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USS Weeden (DE 797)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Y - S - W
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Second Row: World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon
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
Weeden (DE 797) Building and Operational Data:
18 August 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., Orange, Tex.
27 October 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Alice N. Weeden
19 February 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr C. F. Tillinghast, Jr., in command
9 May 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal.
20 November 1946: Assigned to Reserve Training Duty (11th Naval District)
26 May 1950: Recommissioned (in reserve)
26 February 1958: Decommissioned at Portland, Ore.
30 June 1968: Stricken from the NVR
27 October 1969: Sold for scrapping to Zidell Explorations, Inc. of Portland, Ore.
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||Carl Alfred Weeden-born on 14 April 1916 in Trinidad, Colo.-grew up in Colorado and was appointed a midshipman at the Naval Academy on 22 June 1936. He graduated from the Naval Academy in June 1940 and reported for duty in USS Arizona (BB 39) on 9 June 1940. Ensign Weeden spent his entire but brief naval career in Arizona. He was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 which sank Arizona at the outset. Ensign Weeden was awarded the Purple Heart Medal posthumously.
USS Weeden (DE 797) (1944-1958) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo courtesy of the US Naval Academy)
||undated wartime image
||1951: Avalon, Catalina Island - Our division was USS Goss, USS John C Butler, and USS Weeden. I was Supply Officer on the Goss at the time.
||Dorcey D. Beard
||undated Korean War image
Korean War crewmember
||23 August 1956: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - USS Weeden (DE 797) docked at Vancouver. USS
Goss (DE 444) is docked astern of the Weeden.
(Photograph by Walter E. Frost) (Photo #AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-8718 from the City of Vancouver Archives)
View the USS Weeden (DE 797) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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