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USS Holt (DE 706)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - K - 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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars
Second Row: World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/ 1 star


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
Holt (DE 706) Building and Operational Data:
  • 28 November 1943: Keel laid by the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Mich.
  • 15 February 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Robert Holt, mother of Lt(jg) William Mack Holt
  • 9 June 1944: Commissioned at New Orleans, La., Lcdr Victor Blue commanding
  • 2 July 1946: Decommissioned
  • 15 November 1974: Struck from the NVR
  • 19 June 1963: Loaned to South Korea, renamed ROKS Chung Nam (DE-73), Stricken and broken up in 1984
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    Holt 122k Artist's conception of Holt 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
    Holt 30k arriving in San Francisco January 1946 Leonard M. Thompson Y2c
    Holt 112k undated wartime photo Jeff Cope
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    USS Holt Web Site
    Holt 76k undated wartime photo, crew at inspection
    Holt 53k ROKS Chung Nam, circa 1967 Robert Hurst

    Holt Memorabilia
    USS Holt's Story
    Holt
    Courtesy of Jeff Cope

    Holt's History
    View the USS Holt (DE 706) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Holt's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 09 Jun. 1944 - 19 Sep. 1945Lcdr. Victor Blue (comm.)
    2.) 19 Sep. 1945 - 23 Jan. 1946Lcdr. Burroughs Borgan Anderson
    3.) 23 Jan. 1946 - 15 Feb. 1946Lt(jg) Samuel B. Badgett
    4.) 15 Feb. 1946 - 02 Jul. 1946Lcdr. Robert Gene Charles (decomm.)

    Holt Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Last Known Reunion:
    August 2009 at Chattanooga, Tenn.

    Contact Name: Jerry Hightower
    E-mail: Jerry Hightower

    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 or rosters available. Please see the Frequently Asked
    Questions section on Navsource's Main Page for that information.


    Additional Resources

    USS Holt Web Site
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Holt
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    USS Holt unit page at Military.com
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