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|35k||12 December 1943: San Francisco, Cal. - Mrs. Josephine Gendreau (holding the bouquet) and Mrs. Chester W. Nimitz at the christening of the future USS Gendreau (DE 639). On the other side of the photo is Gendreau heading down the building way during her launching.||Nick Tiberio|
|385k||02 March 1944: San Francisco Bay - The future USS Gendreau (DE 639) underway for sea trials.
(These two photos courtesy of Chris Wright)
|34k||date/location unknown - Shown in March 1944, just commissioned, she is finished in Measure 32 'crazy quilt' camouflage of Pale Gray, Haze Gray, Navy Blue and Ocean Gray.
Note the two 20 mm Oerlikons on the fantail, and the good view of the torpedo tubes and stern depth charge rails. At the masthead are the are the aerials for the SC and SG radar sets.
(Photo and text from "U.S. Destroyer Escorts of World War 2" by Peter Elliott)
|45k||1959: USS Gendreau (DE 639) tied to mooring buoy at San Diego, California, as part of the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
(Photo and text from the "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships")
England, United Kingdom
|View the USS Gendreau (DE 639) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Gendreau as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Gendreau's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 17 Mar. 1944 – 12 Mar. 1945||Lcdr. Alfred Dunn Kilmartin, USN (USNA ‘34) (Detroit, Mich.)|
|2.) 12 Mar. 1945 – 07 Nov. 1945||Lt. / Lcdr. Martin Victor, USNR (Syosset, N.Y.)|
|3.) 07 Nov. 1945 - .. .... 1946||Lcdr. Thomas Nelson Coppedge Jr., USN|
|4.) .. .... 1946 - .. .... 1946||Lcdr. G. Y. More, USNR|
|5.) .. .... 1946 - .. .... 1947||Lt. Alfred C. Filiatrault Jr., USN (Duluth, Minn.)|
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