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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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||undated wartime image
||undated postwar image, in company with Charles E. Brannon (DE 446)
||date / location unknown (Photo © United Photo Studio)
||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.
||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)
Courtesy of Tom Kermen
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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