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Displacement 2395 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 348' 4"(oa) x 36' 1" x 13' 2" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 0.5" MG, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 50,000 SHP; General Electric Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 208.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. March 6 1939.
Launched August 3 1940 and commissioned October 7 1940.
Decommissioned January 24 1947.
Stricken July 19 1956.
Fate Sold March 3 1961 to Potomac Shipwrecking Co., Pope's Creek, MD and broken up for scrap in August 1961.

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Livermore 20kSamuel Livermore, the first naval chaplain to be thus honored, was born in Concord, N.H., 26 August 1786. Graduating from Harvard in 1804, he practiced law in Boston, Mass. During the War of 1812 he served as acting Chaplain in Chesapeake and was wounded and captured in her engagement with HMS Shannon in June 1813. Released from prison at Halifax, Nova Scotia, he served as purser in various Navy ships, including brig Spark in the Mediterranean In 1815 during the brief war with Algiers. He left the Navy in 1816, practiced law in Baltimore and New Orleans, and died 11 July 1833 at Florence, Ala., en route. to New England.Bill Gonyo
Livermore 82kArtist's conception of the Livermore as she appeared in World War II by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Livermore 175kLaunching at Bath Iron Works, 03 August 1940Dave Wright
Livermore 101kUndated, location unknown.-
Livermore 174kUndated, location unknown.Darryl Baker
Livermore 124kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Livermore 62kUSS Livermore (DD-429) anchored off New York Navy Yard, 24 September 1943. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No.19-N-53744.Robert Hurst/Mike Green
Livermore 71k80-G-218107. Livermore comes alongside USS CARD (CVE-11) while crossing the Atlantic for duty in the Mediterranean on February 9 1944.Robert Hurst
Livermore 71kUSS Livermore off New York Navy Yard on December 7, 1944. She has just completed a refit and is camouflaged in Measure 32/3D scheme.
National Archives photo 80-G-290566
Mike Green
Livermore   Livermore   Livermore   Livermore
1944 Christmas menu and crew listing.
Susan McCauslin
Livermore 113kIn mothballs in 1955, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Vernon Huber    Oct 7 1940 - Dec 4 1942

CDR Harry Edward Seidel Jr.    Dec 4 1942 - Nov 8 1944

CDR Kerfoot Bainbridge Smith    Nov 8 1944 - May 24 1946

LCDR Carl August Sander Jr.    May 24 1946 - Sep 15 1946

LT Merle Eugene Weedlun    Sep 15 1946 - Jan 24 1947

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Sam Reynolds
Address: 320 Dreher Road, Box 2, W. Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803)796-8020
E-mail: None

Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.

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Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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