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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; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 208.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Seattle Tacoma Shipbuilding September 10 1941.
Launched July 17 1942 and commissioned July 1 1943.
Decommissioned March 16 1946.
Stricken December 1 1970.
Fate Sold May 8 1972 to Southern Materials, New Orleans for $69,000 and broken up for scrap.

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Satterlee 15kCharles Satterlee (14 September 1875 - 26 September 1918) was an officer in the United States Coast Guard during World War I. Born in Essex, Connecticut, Satterlee was appointed a cadet in the Revenue Cutter Service on 19 November 1895. In 1908, he was assigned as supervisor of anchorages at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. This duty included command of the cutter, Machinate. In 1909, he was ordered to Tahoma, then fitting out at Baltimore, Maryland, for a cruise to the Pacific. From 1910 to 1913, he was assistant inspector of lifesaving stations; and, on 1 September 1915, he was promoted to Captain in the Coast Guard. Captain Satterlee was in command of the cutter, Tampa, when that vessel was torpedoed and sunk with all hands on 26 September 1918 in the Bristol Channel while escorting a convoy.Bill Gonyo
Satterlee 82kArtist's conception of the Satterlee 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
Satterlee 61kNewspaper photo - date unknownWanda Pace
Lansdale 81kUndated, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Satterlee 137kUSS Satterlee (DD-626) In Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland, with other destroyers, 14 May 1944, while preparing for the invasion of France. Photographed from USS Quincy (CA-71). USS Baldwin (DD-624) is in the middle distance, with USS Nelson (DD-623) beyond. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Joseph F. Witherow Jr.    Jul 1 1943 - Feb 1 1944
LCDR Robert William Leach    Feb 1 1944 - May 10 1945
LCDR Henry Joseph Brantingham    May 10 1945 - Nov 30 1945

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Huston Joiner
Address: 43 Yale ,Port Jefferson NY 11777
Phone: (516) 331-3732
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.

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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