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USS Kendall C. Campbell (DE 443)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - K - O - F
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 stars - WWII Victory 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
Kendall C. Campbell (DE 443) Building and Operational Data:
6 December 1943: Keel laid at the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Port Newark, N.J.
19 March 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Carl B. Campbell
31 July 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr R. W. Johnson in command
31 May 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal.
15 January 1972: Stricken from the NVR
15 January 1973: Sold for scrapping
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||undated wartime image (© Carmen N. Trimarchi)
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Wehl, The Netherlands
||1973: Vallejo, Cal. - 4 DE's (left to right: ex-Gentry DE 349, ex-Kendall C. Campbell DE 443, ex-Hanna DE 449, ex-Richard W. Seusens DE 342), all heading to the scrap yard. Photo from the DOD sealed bid offering dated 14 November 1973.
|K.C. Campbell Memorabilia
Courtesy of Tom Kermen
View the USS Kendall C. Campbell (DE 443) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Len Nowak
E-mail: Len Nowak
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