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USS Newman (DE 205 / APD 59)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - X - T - Y
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 5 stars - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Third Row: WWII Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ Asia Clasp - Philippine Liberation Medal w/ 2 stars
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
Newman (DE 205) Building and Operational Data:
08 June 1943: Keel laid by the Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
09 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. J. B. Newman, mother of L. G. Newman AD3
26 November 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr W. C. Meyer, USNR, in command
05 July 1944: Reclassified APD 59, converted at Frontier Base, Staten Island, N.Y.
18 February 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2 years and 2¾ months of service
01 September 1964: Struck from the NVR
15 August 1966: Sold for scrapping to the Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, Md.
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||undated wartime image
||Harold S. Deal|
Phm 1/c, USS Liddle
from his grandson, Jeff Deal
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|View the USS Newman (DE 205 / APD 59) DANFS history entry located
on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
|Newman's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 26 Nov. 1943 - 01 Jul. 1944||Lcdr. William Carl Meyer, USNR (comm.)
|2.) 01 Jul. 1944 - 17 Dec. 1945||Lcdr. Robert Irwin Thieme, USNR
|3.) 17 Dec. 1945 - 02 Jan. 1946||Lt. Walter C. Meredith, Jr., USNR
|4.) 02 Apr. 1946 - 01 Jun. 1946||Lt.(jg) P. A. Lirio. USNR
|5.) 01 Jun. 1946 - 01 Jul. 1946||Ens. W. S. Johnson, USNR (XO)
|6.) 01 Jul. 1946 - 01 Apr. 1947||Lcdr. Paul Jerry Brownlow, USNR
|7.) 01 Apr. 1947 - 05 May 1947||Ens. Erenest Ambroise Bouveron (decomm.)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
2009 Reunion for the Battle of Ormoc Bay Association
10 - 14 September 2009
Crown Plaza Hotel at Alexandria, Va.
Contact: Irwin J. Kappes
Address: 522 North Shore
City/State: Tinton Falls NJ 07753
Phone: (732) 922-6438
E-mail: Irwin Kappes
Contact: William M. Dallam (Sec'y/Treas., Ormoc Bay Assoc.)
Address: 117 Tuscarora St.
City/State: Harrisburg PA 17104
E-mail: William Dallam
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