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USS Robert Brazier (DE 345)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - K - G - B
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 star
Second Row: European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal
Class: John C. Butler
Type: WGT (geared-turbine drive, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1350 tons (light), 1745 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 cal. DP guns (2x1), 4 - 40mm AA (2x2), 10 - 20mm AA, 3 - 21" TT, 1 Mk10 Hedgehog, 8 Mk6 Depth Charge Projectors, 2 Mk9 Depth Charge Stern Racks
Complement: 14 / 201
Robert Brazier (DE 345) Building and Operational Data:
16 November 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., Orange, Tex.
22 January 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Celia Brazier, mother of Aviation Radioman Brazier
18 May 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr Donald D. Snyder, Jr., USNR, in command
16 September 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal.
1 January 1968: Stricken from the NVR
9 January 1969: Sunk as a target off the California coast
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|Robert Brazier's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 18 May 1944 - .. Nov. 1945||Lcdr. Donald D. Snyder, Jr.
|2.) .. Nov. 1945 - 16 Sep. 1946||Lt. Joseph Clark Spitler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: John (JC) Wilkie
Address: 1711 Hwy 17 S (Unit 31) / Surfside Beach SC 29575
Phone: (843) 215-9967
E-mail: John Wilkie
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