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USS Metivier (DE 582)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - N - U
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/ 3 stars -
Second Row: European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon


Specifications:
Class: Rudderow
Type: TEV (turbo-electric drive, long hull, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1,450 tons (light), 1,810 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 13' 9" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 CE boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 5,050 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 Mk30, 4 - 40mm Mk1 AA (2x2), 10 x 20mm/70 Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (230 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors (40), 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks (60)
Complement: 12 / 192
Metivier (DE 582) Building and Operational Data:
  • 24 November 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, Mass.
  • 12 January 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Joseph Metivier, mother of Coxswain Metivier
  • 07 April 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr. Francis Kernan, Jr., in command
  • 01 June 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2 years and 2 months of service
  • 30 June 1968: Struck from the NVR
  • June 1969: Sold for scrapping
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    Metivier 127k Artist's conception of Metivier by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL the destroyer escorts ARE available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource. Navy Yard Associates
    Metivier 83k 12 January 1944: Hingham, Mass. - The future USS Metivier (DE 582) slides down the building way after being christened. Nick Tiberio
    Shelton, Conn.
    Metivier 79k Undated Wartime Image -

    Metivier History
    View the USS Metivier (DE 582) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Metivier as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Metivier's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 07 Apr. 1944 03 Jun. 1944Lcdr. Francis Kernan Jr., USNR (Comm. CO)
    2.) 03 Jun. 1944 01 Jun. 1946Lcdr. Eugene Hugh Mahar, USNR (Decomm. CO)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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