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USS Grady (DE 445)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars
Second Row: World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/ 1 star

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
Grady (DE 445) Building and Operational Data:
  • 3 January 1944: Keel laid at the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • 2 April 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Miss Margaret Grady, sister of the namesake
  • 11 September 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr Francis R. King in command
  • 2 July 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 1.8 years of service
  • 27 April 1947: Placed "In Service, In Reserve", assigned to NRT, 13th Naval District at Bellingham, Wash.
  • 21 November 1950: Recommissioned , assigned to NRT, 12th Naval District at San Francisco, Cal.
  • 18 December 1957: Decommissioned at San Francisco, Cal. after 10.6 years of service
  • 30 June 1968: Struck from the NVR with a total of 12.4 years of service
  • June 1969: Sold for scrapping
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    Grady 22k undated wartime image Jerry Church
    Grady 29k undated postwar image, in company with Charles E. Brannon (DE 446) Robert Hurst
    Grady 162k date / location unknown (Photo © United Photo Studio) Nick Tiberio
    Grady 436k 26 May 1954: Vallejo, Cal. - USS Grady (DE 445) in the Mare Island Channel. USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD 748) is to the left. I can't identify the YTL to the right of Grady. Darryl Baker
    Grady 412k 27 July 1955: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - USS Grady (DE 445) preparing to moor at a city wharf. (Photograph by Walter E. Frost) (Photo #AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-4836 from the City of Vancouver Archives) Mike Green

    Grady Memorabilia
    Launch Button
    Courtesy of Tom Kermen
    Ship's Lighters
    Courtesy of Nick Tiberio

    View the USS Grady (DE 445) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Grady
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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