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Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - LEGENDARY

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 Seattle Tacoma Shipbuilding May 29 1941.
Launched March 8 1942 and commissioned December 28 1942.
Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-33 June 23 1945.
Decommissioned February 15 1954.
Stricken July 1 1971.
Fate Sold August 7 1972 and broken up for scrap.

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Carmick 206kBorn in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1772, Daniel Carmick was appointed Lieutenant of Marines in Ganges 5 May 1798, and entered the new Marine Corps as captain 11 July 1798. During the Quasi-War with France he commanded the marine detachment in Constitution, and led the daring attack to spike the cannon in the fort at Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo. Major Carmick served with distinction in the Mediterranean, and commanded the Marines in the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. Wounded 28 December 1814 in this engagement, Major Carmick died 6 November 1816. Photo Digital ID: pga 01838, Library of Congress.Bill Gonyo
Carmick 82kArtist's conception of the Carmick 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
Carmick 90kUndated World War II image.Captain Jerry Mason USN
Carmick 46kUSS Carmick (DD-493) while part of Fire-Support Group "O" assigned to Omaha Beach. Photo taken from "US Destroyer Operations in World War II" by Theodore Roscoe.Robert Hurst
Carmick 54kMare Island Naval Shipyard, December 1967. Richard Leonhardt

USS CARMICK DD-493 / DMS-33 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR William Smith Whiteside    Dec 28 1942 - Jul 9 1943
LCDR Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon    Jul 9 1943 - Aug 10 1943 (Later RADM)
CDR Robert Oakley Beer    Aug 10 1943 - Jan 1 1945 (Later RADM)
CDR  Williston Lamar Dye Sr.    Jan 1 1945 - Mar 18 1945
(As DMS-33)
LCDR Thomas Motley II    Mar 18 1945 - Oct 7 1945
LCDR Asa Allen Clark III    Oct 7 1945 - ?
CDR Richard Kent Margetts    ? 1950 - ? 1953
CDR George Gill Ball    ? 1953 - Feb 15 1954

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Martin Strauss
Address: 28966 Nottingham Road, Hayward,CA. 94544-6344
Phone: (510)887-4366

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.

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Carmick (DMS-33)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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