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USS McAnn (DE 179)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Q - C - Q
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
McAnn (DE 179) Building and Operational Data:
  • 17 May 1943: Keel laid at the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Port Newark, N.J.
  • 05 September 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Ethel Marie McAnn
  • 11 October 1943: Commissioned at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Cmdr. Charles F. Hooper in command
  • 15 August 1944: Decommissioned at Natal, Brazil after 10 months of service
  • 16 August 1944: Loaned (under Lend-Lease) to the Brazilian Navy as Bauru (Be-4).
  • 30 June 1953: Returned to U.S. control and simultaneously transferred outright to Brazil under terms of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program
  • 20 July 1953: Struck from the NVR
  • 17 September 1981: Decommissioned from the Brazilian Navy
  • Preserved as a memorial by the Brazilian Navy at the "Centro Cultural da Marinha" in Rio de Janeiro
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    By And/Or Copyright
    154k undated wartime image John Klar
    Somerville, N.J.
    24k undated: ex-USS McAnn in service with the Brazilian Navy as CT Bauru (Be4). Luiz Brazil Cotta
    FT3 (Ret. Brazilian Navy)
    176k undated: ex-USS McAnn in service with the Brazilian Navy as CTE ("Contratorpedeiro de Escolta" / Destroyer Escort) Bauru (U-28).

    (Per Enzo Vernille: In the 60s, some DEs were converted into "ocean going" Avisos, something similar to Offshore Patrol Ship, so their hull number changed to: U+a number)
    59k as preserved today in Rio de Janeiro, a museum ship Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom

    Courtesy of
    Tom Kermen

    McAnn History
    View the USS McAnn (DE 179) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    McAnn's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 11 Oct. 1943 - 25 Jun. 1944Cmdr. Charles Frederick Hooper, USNR (Comm. CO)
    2.) 25 Jun. 1944 - 15 Aug. 1944Lt. Herbert Lucien Minshall Jr., USNR (Decomm. CO) (OCS '40) (San Diego, Cal.)

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