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USS Fieberling (DE 640)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - T - Q - L
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 w/ 1 stars - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal

Class: Buckley
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 198
Fieberling (DE 640) Building and Operational Data:
  • 19 March 1944: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard Corp., San Francisco, Cal.
  • 02 April 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. C. A. Fieberling, mother of Lieutenant Fieberling
  • 11 April 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr E. E. Lull, USNR, in command
  • 13 March 1948: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 3.9 years of service
  • 01 March 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 20 November 1972: Sold for scrapping
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    Fieberling 84k 02 April 1944: San Francisco, Cal. - Fieberling is launched and enters the water for the first time. Tommy Trampp
    Fieberling 30k undated wartime image (U.S. Navy Photo) William B. Ackroyd

    Fieberling History
    View the USS Fieberling (DE 664) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Fieberling's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 11 Apr. 1944 - .. .... ....Lcdr. Edward E. Lull
    2.) .. Nov. 1945 - 16 Sep. 1946Lcdr. William L. Vaughen
    3.) .. .... 1947 - 13 Mar. 1948Lcdr. Joseph Clark Spitler, USN (USNA '41) (Lufkin, Tex.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: Ray D. Windle
    Address: 2204 Plantation Lane / Plano TX
    Phone: (1-800) 326-1662

    Note About Contacts

    Contact information is compiled from various sources over a period of time and may, or may not, be correct. Every effort has been
    made to list the newest contact. However, our entry is only as good as the latest information that's been sent to us. We list only
    a contact for the ship if one has been sent to us. We do NOT have crew lists, rosters, or deck logs available. Please see the Frequently
    Asked Questions section on NavSource's Main Page for that information.

    Additional Resources

    Tin Can Sailors
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Fieberling

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