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Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 10 x 40mm, 7 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Seattle Tacoma Shipbuilding. March 27 1942.
Launched February 9 1943 and commissioned August 31 1943.
Heavily damaged by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft April 29 1945 off Okinawa.
Decommissioned November 1 1945.
Stricken November 16 1945.
Fate Broken up for scrap atNorfolk Navy Yard March 3 1946.

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Haggard 241kCaptain Thomas Haggard commanded the American armed ship Louisa, which successfully engaged French and Spanish privateers 20 August 1800 off Tarifa, during the Quasi-War with France. Louisa fought off boarders and escaped, although damaged severely in the rigging. Captain Haggard was wounded in the engagement. Photo from the book "American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by William J. Abbott 1902.Bill Gonyo
Haggard 82kArtist's conception of the Haggard 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
Haggard 181kA view of the USS Haggard (DD-555) taken 22 September 1943 shortly after her completion in the Seattle area. The Haggard is armed in the standard configuration of five twin 40mm gun mounts, seven single 20mm and 10 torpedo tubes. USN Photo.Rick E. Davis
Haggard 93kTaken April 1945 from the USS San Diego (CL-53), on Picket Line off of Okinawa. San Diego is assisting USS Haggard (DD-555) after she took a kamikazi hit.USN
Haggard 28kSix views of the scrapping of the Haggard in Norfolk, circa March 1946.Ron Reeves
Haggard 84kAs above.Ron Reeves
Haggard 60kAs above.Ron Reeves
Haggard 25kAs above.Ron Reeves
Haggard 28kAs above.Ron Reeves
Haggard 28kAs above.Ron Reeves

USS HAGGARD DD-555 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR David Alonzo Harris    Aug 31 1943 - Jan 30 1945
LCDR Verner Jensen Soballe    Jan 30 1945 - Sep 26 1945
LT Lendall Barton Knight    Sep 26 1945 - Nov 1 1945 (Prospective Commanding Officer)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Bud Weigand
Address: 3049 SE Cornutt St., Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Phone: (503) 640-8370

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

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