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USS Maloy (DE 791)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Z - H - W
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Eagle Farm"
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Navy Expeditionary Medal - American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star
Second Row: World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
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
Maloy (DE 791) Building and Operational Data:
10 May 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., Orange, Tex.
18 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Thomas J. Maloy, widow of Chief Watertender Maloy
13 December 1943: Commissioned, Lt. Frederic D. Kellogg in command
Scheduled conversion to APD 83 cancelled
14 August 1946: Redesignated EDE 791, assigned to the Operational Development Force, New London Detachment
28 May 1965: Decommissioned at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
1 June 1965: Stricken from the NVR
11 March 1966: Sold for scrapping to the North American Smelting Co. of Wilmington, Del.
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||1947: Maloy crew portrait. (Photo from the collection of RM2 Everett J. Jensen)
||Gary A. Jensen
||Heading in or out of New London, Conn. before she got her variable depth sonar in 1956. (U.S. Navy photo)
(Note: The description "before she got her VDS" is incorrect. The first VDS was lowered over the port side on a winch with railings on the hull. If you note the small wake about midships, it is being generated by the railing on the hull. The transducer was raised and then tilted over to rest against the boat deck so that you walked under it on the port side. We were never able to develop a chain to keep the transducer beneath the ship so we couldn't get true bearings and distance. Computers solved that problem so they put it on the fantail. From: Bob Brown, a Maloy radarman, May 1951 - December 1953 )
||1961: Maloy shown coming out past the Underwater Sound Lab at Groton, Conn.
||22 May 1963 (U.S. Navy photo)
View the USS Maloy (DE 791) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Note About Contacts
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Asked Questions section on NavSource's Main Page for that information.
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Maloy
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