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USS Fowler (DE 222)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Y - B - S
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - World War II Victory Medal

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
Fowler (DE 222) Building and Operational Data:
  • 05 April 1943: Keel laid by the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • 03 July 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Robert L. Fowler, III, widow of Lieutenant (junior grade) Fowler
  • 15 March 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr G. S. Forde, USNR, in command
  • 27 October 1945: Celebrated Navy Day at Wilmington, De. in company with Kimberly (DD 521), Sennet (SS 408), and Prowess (AM 280)
  • 28 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove springs, Fla. after 2.25 years of service
  • 01 July 1965: Struck from the NVR
  • 29 December 1966: Sold for scrapping to the Peck Ironworks, Portsmouth, Va.
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    Fowler 33k underway, undated Lt(jg) R. Bucher, 44-45

    Christmas Card sent to the USS Fowler
    Courtesy of
    Russ Padden

    View the USS Fowler (DE222) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Fowler's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, & Russ Moody
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 15 Mar. 1944 - 26 Jan. 1945Lcdr. George Stephen James Forde, USNR (comm.)
    2.) 26 Jan. 1945 - 03 Jan. 1946Lcdr. Stuyvesant F. Morris, USNR
    3.) 01 Apr. 1946 - 28 Jun. 1946Lt. Ralph B. Scamell, USNR (decomm.)

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