sponsor of USS Osterhaus (DE 164).|
|80k||undated wartime image (You have to look hard, but that's Jane's brother, Lcdr E. Reber Casstevens standing on the port bridge extension.)||Jane Casstevens Ferguson|
S. Dale Hargrave
S. Dale Hargrave
|Parks' Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 23 Jun 1943 - 16 Jan 1944||Lcdr. Milford McQuilkin, USNR (comm)|
|2.) 16 Jan 1944 - 26 Apr 1945||Lt. Emery R. Casstevens, USNR|
|3.) 26 Apr 1945 - 01 Feb 1946||Lcdr. Paul Christian Huelsenbeck, USNR|
|4.) 01 Mar 1946 - 20 Jul 1946||Lt. Richard J. Camp, USNR (decomm)|
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