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USS Seid (DE 256)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal European - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars - World War II Victory Medal

Class: Evarts
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,140 tons (light), 1,430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 - 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 - 1.1"/75 cal. Mk2 quad AA (4x1), 9 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 183
Seid (DE 256) Building and Operational Data:
  • 10 January 1943: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 22 February 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. George Seid, mother of Ensign Seid
  • 11 June 1943: Commissioned, Cdr Charles A. Thorwall, USNR, in command
  • 7 December 1945: Decommissioned at San Pedro, Cal.
  • 8 January 1946: Struck from the NVR
  • 17 April 1947: Sold for scrapping to the Pacific Bridge Co., San Francisco, Cal.
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    Seid 43.1k undated - taken at Guam Sheldon E. Elliott, S1c

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    © Sheldon E. Elliott
    Seid 43.1k undated - taken at Guam - looking at her bridge "Score Card"
    Seid 43.5k undated - taken at Guam - Seid in dry-dock.
    Seid 207k 9 May 1945: Guam - USS Seid at anchorage moored between the station tanker USS Quiros (IX 140) and the destroyer minelayer USS Lindsey (DM 32). Work on Lindsey to construct a temporary bow has started, with wreckage from kamikaze damage partially removed. (U.S. Navy photo #NA 80G-319309 from the National Archives.) John Chiquoine

    View the USS Seid (DE 256) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: Scott Craft
    Address: 3057 Highland Drive, Carlsbad, Cal. 92008
    E-mail: stcraft at

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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Seid
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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