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|142k||2 April 1944: off Bayonne, N.J. - Howard D. Crow (DE 252) at anchor, following her availability at Bayonne. Note effectiveness of the two-tone Measure 22 (5-N Navy Blue and 5-H Haze Gray) camouflage, her designating number (252) in 24"-high white numbers, and her armament; open-mount 3"/50s (two forward, one aft), her 40 millimeter mount, aft, and the 20 millimeter Oerlikons. Her ASW armament consists of the hedgehog forward, just aft of Mt. 31, two depth charge tracks on the fantail, and depth charge projectors ("K-guns") along the main deck, aft, four on the starboard side, four on the port. Also note the single 26-foot motor whaleboat and davits, and life rafts and floater nets. (National Archives Photograph 19-N-76715, Bureau of Ships (19-LCM) Collection, Box 425, Still Pictures Branch, College Park, Md.)||Bill Gonyo|
|142k||20 February 1945 (no photo number; photo by "Mac Quavice" on DE 253.)(From USCG Historian's Office)|
|70k||20 February 1945 (photo from the US Coast Guard Historian's Office)|
|106k||circa late 1945: Gunnery drill aboard Howard D. Crow employing 3"/50, 40 mm and 20 mm batteries. (Photo courtesy of Capt. Harold D. Muth, USCG (Ret.), Photo and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)||Robert Hurst|
|146k||undated post-war shot of Howard D. Crow, apparently with the CO's autograph||Tommy Trampp|
|62k||February 1957: Howard D. Crow, painted Measure US-27 (5-H Haze Gray), underway at sea, February 1957, her hull number in white with black shadowing. Her gun armament at this time consists of 3"/50s and 40 mm, no wartime 20 mm mounts remain. Gone also are the triple torpedo tube mount and depth charge projectors along her main deck, aft. Her ASW armament consists at this time of the hedgehog forward and two depth charge tracks on the fantail. Also note difference in antennae carried on her mast from the 2 April 1944 view. (National Archives Photograph 80-G-1010089, Record Group 80, Box 2742, Still Pictures Branch, College Park, Md.)||Jon Cole|
|35k||An undated postcard view of Howard D. Crow passing the Galveston piers.
(Postcard #GN17 © H.S. Crocker Co., Oklahoma City, Ok.; shown at 150% of original size)
Caption reads: U.S.S. Howard D. Crow - The Crow was assigned to Galveston, Tex. in 1958. Her present primary mission is training Naval Reservists. In wartime, the Crow‘s specialty is Anti-Submarine Warfare.
|78k||March 1962: Key West, Fla. - Taken at Key West Naval Annex (Photo © Fred Weiss)||Fred Weiss|
|H.D. Crow Memorabilia
|Howard D. Crow's Commanding Officers (partial)
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 27 Sep 1943 - 04 Feb. 1944||Lcdr. Donald T. Adams, USCG|
|2.) 04 Feb. 1944 - 01 Feb. 1945||Lcdr. Richard E. Baccchus, Jr., USCG|
|3.) 01 Feb. 1945 - 02 Oct. 1945||Lt. John M. Nixon, USCG|
|4.) 02 Oct. 1945 - 27 Mar. 1946||Lt. Frederick T. Carney, USCG|
|5.) 27 Mar. 1946 - 22 May 1946||Lcdr. B.H. Kelmer, USCG|
|6.) 06 Jul. 1951 - Sep. 1953||Lcdr. Lewis Edwin Davis, Jr.|
|7.) Sep. 1953 -||Lcdr. Samuel Lloyd Collins|
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