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USS Tinsman (DE 589)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - T - Z - K
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars - WWII 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
Tinsman (DE 589) Building and Operational Data:
  • 21 December 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.
  • 26 June 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. James Corley, sister of Seaman Tinsman
  • 26 June 1944: Commissioned at Hingham, Mass., Lt. William G. Grote, USNR, in command
  • 24 June 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2 years if service
  • 01 November 1969: Struck from the NVR
  • 14 September 1973: Sold for scrapping to Levin Metals Corporation, San Jose, Calif.
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    Tinsman History
    View the USS Tinsman (DE 589) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Tinsman's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 26 Jun. 1944 .. Nov. 1945Lt./Lcdr. William G. Grote, USNR
    2.) .. Nov. 1945 - .. Dec. 1945Lcdr. Arthur W. Bergstrom, USNR
    3.) .. Jan. 1946 - .. Mar. 1946Lt. Ralph D. Sessions, USNR
    4.) .. Mar. 1946 - 24 Jun. 1946Lt.(jg) Brian J. Armour, USNR

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: Joe Fox
    Address: 147 Summer St. / Clarks Summit PA 18411
    Phone: (570) 587-4080
    or
    Contact Name: Michael C. Langone
    Address: 10 Town Village Dr. / Salem NH 03079
    E-mail: Mike Langone

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    Additional Resources

    Tin Can Sailors
    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation

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