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USS Price (DE 332)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - S - I
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row: European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service 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
Price (DE 332) Building and Operational Data:
  • 24 August 1943: Keel laid at the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
  • 30 October 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Ray P. Reynolds
  • 12 January 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr J. W. Higgins, Jr., USNR, in command
  • 16 May 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 3.3 years of service
  • 21 October 1955: Reclassified and converted DER 332 at the New York Naval Shipyard,, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • 01 August 1956: Recommissioned at New York City, N.Y., assigned to CortRon 18 at Newport, R.I.
  • 30 June 1960: Decommissioned at Orange, Tex. after 3.9 years of service
  • 01 August 1974: Struck from the NVR with a total of 7.2 years of service
  • 12 March 1975: Sold for scrapping
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    Price 60k Edward Max Price, born in Richmond, Va., 20 June 1916, was appointed Midshipman 16 July 1935, commissioned Ensign 1 June 1939, and promoted to Lieutenant (j.g.) 1 November 1941. He served on board aircraft carrier Lexington (CV 2) and was killed in action in the Battle of the Coral Sea on 8 May 1942.

    USS Price (DE 332) (1944-1960) was the first ship to be named in his honor.

    (Photo from the US Naval Academy Yearbook; The Lucky Bag, Class of 1939.)
    Bill Gonyo
    Price 82k 1 August 1956: Brooklyn Naval Shipyard - Recommissioning Cermony Thomas C. Goff, 56-57
    Price 474k 1 August 1956: Brooklyn Naval Shipyard - The United States ensign is run up during the recommissioning ceremony of USS Price (DER 332). In the background is USS Saratoga (CVA 60), commissioned three and a half months previously, on April 16th. Jim Young
    ETR3, Feb. to Dec. 1957
    Price 77k A copy of the newspaper article using the above photo.
    Price 269k Winter 1972 - Spring 1973: Philadelphia, Pa. - Looking across the Inactive Ship Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard we see Price in a nest of decommisioned DERs along the Langley Ave. quay. Forward of her nest is the decommissioned Everglades (AD 24), which was in use as a support ship for the Inactive Ship Maintenance Facilty. Outboard in the nest aft of Price is Stockdale (DE 399) which has been mothballed since 1947. Jim Cunliffe

    View the USS Price (DE 332) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: Gil Murphy
    Address: 5822 New Paris Way / Ellenton FL 34222

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    Additional Resources

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