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USS Stanton (DE 247)


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/3 stars - WWII Victory Medal


Specifications:
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
Stanton (DE 247) Building and Operational Data:
  • 7 December 1942: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
  • 21 February 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. William S. Burrell
  • 7 August 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr C.S. Barker in command
  • 2 June 1947: Decommissioned
  • 1 December 1970: Stricken from the NVR
  • Sources differ on final fate.
    1. Sunk as target off Puerto Rico 16 October 1972 (There is more documention supporting this fate)
    2. Sold and broken up for scrap in 1972.

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    Stanton 31k Oscar F. Stanton (1834-1924) entered the Navy in 1849. A short time later he was aboard Susquehanna, taking part in Commodore Perry's Japan Expedition. During 1858-1859 he was on the Frigate Constellation. Serving with the Pacific Squadron at the outbreak of the Civil War, Stanton was promoted to Lt. Commander. In command of Pinola he participated in the battle of Mobile Bay with Admiral Farragut. Stanton was promoted to Commander in 1867. He became a Captain in 1879 and for two years commanded the Frigate Constitution. In 1884 he commanded Tennessee, and a year later was placed in charge of the Naval Station at New London, where he remained for three years and acquired his love for the town that was to become his home. By 1893 he was a Rear Admiral in command of the South Atlantic Squadron, and in 1894 his flagship, USS Kearsarge, was wrecked in the Gulf of Mexico. He retired later that year, but was again placed in command of the New London Naval Station during the Spanish American War. This was his last active service.

    USS Stanton (DE 247) (1943 - 1947) was the first ship named in his honor.
    Bill Gonyo
    Stanton 81k undated wartime image (USNI photo) Dan Johnson
    Stanton 76k 1944 (USNI photo) William Bradshaw
    Stanton 20k 16 October 1944: New York Harbor (National Archives Photo #1311481) Nick Tiberio
    Stanton 27k 16 October 1944: New York Harbor (National Archives Photo #1311480)
    Stanton 141k September 1945 David Buell

    View the USS Stanton (DE 247) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
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