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USS Marchand (DE 249)

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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
Marchand (DE 249) Building and Operational Data:
  • 30 December 1942: Keel laid at the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
  • 30 March 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Charles D. Marchand, mother of Fireman First Class Marchand
  • 08 September 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr. Gilbert I. Lynch, USCG, in command
  • 15 April 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 3 years and 7 months of service
  • 02 January 1971: Struck from the NVR
  • 30 January 1974: Sold for scrapping
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    Marchand 50k undated wartime image Robert Allwein
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    Auction Offering
    Booklet 02 March 1973
    Courtesy of
    Tim Rizzuto and
    Ed Zajkowski

    Marchand History
    View the USS Marchand (DE 249) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Marchand's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 08 Sep. 1943 - 18 Sep. 1944Lcdr. / Cmdr. Gilbert Irving Lynch, USCG (USCGA '32)
    2.) 18 Sep. 1944 - 18 Sep. 1945Lcdr. Maynard Fling Young, USCG (USCGA '37) (Glenville, W.V.)
    3.) 18 Sep. 1945 - 29 Sep. 1945Lt. Frederick T. Carney, USCGR (Memphis, Tenn.)
    4.) 29 Sep. 1945 - 25 Sep. 1946Lt. Hugh Ferrell Lusk, USCG (Danielson, Conn.)
    5.) 25 Sep. 1946 - 15 Apr. 1947Lcdr. William Lee Vaughen, USN (Monesson, Pa.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: Robert C. Allwein (DE 249 Events Coordinator)
    Address: 200 St. Luke Dr. (#424)
    City/State: Lititz PA 17543
    Phone: (717) 627-3413
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    Additional Resources

    Tin Can Sailors
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    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Marchand
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