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Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - SHELL BACK

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 Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ. April 19 1943.
Launched August 29 1943 and commissioned October 16 1943.
Decommissioned December (?) 1945 and recommissioned April 27 1951.
Decommissioned (?).
Stricken July 19 1969.
Fate Sold July 1970 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, OR and broken up for scrap.

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Marshall 60kThomas Worth Marshall, Jr., was born in Washington, D.C., on 22 December 1906. He attended the United States Naval Academy beginning in 1926. Following graduation in 1930, Ensign Marshall served in the battleship Nevada and received flight training at Hampton Roads, Virginia, and Pensacola, Florida. He subsequently was an officer on board the cruisers Marblehead and Houston, and the destroyer John D. Ford. Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Marshall was a member of the staff of Commander in Chief, Asiatic Fleet in 1934-1935. Following instruction at the Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut, Marshall served in the submarine S-42 until 1937, when he began duty with the Office of Naval Communications, in Washington, D.C. Lieutenant Marshall became Executive Officer of the destroyer Jacob Jones in 1939 and served in her for the rest of his life. Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, effective at the beginning of 1942, Thomas W. Marshall, Jr., was killed in action when Jacob Jones was torpedoed and sunk on 28 February of that year. Photo #: NH 48072, U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Marshall 77kArtist's conception of the Marshall 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
Marshall 99kUndated, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Marshall 83kUndated, Post Korean War era image.Tim White
Marshall 152kUndated, off Point Loma.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Marshall 166kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Marshall 294kNewspaper clipping of the Launch Ceremony dated August 30 1943.Ron Reeves
Marshall 50kUSS Marshall (DD-676) photographed circa late 1943, at about the time of her delivery to the Navy. This image has been retouched by wartime censors to remove the radar antenna atop the ship's Mark 37 gun director. However, the radar antennas on her foremast remain visible (USN Photo No NH 98072).Robert Hurst
Marshall 119kMoored at Destroyer Base, San Diego, circa 1945.Dave Wright
Marshall 119kHighlining with the USS Chara (AK-58) off Korea in December 1951. From the Wilbur "Casey" Karsten collection.David Kusel
Marshall 118kAs above.David Kusel
Marshall 134kUSS Marshall (DD-676) underway at sea, circa 1951-1953, while she was still fitted with a pole foremast and World War II era search radars. Note the escort aircraft carrier (CVE) in the center distance. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Marshall 119kNewspaper clipping from 1952 with image from 1952.L. R. Miller
Marshall 135kNewspaper clipping dated January 21 1952 about her Korean Service.Ron Reeves
Marshall 128kNewspaper clipping dated January 24 1952 about her name sake.Ron Reeves
Marshall 60kPassing Under The Golden Gate Bridge May 1952Al Myers SOM1C
Marshall 116kUSS Marshall (DD-676) photographed circa the mid-1950s, after installation of her new tripod foremast and SPS-6 air search radar. Note that the ship still retains her World War II era fire control radars, mounted atop her Mark 37 gun director. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Marshall 128kDestroyer Squadron 17, photographed at the foot of Broadway, San Diego, California, in March 1955. Destroyers in front row include (left to right): USS Twining (DD-540); USS Erben (DD-631); USS Halsey Powell (DD-686) and USS Gregory (DD-802). Behind them are (left to right): USS Shields (DD-596); USS Colahan (DD-658); USS Marshall (DD-676) and USS Porterfield (DD-682). USS Kearsarge (CVA-33) is tied up in the left distance, at Naval Air Station, North Island. Structure in the bottom center is the "Naval Destroyer Boat House". U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Marshall 119kSan Francisco 1958.Robert M. Cieri
Marshall 140kUSS Navasota (AO-106) refueling the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CVA-16) and the destroyer USS Marshall (DD-676) in the eastern Philippine Sea during the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis. Lexington, with assigned Carrier Air Group 21 (CVG-21), was deployed to the Western Pacific from 14 July to 19 December 1958. U.S. Navy photo from the USS Lexington (CVA-16) 1958 cruise book.Robert Hurst
Marshall 120kFebruary 1 1960, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Marshall 99kUSS Marshall (DD-676) at sea, 21 October 1962. Photographed by PH3 W.C. Maxwell, of USS Ranger (CVA-61).Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Marshall 130kUSS Marshall (DD-676) pulling alongside USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), during refueling exercises off the California coast, 7 March 1963. Photographed by AN D. Peters. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.Fred Weiss
Marshall 162kUSS Marshall (DD-676) underway on 19 February 1964. Photographed by Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Force, Pacific Fleet. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Marshall 41kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Marshall 125kShip's patch.Wolfgang Hechler

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Sinclair Best Wright    Oct 16 1943 - Mar 14 1944

CDR Joseph Dwight McKinney    Mar 14 1944 - May 9 1945

LCDR Charles Holovak    May 9 1945 - Dec 15 1945

(Decommissioned Dec 1945 - Apr 27 1951)

CDR Irving Doremus Dewey    Apr 27 1951 - ?

LCDR Joseph Alban Weber, Jr.    Jun 1952 

CDR William John Valentine    Sep 25 1952 - 1953

CDR Noel Vernon Bird    1953 - Dec 14 1955

CDR James Joseph McMullan    Dec 14 1955 - ?

CDR William Henry Pellett    ?

CDR Charles Albert Pelletier    ? 1958 - Jun 1959

CDR Hendrik William Trug (Hank) Nyland    Jun 1959 - ?

CDR Herman Keith Hopper    Oct 15 1961 - Oct 5 1963

CDR Joseph Francis Stanfill    Oct 5 1963 - 1965

CDR David Joshua Martz    ? - Dec 10 1966

CDR Charles Virgil Wilhoit Jr.    Dec 10 1966 - Mar 15 1969

CDR John Doroshuk Jr.    Mar 15 1969 - Jun 23 1969

LCDR Ralph Logan Seger Jr.    Jun 23 1969 - Jul 19 1969

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Jim "Jerry" Nugen
Phone: 870-426-3185

Contact Name: Al Myers
Phone: 702-395-8234

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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