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USS McClelland (DE 750)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Z - W - Z
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 3 stars - World War II Victory Medal
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 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 / 201
McClelland (DE 750) Building and Operational Data:
21 July 1943: Keel laid by the Western Pipe & Steel Corp., San Pedro, Cal.
28 November 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. T. A. McClelland, widow of Ensign McClelland
19 September 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr Glendon D. Williams in command
15 May 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
September 1946: Placed "in service, in reserve" assigned to NRT, 7th Naval District, at Jacksonville, Fla.
15 July 1950: Placed "in commission, in reserve" at Charleston, S.C.
1959: Transferred to NRT at Philadelphia, Pa.
12 September 1960: Decommissioned at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard after 16.0 years of of active and reserve training service
01 August 1972: Struck from the NVR
01 November 1973: Sold, scrapped
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||undated wartime image
||September 1954: Jacksonville, Fla. - Two photos taken during McClelland's 10th Anniversary celebration. An unidentified admiral
cuts the celebration cake as commanding officer Lcdr. Ralph N. Pickles and crewmembers look on. (Photos donated by Anna Hall. The photos were taken by Anna’s dad, Pearl
Harbor survivor William Blackstock, Signalman 2nd Class. Bill served in McClelland, USS Laffey (DD 724) and Tidewater (AD 31).)
USS Tidewater (AD 31)
||late ‘50’s: near Jacksonville, Fla.
||M. Edward Arnold
||early 1960: Gloucester, Mass. - Two reserve training vessels on a port visit to Gloucester. USS
Tills, homeported at Portland, Maine is moored outboard of
McClelland, homeported at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
View the USS McClelland (DE 750) DANFS history entry
the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: M. Edward Arnold
Address: 3235 Ames Avenue / Kingman AZ 86401
Phone: (928) 692-9190
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