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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; Bethlehem Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 208.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro.May 1 1941.
Launched April 28 1942 and commissioned October 24 1942.
Decommissioned February 2 1946.
Stricken July 1 1971.
Fate Sold January 14 1975 to Boston Metals, Baltimore for $160,667.67 and broken up for scrap.

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-Henry Laub, born in York, Pa., was appointed midshipman 1 October 1809 under Commodore O. H. Perry. Wounded in the early part of the Battle of Lake Erie, 10 September 1813, he was carried below but struck by a round shot that crashed through the cockpit, killing him instantly. Congress expressed deep regret at his loss, commended his gallantry, and ordered that a sword be presented to his nearest male relative.Robert M. Cieri
Laub 82kArtist's conception of the Laub 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
Laub 169kUndated, location unknown.Joe Radigan/Bill Gonyo
Laub 99kUndated, location unknown. USS Laub (DD-613) underway with all guns trained to starboard. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-36819.Mike Green
Laub 85kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Laub 126kNovember 20 1942 at San Pedro.Ed Zajkowski
Laub 122kNovember 20 1942 at San Pedro.Ed Zajkowski
Laub 199kAugust 18 1943 at New York Navy Yard.Ed Zajkowski
Laub 137kOctober 1 1943 at New York Navy Yard.Ed Zajkowski
Laub 123kOctober 1 1943 at New York Navy Yard.Ed Zajkowski
Laub 158kOctober 1 1943 at New York Navy Yard.Ed Zajkowski
Laub 148kOctober 2 1943 at New York Navy Yard.Ed Zajkowski
Laub 179kNovember 20 1944 at Boston Navy Yard.Ed Zajkowski
Laub 149kNovember 20 1944 at Boston Navy Yard.Ed Zajkowski
Laub 115kNovember 20 1944 at Boston Navy Yard.Ed Zajkowski
Laub 90kUSS Laub is seen entering the shipyard piers at Charleston Navy Yard 2 Nov 1945 for decommissioning. She still has her Navy Day 1945 lettering displayed, and has also had the late-war 40mm addition. View from a USS McKee shipmate's tourist camera.John Chiquoine
Laub 72kSouth Boston Naval Annex, August 1960. (Poor-Blurred Taken from Distance) Richard Leonhardt
Laub 79kSouth Boston Naval Annex, August 1960 Richard Leonhardt
Laub 57kThe USS Laub (DD-613), USS Woolsey (DD-437) and the USS Heermann (DD-532) at South Boston Naval Annex. Richard Leonhardt
Laub 88kShip's original emblem manufactured by McGrogan's Patch Designs in Hayden, Idaho.Don McGrogan
BMCS, USN (Ret.)

USS LAUB DD-613 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR John Francis Gallaher    Oct 24 1942 - Aug 9 1943 (Later RADM)

LCDR Alexander Guion Hay    Aug 9 1943 - Mar 17 1944

CDR Anthony Carroll Roessler    Mar 17 1944 - Jul 1 1945

LCDR Moore P. Huffman    Jul 1 1945 - Sep 27 1945

LT David Michael Rubel    Sep 27 1945 - Feb 2 1946 (Later RADM)

LCDR Edwin Stansbury Schanze    ? - ?

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Ed Bednarik
Address: 150 Idlewood Lane, Aurora, Ohio 44202
Phone: (330)562-1515
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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