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USS Richard M. Rowell (DE 403)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - K - K - T
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 stars - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal w/ 2 stars
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
Richard M. Rowell (DE403) Building and Operational Data:
18 August 1943: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
17 November 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Agnes M. Rowell
9 March 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr Harry A. Barnard, Jr., in command
2 July 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal.
30 June 1968: Struck from the NVR
June 1969: Sold for scrapping
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||James V. Nichols
||17 October 1944: after typhoon off Leyte
||alongside a CVE during the "Battle of Leyte Gulf"
||September 1945: the Philippines - anchored in San Pedro Bay off Samar Island
View the USS Richard M. Rowell (DE 403) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Joe Iannucci
Address: 250 N Village Ave (Apt C2) / Rockville Centre NY 11570
Phone: (516) 764-2477
E-mail: Joe Iannucci
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