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USS Lloyd (DE 209 / APD 63)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - F - J - I
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/ 5 stars - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal
Third Row: Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ Asia Clasp - National Defense Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal w/ 2 stars

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
Lloyd (DE 209) Building and Operational Data:
  • 26 July 1943: Keel laid by the Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • 23 November 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Ella Lee Lloyd, mother of Ensign Lloyd
  • 11 February 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr Peter N. Gammelgard in command
  • 05 July 1944: Reclassified APD 63, converted at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • 01 July 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2 years and 4⅔ months of service
  • 03 January 1951: Recommissioned, Lcdr A. A. Sullivan in command, assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Force at Little Creek, Va.
  • 18 February 1958: Decommissioned at Charleston, S.C. after 7 years and 1½ months of service
  • 01 June 1966: Struck from the NVR with 9 years and 6 months of total service
  • 05 March 1968: Sold for scrapping to the Southern Scrap Material Co., New Orleans, La. ($30,000)
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    Nick Tiberio
    Shelton, Conn.

    Lloyd History
    View the USS Lloyd (DE 209 / APD 63) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Lloyd's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 11 Feb. 1944 - Feb. 1945Lcdr. Peter Norris Gammelgard, USNR (comm.) 
    2.) .. Mar. 1945 - 30 Nov. 1945Lcdr. William Robert Taylor, USNR  
          Decommissioned 01 Jul. 1946 - 03 Jan. 1951
    3.) 03 Jan. 1951 - .. .... ....Lcdr. Arthur Dennis Sullivan 
    4.) ~1951 - .. .... ....Lcdr. William L. Vaughen 
    5.) .. .... .... -18 Feb. 1958Lcdr. Bernard Franklin Gallagher (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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