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USS Manning (DE 199)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 stars - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon

Class: Buckley
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 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 / 198
Manning (DE 199) Building and Operational Data:
  • 15 February 1943: Keel laid by the Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • 01 June 1943: Launched
  • 01 October 1943: Christened by sponsor by Mrs. J. H. Hughes; Commissioned, Lt. John I. Mingay in command
  • 15 January 1947: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 3 years and 3½ months of service, having steamed 101,000 miles and destroying one Japanese bomber
  • 20 February 1947: Inactivation completed at San Diego, Cal., assigned to Submarine Group Two, San Diego Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • 31 July 1968: Struck from the NVR while mothballed at Bremerton, Wash.
  • 27 October 1969: Sold for scrapping to the National Metal & Steel Co., Terminal Island, San Pedro, Cal.
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    231k 01 October 1943: The christening of USS Manning (DE 199). The sponsor was Mrs. J. H. Hughes, the widow of a WWI Marine and the mother of five service men. According to the information on the back of the photo, the christening was part of Manning's commissioning ceremony on the first of October. S. Dale Hargrave
    Newport News, Va.
    128k 19 February 1944: Nouméa, New Caledonia - From 10 to 17 February 1944 Manning was anchored in Great Road Harbor undergoing voyage repairs. She was repainted and camouflaged in Measure 32 Design 13-D. She got underway on the 18th, and proceeded to the outer harbor where she swung the ship to recalibrate her magnetic compasses. She returned to her anchorage in the harbor where this photo was taken on the 19 of February. She got underway on the 20th of February in company with USS Lovelace (DE 198) to proceed to Espiritu Santo via the Havannah passage.

    (U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships photo #80-G-274926, courtesy of the late C. Lee Johnson ( from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.)
    Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    19k undated wartime image Jerry Church

    Manning History
    View the USS Manning (DE 199) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Manning as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Manning's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 01 Oct. 1943 - 20 Feb. 1945Lcdr. John Irving Mingay, USNR (Comm. CO) (Minneapolis, Minn.)
    2.) 20 Feb. 1945 - 03 Nov. 1945Lcdr. Albert William Carlson Jr., USNR (Fresno, Cal.)
    3.) 03 Nov. 1945 - 25 Jan. 1946Lcdr. Edward G. Fitzpatrick, USNR (Braintree, Mass.)
    4.) 25 Jan. 1946 - 04 Apr. 1946Lt. Charles Henderson Jr., USNR
    5.) 01 Jun. 1946 - 01 Sep. 1946Lcdr. Richard E. Farwell, USNR
    6.) 01 Sep. 1946 - 15 Jan. 1947Lt. Victor Shouldice (Decomm. CO)

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