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USS Carroll (DE 171)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - 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
Carroll (DE 171) Building and Operational Data:
  • 30 January 1943: Keel laid at the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Port Newark, N.J.
  • 21 June 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. H. F. Carroll, Sr.. mother of Lt. Carroll; towed to Norfolk, Va.
  • 24 October 1943: Commissioned at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Lcdr F.W. Kuhn, in command
  • 19 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2 years and 8 months of service
  • 01 August 1965: Struck from the NVR
  • 29 December 1966: Sold for scrapping
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    85k Born in Baltimore, Md. on 16 September 1911, Herbert Fuller Carroll, Jr., graduated from the Naval Academy on 01 June 1934 with the rank of ensign. After almost continuous sea service, he reported to USS Astoria (CA 34). Lieutenant Carroll died in action 09 August 1942 during the Battle of Savo Island, in which Astoria was lost. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

    USS Carroll (DE 171) (1943-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.

    (Photo from the U.S. Naval Academy Yearbook; The Lucky Bag, Class of 1934. )
    Bill Gonyo
    Downey, Cal.

    Assoc. Researcher
    68k 21 June 1943: Newark, N.J. - Carroll is launched. Tommy Trampp
    Benton City, Wash.
    93k undated image, circa 1944 James T. Flynn, Jr.
    HMC, USNR (ret.)
    Philadelphia, Pa.

    Courtesy of
    Tom Kermen

    Carroll History
    View the USS Carroll (DE 171) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Carroll as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Carroll's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 24 Oct 1943 - 04 Sep 1944Lcdr. Frederick Wilhelm Kuhn (Comm. CO)
    2.) 04 Sep 1944 - 03 Dec. 1945Cmdr. Wat Tyler Cluverius III, USNR (Navy Jr. / Washington, D.C.)
    3.) 03 Dec. 1945 - 01 Jan 1946Lt.(jg) John D. Naber, USNR
    4.) 01 Jan 1946 - 01 Apr 1946Lt. Richard Galt Zimmermann
    5.) 01 Apr 1946 - 01 Jun 1946Lt.(jg) Thomas M. Rockett, USNR (Decomm. CO) (Conover, N.C.)

    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 Carroll
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