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USS Moore (DE 240)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - W - V - M
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Class: Edsall
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 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: 8 / 201
Moore (DE 240) Building and Operational Data:
  • 20 July 1942: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
  • 20 December 1942: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Fred Moore, mother of Seaman Fred K. Moore
  • 01 July 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr H. P. Michiels in command
  • 30 June 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 4.0 years of service
  • 01 August 1973: Struck from the NVR
  • 13 June 1975: Sunk as target off Virginia
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    Moore 473k 05 January 1944: Brooklyn, N.Y. - Shot at the New York Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photo #F644C5430) Ed Zajkowski
    Moore 263k 05 January 1944: Brooklyn, N.Y. - Shot at the New York Navy Yard. The arrow indicates the newly installed SL radar servicing platform and modifications to the bridge. (U.S. Navy photo #F644C5432)
    Moore 174k 09 April 1945: at sea - USS Moore (DE 240) coming alongside USS Core (CVE 13) in the Atlantic Ocean. She is painted in an unidentified design of Camouflage Measure 31 or 32.
    (U.S. Navy photo #NH 45727 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
    Mike Green
    Moore 155k 14 May 1944: off New York - A bow and stern views of Moore Ed Zajkowski
    Moore 115k
    Moore 339k 14 May 1944: off New York - A port side view of Moore taken off the New York Navy Yard.
    Moore 61k 14 May 1944: off New York -

    Moore History
    View the USS Moore (DE 240) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Moore's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 01 Jul. 1943 - .. Dec. 1943Lcdr. Henry Peter Michiels (Chicago, Ill.)
    2.) .. Dec. 1943 - .. .... ....Lcdr. Roy Herbert Jones (Kansas City, Mo.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources

    Tin Can Sailors
    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation

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