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|61k||Carl Alfred Weeden was born on 14 April 1916 in Trinidad, Colo. He 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 09 June 1940. Ensign Weeden spent his entire but brief naval career in
Arizona. He was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 07 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 U.S. Naval Academy)
|22k|| 30 August 1944: USS Weeden (DE 797) at Boston wearing Measure 32/3D camouflage scheme. The ship is conducting training exercises at Casco Bay, Maine, after returning
on 18 August from convoy escort duties to and from Bizerte, Tunisia. In this photo, the Weedon has been modified to carry additional 40mm AA guns in place of the torpedo tube mount
and has a short main mast with HF/DF antenna to aid in detection of German U-Boats.
(U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-382813 from the United States National Archives)
|228k||19 January 1945: The Atlantic Ocean - USS Weeden (DE 797) underway in Massachusetts Bay, northwest of Cape Cod. Photographed from a blimp of
squadron ZP-11. The ship's camouflage may be Measure 32, Design 30D.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-301397from the United States National Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|91k||1951: Avalon, Catalina Island - Our division was USS Goss, USS John C Butler, and USS Weeden. I was Supply Officer on Goss at the time.||Dorcey D. Beard|
|65k||undated Korean War image||Bill Tennison|
Korean War crewmember
|289k||23 August 1956: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - USS Weeden (DE 797) docked at Vancouver. USS
Goss (DE 444) is docked astern of Weeden.
(Photograph by Walter E. Frost) (Photo #AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-8718 from the City of Vancouver Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|255k||late 1950's: An undated shot of USS Weeden (DE 797) underway.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 82313 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|View the USS Weeden (DE 797) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Weeden's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 19 Feb. 1944 – 18 Dec. 1945||Lcdr. / Cmdr. Charles Foster Tillinghast Jr., USNR (Comm. CO) (Providence, R. I.)|
|2.) 18 Dec. 1945 – 09 May 1946||Lt.(jg) Peyton Giles Townes, USNR (Wilmington, N. C.)|
|3.) .. Jul. 1951 – .. Jul. 1952||Lcdr. Joseph Nicholson Behan Jr., USN (USNA ‘42) (Newport, R. I.)|
|5.) 1955 – 28 Feb. 1957||Lcdr. Chester Robert Langer, USN (Minden Twp., Iowa)|
|6.) 28 Feb. 1957 – 26 Feb. 1958||Lcdr. Frank Chappell Daniel, USN (Decomm. CO)|
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