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|23k||in dazzle camouflage, 1944||-|
|60k||circa 1946||Robert Hurst|
|116k||August 1960: Charlestown, Mass. - USS Kretchmer (DER 329) at the Boston Naval Shipyard.
(Both Photos © Richard Leonhardt)
|45k||undated, location unknown, soon after DER conversion||Nick Tiberio|
|93k||undated, as DER 329||-|
|113k||undated, as DER 329||Robert Hurst|
|50k||28 July 1965: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - Kretchmer (Lcdr Clarence E. Chinn, CO), USS Camp
(DER 251) (Lcdr Frank N. Hannegan, CO), and USS Hissem (DER 400) (Lcdr Ronald I. Dean, CO) mooring at Pearl Harbor
Naval Station. All three ships left Newport, R.I. on Wednesday 07 July 1965 headed for Operation Market Time in South Vietnam. Note the Battle "E" on Kretchmer's bridge
wing and also on gun mount #31. They were earned in 1964 under the command of previous CO, Lcdr Stephan A. Wise, and denoted Kretchmer as the most "battle ready" of the eight
DER's in CortRon 16.
(U.S. Navy Photo by PH3 Robert L. Ziesler)
|Allan M. Wilson
1964 - 1968
|291k||July 1966: Subic Bay Naval Station, The Philippines - Kretchmer in a floating dry dock.
WestPac '66 - '67: Additional Cruise Photos from Lcdr Pillow
|George E. Pillow, Jr.
Captain, USN (ret.)
Kretchmer's CO as a
April 1966 - July 1968
|227k||late 1966 - early 1967: WestPac - Kretchmer at anchor.|
|237k||circa 1968: Kretchmer underway (Note that the AN/SPS-8 height finder radar has been removed from the after deckhouse).|
|191k||September 1969: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - A picture of Kretchmer entering Pearl Harbor in 1969 with her long Homecoming Pennant streaming from her mainmast past the fantail. The length of the pennant is indicative of the years of continuous forward deployment to the Western Pacific.||Mike Morrissey
Lcdr., USN (ret.)
ASW / Gunnery Officer (69-70)
|227k||circa 1970: Key West, Fla. - USS Kretchmer at sea off the Naval Station at Key West.
(Photo #MM00003199 from the Ida Woodward Barron Collection, courtesy of the Florida Keys Public Libraries)
England, United Kingdom
|188k||circa 1970: Key West, Fla. - USS Kretchmer prepares to moor at Trumbo Point, the Naval Station Key West Annex.
(Photo #MM00003205 from the Ida Woodward Barron Collection, courtesy of the Florida Keys Public Libraries)
|142k||1971: Key West Naval Annex, Fla. - A picture of Kretchmer tied up at the Naval Annex. Along side Kretchmer is USS Forster (DER 334). Behind her is USS Thomas J. Gary (DER 326) and outboard of Gary is USS Calcaterra (DER 390).||David Learn ('70 - '72)
USS Thomas J. Gary
|53k||September 1972: location unknown||Robert Hurst|
|216k||16 June 1972: USS Kretchmer near Key West, Fla.
(U.S. Navy Photo by PH3 Thomas C. Faught)
|Alfred D. Noyes
EN3, DER329, 1959-60
|souvenir ashtray with
ship's emblem, circa 1964
Allan M. Wilson
|Coastal Division 15 patch
click on patch for explanation
Allen M. Wilson
|View the USS Kretchmer (DE 329) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Kretchmer's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 13 Dec. 1943 - 21 May 1945||Lcdr. Robert Claude Wing (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 21 May 1945 - 23 Jan. 1946||Lt. Thomas Bulfinch (Natick, Mass.)|
|3.) 23 Dec. 1946 - 20 Sep. 1946||Lcdr. Harry James Kelley (Decomm. CO) (Utica, N.Y.)|
|4.) 22 Sep. 1956 - Jul. 1958||Lcdr. Charles Fenton Fadeley (Recomm. CO) (Beckley, W.V.)|
|5.) .. Jul. 1958 - 06 Nov. 1959||Lcdr. Chandler Eastman Swallow, Jr. (Pawtucket, R.I.)|
|6.) 06 Nov. 1959 - 08 Jun. 1961||Lcdr. Jacques Benonie LaPerche (Pawtucket, R.I.)|
|7.) 08 Jun. 1961 - 02 Jan. 1963||Lcdr. Robert Arie Gideon, Jr. (Miami, Fla.)|
|8.) 02 Jan. 1963 - 25 Mar. 1964||Lcdr. Robert Edward Classen (St. Paul. Minn.)|
|9.) 25 Mar. 1964 - 02 Jul. 1965||Lcdr. Stephen Ames Wise|
|10.) 02 Jul. 1965 - 03 Apr. 1967||Lcdr. Clarence Earl Chinn (Alamosa, Col.)|
|11.) 03 Apr. 1967 - 22 Jul. 1968||Lcdr. George Ellis Pillow, Jr.|
|12.) 22 Jul. 1968 - .. Mar. 1970||Lcdr. Louis Berchman Mackin, Jr.|
|13.) .. Mar. 1970 - .. .... 1972||Lcdr. Richard Allen Kremin|
|14.) .. .... 1972 - .. .... 1973||Lcdr. John Erich Liebmann|
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