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USS GREENE (DD-266 / AVD-13 / APD-36)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NIGM

Displacement 1,215 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 1 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 26,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Shipbuilding, Squantum Ma. on June 3 1918.
Launched November 2 1918 and commissioned May 9 1919.
Decommissioned June 17 1922, Recommissioned June 28 1940.
Converted to Sea Plane Tender AVD-13 August 2 1940.
Reclassified DD-266 December 1 1943.
Converted to High Speed Transport APD-36 February 1 1944.
Grounded on Okinawa October 9 1945.
Decommissioned November 24 1945.
Fate Wreck destroyed February 11 1946.

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Greene 104kSamuel Dana Greene, born 11 February 1839 in Cumberland, Md., was appointed acting midshipman 21 September 1855. He was executive officer in Monitor during her classic battle with ironclad C.S.S. Virginia 9 March 1862 and assumed command after his Captain Worden was wounded. He was also executive officer in Monitor in the engagements in the James River, Va., April-May 1862, and when she foundered in a gale. Commander Greene died 11 December 1884 at Portsmouth, N.H., and was buried in Bristol, R.I.Bill Gonyo

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the

with her Embarked Planes and Escort Vessels constituting the Five Task Groups listed below for service as set forth in the following

"For outstanding performance in combat against enemy submarines in the Atlantic Area from April 20, 1943, to July 3, 1944. Carrying out powerful and sustained offensive action during a period of heavy German undersea concentrations threatening our uninterrupted flow of supplies to the European Theater of operations, the U.S.S. BOGUE, her embarked planes and her escorts tracked the enemy packs relentlessly and, by unwavering vigilance, persistent aggressiveness and perfect cooperation of all units involved, sank a notable number of hostile U-boats. The superb leadership of the BOGUE and the gallant spirit of the officers and men who fought her planes and manned her escort vessels were largely instrumental in forcing the complete withdrawal of enemy submarines from supply routes essential to the maintenance of our established military supremacy."

United States Ships Bogue, Lea, Greene, Belknap, Osmond Ingram, George E. Badger, and VC-9 from April 20 to June 20, 1943.
United States Ships Bogue, Osmond Ingram, George E. Badger, Clemson, and VC-9 from July 12 to August 23, 1943.
United States Ships Bogue, Osmond Ingram, George E. Badger, Clemson, Dupont and VC-19 from November 14 to December 29, 1943.
United States Ships Bogue, Haverfield, Swenning, Willis, Hobson (until March 25), Janssen (until April 7) and VC-95 from February 26 to April 19, 1944.
United States Ships Bogue, Haverfield, Swenning, Willis, Janssen, F. W. Robinson, and VC-69 from May 4 to July 3, 1944.

For the President,
James Forrestal
Secretary of the Navy
Greene 127kVictory Destroyer Plant, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Squantum, Massachusetts. View of the open dock, with destroyers fitting out, including USS Shubrick (DD-268, builder's # 348), Ballard (DD-267, builder's # 347) and (probably) Greene (DD-266, builder's # 346). Note destroyer mast, with crow's nest, lying on the pier at left. Photographed between 27 April and 3 May 1919 by Monks & Johnson, Boston, Mass. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Greene 68kPhotographed in 1919-22, U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Joe Radigan

USS GREENE DD-266 / AVD-13 / APD-36 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR David Alexander Scott    May 9 1919 - May 23 1919              
CDR Robert Alfred (Fuzzy) Theobald    May 23 1919 - Jun 15 1919 (Later RADM)
LCDR Benjamin Vaughan McCandlish    Jun 15 1919 - Jul 24 1919 (Later COMO)
LCDR James Carroll Byrnes Jr.    Jul 24 1919 - Nov 7 1921
LTJG Wellington Sidney Morse    Nov 7 1921 - Jun 17 1922 
(Decommissioned Jun 17 1922 - Jun 28 1940)
As the AVD-13
CDR Josephus Asa Briggs    Jun 28 1940 - May 28 1942 (Later RADM) 
LCDR Warren Sherman Parr    May 28 1942 - Aug 27 1942 (Later RADM)
LCDR Louis Joseph Bellis    Aug 27 1942 - May 13 1943
LCDR Joseph Seaman Lewis    May 13 1943 - Jan 4 1943
LCDR George Oscar Scarfe Jr.    Jan 4 1943 - May 8 1945
LT Joseph William Roosevelt    May 8 1945 - Nov 23 1945

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Curt Clark, Secretary Four Stack APD Veterans
Address: 3384 Grim Ave., San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: 619-282-0971

Note About Contacts.

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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource APD High-speed Transport Index
NavSource AVD Seaplane Tender (Destroyer) Index
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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