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USS Richey (DE 385)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star
Third Row: World War II Victory Medal - Korean Service Medal (USCG Service) - United Nations Korean Service Medal (USCG Service)

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
Richey (DE 385) Building and Operational Data:
  • 19 April 1943: Keel laid at the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
  • 30 June 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Joseph Lee Richey
  • 30 October 1943: Commissioned at Houston, Tex., Cmdr. Petros (Peter) D. Mills, USCG, in command
  • January 1947: Decommissioned
  • 01 April 1952: Loaned to USCG and Recommissioned as WDE 485
  • June 1954: Decommissioned
  • 30 June 1968: Struck from the NVR
  • July 1969: Sunk as a target off California
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    Richey 287k undated wartime image Glenn Indovina
    Richey 28k Glenn's Dad, USCG Chief Commissaryman Anthony J. Indovina IV (1925 - 1984)
    Richey 397k wartime crew photos (top left: Richey's officer complement; top right: Supply Dep't, Glenn's Dad is to the left of the Supply Officer; bottom left: Communications Division; and bottom right: First Division, the ship's deck force)
    Richey 106k undated wartime image David Buell
    Richey 301k undated image while in Coast Guard service (Glenn's brother, James, served in her during this period) from Glenn Spain,
    in honor of his brother
    James D. Spain

    View the USS Richey (DE 385) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources

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