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USS SHANNON (DD-737 / DM-25 / MMD-25)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NHWK

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 Bath Iron Works, Bath ME February 12 1944.
Launched June 24 1944 and commissioned September 8 1944.
Completed as Minelayer DM-25, reclassified MMD-25 January 1 1969.
Decommissioned June 30 1955.
Stricken November 1 1970.
Fate Sold May 18 1973 to Boston Metals, Baltimore and broken up for scrap.

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Shannon 66kHarold D. Shannon was born in Chicago, Illinois, on 16 September 1892. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1913 and became a commissioned officer in 1917. Serving in France during the First World War, he was decorated for his role in the Battle of Belleau Wood. He continued his Marine Corps service during peacetime, including service in the Caribbean and Central America. Promoted to Colonel in May 1942, he commanded Marine defensive units at Midway Atoll during the Battle of Midway. Colonel Shannon later served at Pearl Harbor and at San Diego, where he passed away on 16 February 1943. Photo #: 80-G-318249. Colonel Harold D. Shannon, USMC, photographed circa Autumn 1942. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.Bill Gonyo
Shannon 127kUndated, location unknown.-
Shannon 65kUndated, location unknown. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 3d.-
Shannon 100kUSS Shannon(DM-25) steams past task forces gathering for the Okinawa Operation, circa March 1945. Location is probably Ulithi Atoll. Ships in the near background include USS Flint (CL-97), in left center, and USS Miami(CL-89), at right. Three Essex class aircraft carriers are anchored in the middle distance. USS Enterprise (CV-6) is at the far left.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Shannon 198kUSS Shannon as DM-25 in 1950 exercises as seen from USS Johnston (DD-821). From the photo collection of LCdr Frank Lucas.John Chiquoine
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USS SHANNON DD-737 / DM-25 / MMD-25 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Edward Lee Foster    Sep 8 1944 - Jun 10 1945
CDR William Robins Crenshaw    Dec 15 1945 - Jul 2 1947
CDR Robert Alonzo Phillips    Jul 2 1947 - May 1949
CDR James Starr Shilson    May 1949 - Aug 1951
CDR George Clifton Ellerton Jr.    Aug 1951 - 1953
CDR William Linsay Poindexter   1953 - Oct 24 1955

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: John Duegaw
Address: P.O. Box 3203, Stafford, VA 22555
Phone: (540)288-9632
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
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Shannon (DM-25)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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