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Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - RACEWAY

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 Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro. August 1 1943.
Launched February 6 1944 and commissioned July 23 1944.
Decommissioned: June 30 1947 and recommissioned December 12 1950.
Completed FRAM upgrade December 1960.
Decommissioned October 29 1973.
Stricken October 31 1973.
To Brazil October 31 1973, renamed Espirito Santo.
Fate Stricken February 2 1996 and scrapped October 1996.

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Lowry 93kReigert Bolivar Lowrywas born 14 July 1826 In LaGuaira, Venezuela, theson of U.S. Consul Robert K. Lowry. Appointed midshipman 21 January 1840, Lowryin the Mexican War and was a member of Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s expeditionto Japanin 1855. He served with distinction in the Civil War, commanding George W. Peabody in the HatterasExpedition of August 1861, serving as executive officer in Brooklyn during the capture of New Orleansand the first attack on Vicksburg (April-June 1862), and commandingSciota in extensive river operations. His last command was Naval Station, New London, and he diedat Brooklyn Naval Hospital 25 November 1880.Bill Gonyo
Lowry 95kArtist's conception of the Lowry as she appeared after FRAM II overhaul 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
Lowry 50kUndated, World War II while going alongside a carrier.Kenny Pounders, USS Lowry Association
Lowry 92kUndated, World War II while going alongside a carrier.Kenny Pounders, USS Lowry Association
Lowry 48kUndated, World War II while going alongside a carrier.Kenny Pounders, USS Lowry Association
Lowry 27kUndated, location unknown.Bill Mackey
Lowry 33kUndated, location unknown.Bill Mackey
Lowry 47kUndated, location unknown.Kenny Pounders, USS Lowry Association
Lowry 49kUndated, location unknown.Kenny Pounders, USS Lowry Association
Lowry 41kUndated, location unknown.Kenny Pounders, USS Lowry Association
Lowry 14kUndated, location unknown.Kenny Pounders, USS Lowry Association
Lowry 165kCommissioning Day, July 23 1944, at Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 130kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 245kJuly 19 1944, the throttle board, main control or B-2 or forward engine room.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 124kAs above, main switchboard in forward engine room.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 140kAugust 1944, location uncertain.Pieter Bakels
Lowry 97kSan Pedro, August 1944.Pieter Bakels
Lowry 83kSan Pedro, Berth 232, August 2 1944.Pieter Bakels
Lowry 213kAugust 2 1944 at San Pedro.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 174kAs above, the wardroom.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 214kAs above, the messdecks.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 178kAs above, the pilot house.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 210kAs above, the IC room.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 147kAs above, Mount 51 ammunition storage and the "Merry-Go-Round."Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 169kAs above, the machine shop.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 159kAugust 3 1944 at San Pedro.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 187kAs above, the galley with cans on rack - Mazola, Jell-O, Ben-Hur celery salt, etc.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 168kAs above, the chartroom.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 213kAs above, the chartroom.Ed Zajkowski
Lowry 135kUSS Lowry (DD 770), underway off San Pedro, California, August 5 1944. National Archives and Records Administration photo # 19-N-69905.Robert Hurst
Lowry 89kSan Pedro, August 23 1944.Pieter Bakels
Lowry 102kUSS Lowry (DD-770) underway at sea in June 1952. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Photo #: 80-G-445149.Robert Hurst
Lowry 92kPrinted photo of Lowry alongside a Russian submarine during the Cuban Missle Crisis 1962.Kenny Pounders, USS Lowry Association
Lowry 67kSame incident but photo taken from the deck of the Lowry.Kenny Pounders, USS Lowry Association
Lowry 56kNOB Norfolk, August 1964© Richard Leonhardt
Lowry 63kChesapeake Bay 1964.© Richard Leonhardt
Lowry 78kPicture from the deck of the USS Great Sitkin AE-17 in 1968. She was comming along side to take on ammunition. We were in the South China SeaDave Wilber SN
Lowry 43kSummer 1968 off Vietnam.Kenny Pounders, USS Lowry Association
Lowry 76kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Lowry 27kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Lowry 77kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Lowry 56kShip's patch.Luiz Brazil (FT3 Ret Brazilian Navy)
On Brazilian Service
Lowry 115kAs the CT ESPÍRITO SANTO (D 38) at sea, circa 1975. Photo published by Brazilian Navy (BRN).Luiz Cotta, FT3 (Ret BRN)
Lowry 58kAs the CT Espírito Santo (D 38) at sea, circa 1979. Photo published by Brazilian Navy (BRN).Luiz Cotta, FT3 (Ret BRN)
Lowry 83kUSS LOWRY - as the CT "Espírito Santo" (D 38), in the Guanabara Bay, at Rio de Janeiro - BRAZIL, circa 1975. Published photo by Brazilian Navy (BRN).Luiz Cotta, FT3 (Ret BRN)
Lowry 59kAs the Espirito Santo D38.Bill Mackey
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Lawrence Henry Martin    Jul 23 1944 - Nov 2 1944
CDR Edwin Swain Miller    Nov 2 1944 - Apr 5 1947 (Later RADM)
CDR Bernard Fraklin Roeder    Apr 5 1947 - Jun 30 1947 (Later VADM)
LCDR Holis Clifton Rawls Jr.    Jun 27 1947 - Jun 30 1947
(Decommissioned Jun 30 1947 - Dec 27 1950)
LCDR Arthur Carroll Jackson    Dec 27 1950 - Dec 29 1950 (Acting)
CDR Charles Henry Morrison Jr.    Dec 29 1950 - Jan 2 1952
CDR Charles Barrett Carroll    Jan 2 1952 - Jan 27 1954
CDR James Frederick Bernard Johnston    Jan 27 1954 - Dec 17 1955
CDR Richard Edwin Brega    Dec 17 1955 - Aug 29 1957
CDR Vincent Mansfield Dickerson    Aug 29 1957 - Jul 11 1959
CDR Melvin Wilbert Cassidy    Jul 11 1959 - Apr 26 1961
CDR Albert Pinson Carpenter    Apr 26 1961 - Feb 1963
CDR Harold Moore Lamb    Feb 1963 - Jul 1964
CDR Robert Lee McElroy Jr.    Jul 1964 - Dec 20 1965
CDR Oliver F. Midgette    Dec 20 1965 - Oct 6 1966
CDR William Hunter Grigg    Oct 6 1966 - May 14 1968
CDR Robert Lightbourn Blanding    May 14 1968 - Feb 12 1970
CDR Frederic Chester Caswell Jr.    Frb 2 1970 - Oct 1 1971
CDR John Jarell Cashmere    Oct 1 1971 - Oct 12 1972
CDR Stanislaus Gregory Dyro    Oct 12 1972 - Jul 13 1973
LCDR Albert Thompson Mason    Jul 13 1973 - Oct 29 1973

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Bill Mackey
Address:PO Box 11147, Fort Lauderdale FL 33339-1147
Phone: (954) 566-6515

Note About Contacts.

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