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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. December 7 1942.
Launched September 30 1943 and commissioned March 13 1944.
Decommissioned January 31 1947 and recommissioned October 5 1951.
Decommissioned November 6 1959.
Stricken December 1 1974.
Fate Sunk as target off Puerto Rico February 23 1978.

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Rowe 82kArtist's conception of the Rowe 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
Rowe 128kUndated, location unknown.Don Halloran
Rowe 157kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Rowe 160kUndated, location unknown.Bill Gonyo
Rowe 173kUndated, location unknown.Bill Gonyo
Rowe 200kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Rowe 136kUSS Rowe DD-564, March 1944. NARA Photo. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 6d.Fred Weiss
Rowe 98kThe USS Rowe (DD-564) soon after recommissioning 5 October 1951 at Charleston NY. The Rowe is still in her WWII configuration, except for her search lights and platform on the forward stack being removed. The Rowe remained in this configuration until going into the Charleston NY in August 1952 to be upgraded to the so called 4-gun Standard Configuration ... losing the #53 5" gun mount and replacing all the 40mm guns with three twin 3" guns.David Buell
Rowe 218kTwo ladies admire the moored USS Rowe (DD-564) while she pays a visit to the Naval Academy during June Week 1956. Photo by George Cook of the Baltimore Sun Newspaper (June 2 1956)Bill Gonyo
Rowe 186kUSS Rowe (DD-564) underway at sea, circa the middle or later 1950s, after being fitted with 3"/50 guns. This image was received by the Naval Photographic Center in December 1959. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #: NH 107254.Robert Hurst
Rowe 116k At Genoa, Italy January 12 1959.Carlo Martinelli
Rowe 75kReady for her fate, Norfolk 1968.Marc Piché
Rowe 81kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski

USS ROWE DD-564 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Andrew Lee Young Jr.    Mar 13 1944 - Jan 19 1946
CDR John Tilghman Probasco    Jan 19 1946 - Feb 13 1946
LCDR Overton Dickinson Hughlett    Feb 13 1946 - Jan 31 1947
(Decommissioned Jan 31 1947 - Oct 5 1951)
CDR Charles Snowden Arthur Jr.    Oct 5 1951 - Sep 20 1953
CDR John Edward Shinners    Sep 20 1953 - 1955
CDR John Wesley Williams    May 1957 - Dec 1958
CDR James Wharton Durborow    Dec 1958 - 1959
CDR Richard Flournoy Jr.    ?

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Robert Wood
Address: Summer: 10785 Summit Ave. NE, Rockford, MI 49341 - Phone: (616) 866-9483
Winter: 2125 Reynolds Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801 - Phone: (863) 667-3334
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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