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|Artist's conception of the Kendrick 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.
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|December 1942 at Mare Island.
|December 1942 at Mare Island.
|Broadside view of USS Kendrick (DD 612) off Mare Island on 6 December 1942. She was under repairs at the yard from 23 November to 6 December 1942.
|Cal Emerson/Darryl Baker
|USS Kendrick (DD-612) underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California on 6 December 1942. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #: NH 107215.
|Overhead stern quarter view of the USS Kendrick (DD-612), as seen in January, 1943. A Benson class vessel, she was configured with the after set of torpedo tubes replaced with light weight A.A. gun mounts. Photo caption from the 1943-45 Naval Recognition Manual.
|USS Kendrick (DD-612) taken near NY/Boston, 26 April 1943, USN/ONI photo.
|United States Naval Department Bureau of Ships War Torpedo Damage Diagram and Report No. 50. USS Kendrick (DD-612). Aerial torpedo damage from explosion on September 2, 1943 in the Western Mediterranean Sea.
|Stern view of the USS Kendrick (DD-612) dry docked in Oran in November, 1943. Note the relatively minor propeller damage, even being at such close proximity to the torpedo damaged area of the ship. Source: United States Naval Department Bureau of Ships War Torpedo Damage/Loss Report No. 50.
|Starboard stern view of the USS Kendrick (DD-612) dry docked in Oran in November, 1943. Photo shows the temporary rudder connections to the hull and the misalignment of the starboard shaft. Source: United States Naval Department Bureau of Ships War Torpedo Damage/Loss Report No. 50.
|Overhead stern view of the USS Kendrick (DD-612) showing the completed temporary rudder and patched hull. Designed by her captain to stabilize the ship during towing, the cable to the rudder crosshead is passed around the lower part of the after 5” mount and fastened to pad eyes welded to the crosshead. Source: United States Naval Department Bureau of Ships War Torpedo Damage/Loss Report No. 50.
|USS Kendrick June 23 1945 after she received the AA refit. Note the lack of torpedo tubes, the twin 40mm amidships and the quad 40mm aft forward of mount 53.
|USS Kendrick (DD-612) is seen from the starboard side underway in the Atlantic by an aircraft from squadron ZP-11, 24 October 1944.
National Archives photo 80-G-281840, courtesy of C. Lee Johnson, usndazzle.com.
|USS Kendrick, DD 612, taken 27 Jun 1945. Photo is Official USN, NYNY # 10313-6-45. Photo was taken at an altitude of 250 feet.
|Ready for her fate, Norfolk 1967.
LCDR Cecil Thilman Caufield Sep 12 1942 - Nov 2 1943 CDR Alston Maury Boyd Jr. Nov 2 1943 - Apr 14 1945 LCDR Benjamin Thomas Frana Apr 14 1945 - Jun 25 1946 LCDR Robert Brent Harrell Jun 25 1946 - Mar 31 1947
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