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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NJTA

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - EDGEWATER

Displacement 3218 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 2" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.5 Knots, Range 3300 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ. December 16 1943.
Launched April 15 1944 and commissioned June 22 1944.
Decommissioned May 19 1950, recommissioned September 22 1950.
Decommissioned January 30 1970.
Stricken January 30 1970.
To Taiwan May 12 1970, renamed Yue Yang.
Fate Decommissioned January 6 1999 and sunk as a target October 13 2001.

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Haynsworth 157kWilliam McCall Haynsworth, Jr., was born in Darlington, S.C., 16 January 1901, and appointed Midshipman from the Sixth Congressional District of South Carolina 19 June 1919. After graduation from the Naval Academy he reported for duty on board destroyer Mahan, 16 June 1924, and was detached in April 1928 for postgraduate instruction in mechanical engineering at the Naval Academy, followed by postgraduate work at various colleges and industrial plants. He was assigned to cruiser Houston, 10 November 1930 and detached in February 1934 to serve at the Naval Research Laboratory, Bellevue, District of Columbia until June 1936 when he was ordered to Houston as Assistant Fire Control Officer. In April 1939 he reported to Charleston Navy Yard in connection with fitting out of Ingraham (DD-444). He assumed command of Ingraham 19 July 1941 and with the outbreak of World War II commenced escort duty for convoys sailing from New York and Halifax to the British Isles. Ingraham, while investigating the collision of destroyer Buck with a merchant vessel, was rammed by fleet oiler Chemung in dense fog oft Nova Scotia, 22 August 1942. The force of the collision exploded Ingraham, killing Commander Haynsworth and all but ten men and one officer.Bill Gonyo
Haynsworth 154kArtist's conception of the Haynsworth as built in a cutaway view 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
Haynsworth 28kUndated postcard image.Mike Smolinski
Haynsworth 177kUndated World War II image.Tommy Trampp
Haynsworth 101kUndated postcard image.Tommy Trampp
Haynsworth 169kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Haynsworth 138kChristened by Mrs. William M. Haynsworth April 15 1944,Dale Hargrave
Haynsworth 87kPhoto #: NH 45510. USS Haynesworth (DD-700) on June 21 1944 at Federal Shipbuilding, the day before her commissioning. She is painted in Camouflage Measure 31 Design 16d. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tracy White
Haynsworth 77kUSS Haynsworth (DD-700), during her delivery to the U.S. Navy from Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey, on 21 June 1944. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Photo # 19-N-681148.Robert Hurst
Haynsworth 92kJuly 23 1944 at New York Navy Yard. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 31, Design 16d.Ed Zajkowski
Haynsworth 113kUSS Haynsworth USS Haynsworth (DD-700) from the deck of the USS Sangay (AE-10) in 1945, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Haynsworth 103kStern view of USS Haynsworth (DD 700) off Mare Island on 28 June 1945.Darryl Baker
Haynsworth 92kBow on view of USS Haynsworth (DD 700) off Mare Island on 28 June 1945.Darryl Baker
Haynsworth 210kOctober 5 1956, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Haynsworth 95kOff Virginia, circa 1958.Marc Piché
Haynsworth 102kOff Chicago being towed out into Lake Michigan in 1959.Bill Morton
Haynsworth 118kFebruary 1960, location unknown.Wolfgang Hechler
Haynsworth 62kSnell Lock in the St. Lawrence Seaway July 1960.Marc Piché
Haynsworth 91kBoston Naval Shipyard, July 4 1962© Richard Leonhardt
Haynsworth 60kBoston Naval Shipyard, July 4 1962© Richard Leonhardt
Haynsworth 60kBoston Naval Shipyard, July 4 1962© Richard Leonhardt
Haynsworth 60kBoston Naval Shipyard, July 4 1962© Richard Leonhardt
Haynsworth 53kBoston, August 1963© Richard Leonhardt
Haynsworth 60kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Haynsworth 86kShip's patch.Russ Moody
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Robert A. (Steve) Brodie Jr.    Jun 22 1944 - Dec 14 1944 (Later RADM)
CDR Stephen Noel Tackney    Dec 14 1944 - Jul 17 1945
CDR James Edward (Jimmy) Smith    Jul 17 1945 - Jun 1946
CDR Jack Kennedy    Jun 1946 - 1948
CDR John Henry Besson Jr.    1948 - 1949 (Later RADM)
CDR Robert Marvin Brownlie   1949 - 1950
LCDR Bernard William Frese Jr.    1950 - May 19 1950
Decommissioned May 19 1950 - Sep 22 1950
CDR Herbert Fox Rommel Jr.    Sep 22 1950 - 1952
CDR William David Baker    1952 - 1954
CDR Leonard Erb    1954 - Oct 27 1956
CDR Clyde Bertram Anderson    Oct 27 1956 - Nov 27 1957
CDR Sidney Robert Weed    Nov 27 1957 - Nov 14 1959
CDR Robert Bruce Stahl    Nov 14 1959 - Jul 14 1961
CDR Robert Chambliss Light    Jul 14 1961 - 1963
CDR Fred Wallace    1963 - Jun 8 1964
CDR Kenneth Leroy Kniskern    Jan 8 1964 - Jan 3 1966
CDR John Pendleton Duckett    Jan 3 1966 - 1967
CDR Jack Charles Kittrell    1967 - Jan 1968
LCDR Donald Lee Edwards Jan 1968 - Jan 1969
CDR Richard Bradford Howe    Jan 1969 - Jan 30 1970

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Anthony 'Billy' Barnett

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
USS Haynsworth Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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