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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


Specifications:
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, Cdr 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 CT Bracui (D-23).
  • 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
  • July 1972: Sold, scrapped
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    McAnn 154k undated wartime image John Klar
    McAnn 52k circa 1952: location unknown Robert Hurst
    McAnn 102k date / location unknown: as the Brazilian CT Braciu (BE-3) Luiz Brazil Cotta, FT3 (Ret. Brazilian Navy)

    McAnn Memorabilia
    Launch Button
    McAnn
    Courtesy of Tom Kermen

    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. 1944Cdr. Charles Frederick Hooper, USNR (comm.)
    2.) 25 Jun. 1944 - 15 Aug. 1944Lt. Herbert L. Minshall, Jr., USNR (decomm.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    None
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