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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; Westinghouse Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel , San Pedro. February 21 1943.
Launched August 1 1943 and commissioned November 27 1943.
Fate Sunk by Japanese Aircraft off Okinawa July 28 1945.
47 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty.

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Callaghan 70kBorn in San Francisco, Calif., 26 July 1890, Daniel Judson Callaghan graduated from the Naval Academy in 1911. His prewar service included command of Truxtun (Destroyer No. 14), staff duty afloat and ashore, and duty as Naval aide to the President. He commanded San Francisco (CA-38) from May 1941 to May 1942, then served as chief of staff to Commander, South Pacific area and South Pacific Force. Rear Admiral Callaghan was killed in action in the bitter naval Battle of Guadalcanal 13 November 1942 while commanding forces that helped turn back a far stronger Japanese fleet. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism during the action in which he gave his life.Bill Gonyo
Callaghan 78kArtist's conception of the Callaghan 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
Callaghan 124kUndated, location unknown. Photo Courtesy of the USS Abbot (DD-629) website.Bill Gonyo
Callaghan 46kUSS Callaghan (DD- (DD-792) underway in Camouflage Measure 32, Design 7D. Photo Australian armed forces. Image is available from the Collection Database of the Australian War Memorial under the ID Number: 302554.Robert Hurst
Callaghan 125kUSS Callaghan (DD-792) underway, circa 1944. USN Photo.Robert Hurst
Callaghan 163kFebruary 4 1944 at San Pedro.Ed Zajkowski
Callaghan 195kJune 1944, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Callaghan 62k1945, refueling from the USS South Dakota (BB-57).Pieter Bakels
Callaghan 114kPhoto #: 80-G-307034, Commodore Arleigh A. Burke, USN, Chief of Staff to Commander, Task Force 58, is highlined from USS Callaghan (DD-792) to USS Lexington (CV-16), while off Iwo Jima on 18 February 1945. Photographed from on board Lexington, with Callaghan's starboard bow in the background. The latter's camouflage appears to be Measure 32, Design 7D. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.-

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Francis Jospeh Johnson    Nov 27 1943 - Oct 1944
CDR Charles Marriner Bertholf    Oct 1944 - Jul 28 1945

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Helen L. Houston
Address: 5007 Davenport Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68132-2927
Phone: (402) 556-3635
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.

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Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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