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|48k||Port side view of USS Gunason (DE-795), as commissioned, wearing Measure 31/11D camouflage scheme. Note the lower contrast between the medium color, ocean gray and
the light color, haze gray. This photo had a note that read, “DE-795 being repainted in Measure 22, assigned to the Atlantic 4/3/44”. The ship did operate with the Atlantic Fleet
from April, 1944 through January, 1945 and left Boston for the Pacific on 27 January 1945. Note the HF/DF antenna at the masthead in place of the normal Air Search antenna.
(U.S. Navy photo #19-LCM-DE795-1 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md., courtesy of C. Lee Johnson, Ships of the U.S. Navy in WWII “Dazzle” Camouflage)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|311k||Undated photo of the USS Gunason (DE 795) underway in rough seas. The ship is equipped with a radio detection finder (RDF) main mast.|
(U.S. Navy photo from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|136k||15 December 1974: The Pacific Ocean off San Clemente Island, Cal. - Two views of ex-USS Gunason (DE 795) taken after she was hit by a Harpoon missile. Shortly after the photos were taken and the damage assessment completed, she was scuttled by an EOD Crew from Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station. This facility was the site where most of the Navy's missiles were developed and tested during the 1950/1960 era, including the AIM-7 Sparrow family and the AIM-54 Phoenix air-to-air, Bullpup air-to-surface, and Regulus surface-to-surface missiles.||Walter M. Hall|
|View the USS Gunason (DE 795) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Gunason as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Gunason's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 01 Feb. 1944 – 30 Aug. 1944||Cmdr. Harrison G. White, USNR (Comm. CO) (Springfield, Mass.)|
|2.) 30 Aug. 1944 - .. Dec. 1945||Lcdr. Malcolm B. Stone Jr., USNR (Milton, Mass.)|
|3.) .. Dec. 1945 - .. Dec. 1946||Lcdr. Robert Ross Carter, USN|
|4.) .. Dec. 1946 - .. Jan. 1948||Lcdr. Arden Eugene Baughman, USN (Wyandot County, Oh.)|
|5.) .. Jan. 1948 – 13 Mar. 1948||Lt. David Harrington Bagley (Decomm. CO) (USNA '44) (Raleigh, N.C.) (ret. as Adm.)|
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