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|226k||22 May 1944: Alameda, Calif. - USS Seid (DE 256) at the Bethlehem Steel Co. Yard. Circles mark recent alterations.
(U.S. Navy Photo #19-N-75173 from the United States National Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|298k||22 May 1944: Alameda, Calif. - USS Seid at the Bethlehem Steel Co. Yard, Alameda, California. Note: Heavy depth charge battery,
with eight "K" guns. YF-461 and YF-558 are nearby. Circles mark recent alterations.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #19-N-75174 and 19-N-85118 from the United States National Archives)
|43.1k||undated - taken at Guam||Sheldon E. Elliott|
S1c, USS Seid
These Three Photos
© Sheldon E. Elliott
|43.1k||undated - taken at Guam - looking at her bridge "Score Card"|
|43.5k||undated - taken at Guam - Seid in dry-dock.|
|207k||09 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.)
West Chester, Pa.
|48k||circa 1945: at sea - the U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Seid (DE 256) underway.
(U.S. Navy photo #NH 90057, Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1979, from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
England, United Kingdom
|654k||Souvenir drawing of the ship presented to departing crewmembers. Clayton's great-uncle Edward "G" Eliseian, S2c, of Oakland, Cal., was transferred to Seid from the Receiving Station at NOB 926, Guam, Marianas Islands on 25 July 1945. He served in her until he was transferred to the Terminal Island Receiving Station at San Pedro, Cal. on 11 October 1945.||Clayton T. Smith|
|View the USS Seid (DE 256) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.|
|View the official War History of USS Seid as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Seid's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 11 Jun. 1943 - 14 Nov. 1943||Cmdr. Charles Arthur Thorwall, USNR (Comm. CO) (Los Angeles, Cal.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|2.) 14 Nov. 1943 - .. Aug. 1944||Lt. Henry Lee Vaughn, USN (USNA '40) (Seattle, Wash.)|
|3.) .. Aug. 1944 - 14 Dec. 1945||Lt. Arthur Francis Craft, USNR (Decomm. CO) (Bernie, Mo.)|
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