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USS Heyliger (DE 510)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - L - Z
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service 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
Heyliger (DE 510) Building and Operational Data:
27 April 1944: Keel laid by the Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J.
6 August 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Augusta Foss, mother of Private First Class Heyliger
24 March 1945: Commissioned at New York, Lcdr Arthur F. Chace, Jr., USNR, in command
20 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
28 March 1951: Recommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla., assigned to NRT, 3rd Naval District, at Brooklyn, N.Y.
2 January 1958: Decommissioned at Bayonne, N.J.
1 May 1966: Stuck from the NVR
1969: Sunk as a target
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||March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Heyliger, Kyne (DE 744), and Snyder (DE 745) on a port visit to the U.S. Sub Base in the Virgin Islands.
||March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Heyliger's forward 5"38 cal. gun mount and 40mm Mt. 41.
||March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - taking a break while performing maintenance on Mt. 41
||March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Heyliger's flying bridge
||March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - looking aft on Heyliger, Kyne (DE 744) lies to port.
||March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Heyliger's port side aft.
||March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - sailors enjoying swim call off Kyne's fantail.
||1956: Halifax, Nova Scotia - motor whaleboat approaching Heyliger. (Photo© Werner Grabner)
View the USS Heyliger (DE 510) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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