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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


Specifications:
Class: Buckley
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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    Weeden 61k 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)
    Bill Gonyo
    Weeden 22k undated wartime image Jerry Church
    Weeden 91k 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
    Weeden 65k undated Korean War image Bill Tennison
    Korean War crewmember

    View the USS Weeden (DE 797) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Next Reunion:
    Weeden Does Hold Reunions - Refer To Ship's Web Site
    Contact: Weeden Web Site

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    Additional Resources

    USS Weeden Web Site
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Weeden
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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