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USS Reybold (DE 177)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - WWII 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
Reybold (DE 177) Building and Operational Data:
  • 03 May 1943: Keel laid at the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Port Newark, N.J.
  • 22 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. John K. Reybold, widow of Lt. Comdr. John K. Reybold
  • 29 September 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr A. B. Bradley, Jr., in command
  • 15 August 1944: Decommissioned at Natal, Brazil after 10.5 months of service; transferred to Brazil, renamed CT Bauru (D-18)
  • 20 July 1953: Struck from the NVR
  • Preserved by the Brazilian Navy at the "Centro Cultural da Marinha" in Rio de Janeiro
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    Reybold 65k John Keane Reybold was born at Delaware City, Del. on 11 January 1903, was appointed midshipman 13 July 1922 and commissioned ensign on 3 June 1926. Having served in various ships including Idaho, Utah, Simpson (on the Asiatic Station), and Omaha, he assumed command of Cowell, on 17 June 1940. Detached on 23 September, he briefly commanded Claxton and on 31 October assumed command of Dickerson (DD 157). Commissioned lieutenant commander on 1 January 1941, he commanded Dickerson on Neutrality Patrol and, after December 1941, on coastal patrol and Icelandic convoy escort duty until 19 March 1942. On that date, Dickerson, enroute to Norfolk, was fired on by a nervous merchantman, SS Liberator. Liberator's shells hit the destroyer's charthouse, killing Lt. Comdr. Reybold and three others.

    USS Reybold (DE 177) (1943-1944) was the first ship to be named in his honor.

    (Photo from the U.S. Naval Academy Yearbook; The Lucky Bag, Class of 1926.)
    Bill Gonyo
    Reybold 182k undated wartime image John Klar
    Reybold 24k undated: in service with the Brazilian Navy as CT Bauru (Be4) Luiz Brazil Cotta,
    FT3 (Ret. Brazilian Navy)
    Reybold 79k
    Reybold 176k undated: in service with the Brazilian Navy as CTBauru (U28)
    Reybold 94k
    Reybold 59k as preserved today in Rio de Janeiro, a museum ship Robert Hurst

    View the USS Reybold (DE 177) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Reybold's Only Commanding Officer
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 29 Sep. 1943 - 15 Aug. 1944Lcdr. Addison B. Bradley, Jr., USNR (comm. / decomm.)

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