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Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 40mm, 10/11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; Westinghouse Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco. March 17 1942.
Launched January 10 1943 and commissioned August 19 1943.
Decommissioned January 15 1947 and recommissioned August 1 1951.
Decommissioned June 9 1954 in Norfolk.
Stricken October 1 1972.
Fate Sold January 2 1974 to Southern Scrap Material Co., New Orleans, LA for $ 139,377.60 and scrapped.

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McCord 96kComdr. Frank C. McCord, USN, born at Vincennes, Ind., 2 August 1890, was appointed midshipman 5 July 1907. From 1925 on, his career centered on naval aviation. On 30 June 1932 he reported for duty on the dirigible Akron, assuming command 3 January 1933. He died when the lighter-than-air craft crashed off the coast of New Jersey, 4 April 1933.Bill Gonyo
McCord 82kArtist's conception of the McCord as she appeared after original construction 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
McCord 91kUndated, location unknown.Robert Hurst
McCord 143kUndated, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Chauncey 127kUndated, location unknown. USS Black (DD-666), USS Chauncey (DD-667) and USS McCord (DD-534). From the collection of Ronald Roy, SMC, USN (Ret.).Scott Nelson
Chauncey 101kAs above from a different angle.Scott Nelson
Chauncey 123kUSS McCord (DD-534), At anchor, circa 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #: NH 107248.Robert Hurst
McCord 90kNavy Photo 7838-43, broadside view of USS McCord (DD 534) off San Francisco on 24 Nov 1943. McCord was only at Mare Island from November 23 until 24 1943.Darryl Baker
McCord 72kNavy Photo 7840-43, bow on view of USS McCord (DD 534) off San Francisco on 24 Nov 1943. McCord was only at Mare Island from November 23 until 24 1943.Darryl Baker
McCord 89kCrew at a ship's party circa 1943-1944 from the collection of Leonard C. Anderson, Sr.Leonard C. Anderson Jr., MGYSgt USMC (Ret.)
McCord 31kEntering New York September 15 1952.Marc Piché
McCord 100kSan Francisco 1957.Robert M. Cieri

USS McCORD DD-534 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR William Talty Kenny    Aug 19 1943 - Aug 26 1944

CDR Fred Daniel Michael    Aug 26 1944 - Jan 15 1947

(Decommissioned Jan 15 1947 - Aug 1 1951)

LCDR Edward Matthew Higgins    Aug 1 1951 - Aug 11 1953

CDR Frank John Coulter    Aug 11 1953 - Jun 9 1954

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Donald F Dorsey
Address: 5844 Sandy Pointe Drive, Sarasota, FL 34233
Phone: (941)706-3991

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
USS McCord Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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