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USS Mack (DE 358)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - J - T - N
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific 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
Mack (DE 358) Building and Operational Data:
  • 14 February 1944: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Shipbuilding Division, Orange, Tex.
  • 11 April 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Gertrude Mack, mother of GM2/c Harold John Mack
  • 16 August 1944: Commissioned at Galveston, Tex., Lcdr. J. F. Nelson, USNR, in command
  • 30 October 1944: Crossed the Equator enroute the Galapagos Islands
  • 11 December 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2 years and 4 months of service
  • 15 March 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 13 June 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    Mack 37k undated war-time image Nick Tiberio
    Shelton, Conn.
    Mack 139k 09 April 1972: Stockton, Cal. - ex-USS USS Mack (DE 358) laid up near the Naval Supply Center. The stern of USS Bullard (DD-660) is visible at right.

    (U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 79835, courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1974 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.

    Mack History
    View the USS Mack (DE 358) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Mack's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 16 Aug. 1944 21 Nov. 1945Lcdr. John Frederick Nelson, USNR (Comm. CO)
    2.) 21 Nov. 1945 -Lcdr. Cyril G. Griffin (Chicago. Ill.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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