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Left ship's patch courtesy of Charlie Fullam, RM3 (9/59-11/61), right patch from Mike Smolinski
Tab Courtesy of Harold Newbill

USS Haverfield (DE 393)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - K - K - B
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Cannon Lake"


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Presidential Unit Citation - American Campaign Medal
Second Row: European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row: Vietnam Service Medal w/ 5 stars - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (palm) Unit Citation w/ 2 stars - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


Specifications:
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
Haverfield (DE 393) Building and Operational Data:
  • 1 July 1943: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
  • 30 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Tracy Haverfield, mother of Ensign Haverfield
  • 29 November 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr Jerry A. Matthews in command
  • 30 June 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 2 September 1954: Reclassified as DER 393, conversion commenced at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
  • 4 January 1955: Recommissioned at Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 23 July 1955: Homeport assignment changed to Seattle, Wash. as flagship of the new CortRon 5 for radar picket patrol off the Pacific coast
  • 16 May 1960: Homeport assignment changed to Guam
  • March 1965: Homeport assignment changed to Pearl Harbor, Hi.
  • 2 June 1969: Decommissioned at the Pearl Harbor Naval Station, stricken from the NVR
  • 15 December 1971: Sold for scrapping to Chi Shun Hua Steel Co. Ltd. of Kaoshiung, Taiwan for $35,000.00
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    Haverfield 48k James Wallace Haverfield was born 11 April 1917 in Urichsville, Ohio. After receiving his B.A. from Ohio State University in 1939, Haverfield enlisted in the Naval Reserve as an apprentice seaman 11 September 1940. He accepted an appointment as a midshipman 16 March 1941 and after completing his training at Northwestern University, was commissioned Ensign 12 June 1941. Ensign Haverfield reported to the battleship Arizona at Pearl Harbor 28 June, and remained there. During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941, Ensign James Haverfield was one of 46 officers and 1,057 men of Arizona lost when the valiant ship was sunk by the enemy.

    USS Haverfield (DE 393) (1943-1969) was the first ship to be named in his honor.

    (Photo from the Ohio State University Archives thanks to the assistance of the Ohio State University Alumni Association)
    Bill Gonyo
    Haverfield 26k undated wartime image Harold Newbill
    Haverfield 83k 1 May 1944: location unknown Robert Hurst
    Haverfield 53k 1961: Guam, quarterdeck watch Harold Newbill
    Haverfield 44k 1961: Guam, Harold's step-dad, Gary B. Callahan, ET3
    Haverfield 41k 1961: Guam
    Haverfield 40k 1961: Guam
    Haverfield 53k 1961: Guam
    Haverfield 47k 1961: Guam
    Haverfield 39k 1961: Guam
    Haverfield 104k 1961: underway off Guam
    Haverfield 98k 1961: underway off Guam
    Haverfield 101k 1961: underway off Guam, ET3 Gary Callahan at the helm
    Haverfield 108k 1962: underway in the Pacific
    Haverfield 111k 1962: underway in the Pacific, rifle training on the fantail
    Haverfield 158k 1962: tying up at Yokosuka, Japan
    Haverfield 109k 12 February 1966: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Photo © Richard Leonhardt) Richard Leonhardt

    Haverfield
    Memorabilia

    Ship's Lighter
    Haverfield
    Courtesy of Mike Smolinski

    View the USS Haverfield (DE 393) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    None
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