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USS Snowden (DE 246)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - W - T - J
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Terryville"
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon - Navy Expeditionary Medal - American Campaign Medal w/ 1 star
Second Row: European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
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
Snowden (DE 246) Building and Operational Data:
7 December 1942: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Houston, Tex.
19 February 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Halford R. Greenlee
23 August 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr A. Jackson, Jr., USNR, in command
March 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
6 June 1951: Recommissioned, assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Destroyer Force homeported at Newport, R.I.
February 1960: Assigned to NRT, 4th Naval District at Philadelphia, Pa.
August 1960: Decommissioned, placed "in service" as a Group II unit of the Select Reserve ASW Force
2 October 1961: Recommissioned for the Berlin Crisis, assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Destroyer Force homeported at Key West, Fla.
1 August 1962: Decommissioned and placed back "In service" at Philadelphia, Pa.
23 September 1968: Placed "Out of Service" at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Stricken from the NVR
27 June 1969: Sunk as target off Newport, R.I.
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||circa 1956: location unknown (Skyfoto from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1964-65 Edition)
||circa 1959: USS Snowden (DE 246), her are crew at quarters, ready for leaving port. Snowden's pole mast has been modified to carry her post-war electronic antennas. (U.S. Navy Photo, Photo and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)
View the USS Snowden (DE 246) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: James E. McKelva ('61 - '62)
E-mail: James McKelva
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Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Snowden
The Destroyer History Foundation
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