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USS Acree (DE 167)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - F - D - Q
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 5 stars - World War II Victory Medal

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
Acree (DE 167) Building and Operational Data:
  • 30 November 1942: Keel laid by the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Port Newark, N.J.
  • 09 May 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. John W. Acree, the widow of Lt. (jg.) Acree
  • 19 July 1943: Commissioned at the New York Navy Yard, Lcdr William H. Siegmund in command
  • 01 April 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2 years and 8⅓ months of service
  • 01 July 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 19 July 1973: Sold for scrapping to the Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, Md.
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    203k circa 1943: A family photo of Acree's first commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander William H. Siegmund, with his wife Elizabeth Hunt, daughter Betsy, and son William Hunt. It was taken just prior to his departure to take Acree and her crew to war.

    (Deborah is Commander Siegmund's grand-daughter and wrote, "I love this picture because it reminds me of the fact that seaman's and officer's families also served our country by being strong, and supporting their husbands and fathers when they went off to war." A sentiment shared by many who left to fight.
    Deborah Siegmund-Palmer
    72k August 1943: Port quarter overhead photo of USS Acree (DE 167). The ship was involved in shakedown and training off Bermuda until September, when she sailed for the Pacific War Zone.

    (Photo from the U.S. Naval Recognition Manual, 1943-45 Ed.)
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.
    54k Acree underway, taken between 1943 and 1945. RD2 Bush was one of the crewmen on the bridge. Floyd E. Bush Jr.
    In memory of his father,
    Floyd E. Bush Sr.
    Radarman 2/c, USN

    Acree History
    View the USS Acree (DE 167) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Acree's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 19 Jul. 1943 - 14 Feb. 1944Lcdr. William H. Siegmund, USNR (comm.)  
    2.) 14 Feb. 1944 - 01 Jan. 1945Lcdr. Clement O. Davidson, USNR 
    3.) 01 Jan. 1945 - 12 Jul. 1945Lcdr. Clarence E. Wolfe, Jr,. USNR
    4.) 12 Jul. 1945 - 17 Jul. 1945Lt. George W. Egan, USNR 
    5.) 17 Jul. 1945 - 31 Oct. 1945Lcdr. Henry N. Whitney, USNR (decomm.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources

    Tin Can Sailors
    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Acree
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