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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NGLN

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - OLD GOLD

Displacement 3460 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 390' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 4" (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, 36.8 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath ME March 12 1945.
Launched July 14 1945 and commissioned October 4 1945.
Completed FRAM upgrade July 1963.
Decommissioned and Stricken October 1 1976.
Fate Sunk as target off Puerto Rico February 26 1981.

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Glennon 69kJames H. Glennon was born on 11 February 1857 at French Gulch in Shasta County, California. He received his higher education at the U.S. Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1878, and spent most of the following seven years in the Pacific on the warships Lackawanna, Alaska, Pensacola and Ranger. He returned to the Naval Academy for service in the training ship Constellation during the later 1880s. Promoted to Lieutenant (Junior Grade) in March 1889, he was assigned to the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, during the last five months of that year, and then served in the cruiser Charleston. Glennon had further service at the Naval Academy in 1893-1896 and 1899-1900, during nearly all of which time he held the rank of Lieutenant. From mid-1896 to the end of 1898 he was an officer of the battleship Massachusetts, in which he participated in the Spanish-American War's Cuban campaign. During the early 1900s, Lieutenant Commander Glennon served on the Asiatic Station, as Executive Officer of the gunboat Vicksburg and monitor Monterey. He also commanded the smaller gunboat General Alava and was in charge of the Nautical School at Manila. Stationed at Mare Island in 1904 and at the Bureau of Ordnance in Washington, D.C., in 1905-1907, Commander Glennon's next seagoing assignment was as Commanding Officer of the gunboat Yorktown in the Pacific in 1907 and 1908. Further shore duty at the New York Navy Yard was accompanied by promotion to Captain in October 1909. Over the next six years he commanded the battleships Virginia, Florida and Wyoming, as well as serving on boards dealing with Naval ordnance, a field in which he had extensive expertise. In 1915-1917 Captain Glennon was Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., and was promoted to Rear Admiral while in that post. He carried out a special mission to Russia during 1917, and then had command of a series of Atlantic Fleet battleship divisions. Rear Admiral Glennon's final assignments were as Commandant of the Thirteenth Naval District, headquartered at Seattle, Washington, in late 1918 and early 1919, and the New York based Third Naval District from March 1919 until his retirement from active duty in February 1921. James H. Glennon died in Washington, D.C., on 29 May 1940. Photo #: NH 49336. Rear Admiral James H. Glennon, USN, Commandant, Third Naval District photographed at New York City, circa 1919. Note details of his boat cloak. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart/Bill Gonyo
Glennon 34kUndated, location unknown.-
Glennon 91kUndated, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Glennon 180kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Glennon 125kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Glennon 58kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Glennon 115kThe USS Glennon (DD-840) and USS Cone (DD-866) alongside an unknown cruiser in 1945, location unknown.Robert M. Cieri
Glennon 111k1946, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Glennon 67kUSS Glennon (DD-840) underway in June 1948. National Archives photo 80-G-396587, from USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) publication The Natural 1948, Vol. 1 No. 13Robert Hurst
Glennon 113kSixth Fleet warships anchored off the city, during a "good will" visit, 2 March 1950. Note Navy personnel on the landing at left centre, with United States and Turkish flags flying nearby. Ships present are from left to right: USS Glennon (DD-840); USS Charles R. Ware (DD-865); USS Newport News (CA-148); USS Everett F. Larson (DDR-830) and USS Midway (CVB-41). Photo No 80-G-413452.Robert Hurst
Glennon 198kUSS Eaton (DD-510) and USS Glennon (DD-840) in Aarhus,Denmark during the 1954 N.Europe/Med cruise. From the collection of Wendell Stimets who was the Medical Officer for Escort Division 22 from 1952-1955.Glenn Stimets
Glennon 95kNewspaper clipping from 1958, which shows the Gearing Class destroyers USS GLENNON (DD-840) and USS BROWNSON (DD-868), locking through, Bremerhaven, Germany, having been on a visit to that port.Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus
Glennon 74kTaken in 1961 from the 01 level at the forward end of the tube deck during some sloppy weather.J. Walker
Glennon 70kDifferent view, same as aboveJ. Walker
Glennon 100kSouth Boston, July 1961© Richard Leonhardt
Glennon 220kGuantanamo Bay Cuba, September 28 1965© Richard Leonhardt
Glennon 87kLa Guira, Venezuela, October 24 1965© Richard Leonhardt
Glennon 60kAtlantic, October 1965© Richard Leonhardt
Glennon 50kAtlantic, November 1965© Richard Leonhardt
Glennon 61kAtlantic, November 1965© Richard Leonhardt
Glennon 496kUSS Glennon (DD-840) Underway in Narragansett Bay off Quonset Point, Rhode Island on 5 May 1966. Photographer PH3 F.J. Boudreau
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107005
Robert Hurst
Glennon 38kAtlantic, October 1966© Richard Leonhardt
Glennon 125kMoored at Navy Yard, Washington, DC, prior to 1968. Photo by William P. Jones, MD, former medical officer, USS Niagara Falls (AFS-3)William P. Jones
Glennon 55kAt Barcelona, Spain, in the summer of 1973. From left to right: the guided missile destroyer leader/frigate (later cruiser) USS Dale (DLG 19, later CG 19); the guided missile destroyers USS Conyngham (DDG 17) and USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23), the destroyer escort (later frigate) USS Elmer Montgomery (DE 1082, later FF 1082), and the destroyers USS Glennon (DD 840) and USS Sarsfield (DD 837). Photo by Isidoro Cenera.Fabio Peña
Glennon 36kThe following seven photographs show the Glennon highlining with the USNS Sgt. Joseph E. Muller as the Glennon provided "shotgun" during intelligence operations in 1969.Cameron C. Cook, CTR2, 1965-1969
Glennon 32kAs above.Cameron C. Cook, CTR2, 1965-1969
Glennon 45kAs above.Cameron C. Cook, CTR2, 1965-1969
Glennon 40kAs above.Cameron C. Cook, CTR2, 1965-1969
Glennon 49kAs above.Cameron C. Cook, CTR2, 1965-1969
Glennon 35kAs above.Cameron C. Cook, CTR2, 1965-1969
Glennon 32kAs above.Cameron C. Cook, CTR2, 1965-1969
Glennon 63kTaken (from USS Ouellet) in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1972Jim Anez
Glennon 22kIn Charleston in 1973.Jim Hartis
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Decommissioning pamphlet - October 1 1976
Wolfgang Hechler
Glennon 117kFebruary 8 1979, ex-USS Glennon (DD-840) under tow by USS Hoist (ARS-40), southbound in Delaware Bay, from Inactive Ships Facility, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. The ship was taken to Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA, where it was to be prepared for use as a target.William F. Fessenden
Glennon 55kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Glennon 34kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Glennon 105kShip's patch circa 1958.John Elrod
Glennon 48kShip's patch decal.Ron Reeves
Glennon 18kShip's Zippo.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.

USS GLENNON DD-840 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR George Washington Pressey    Oct 4 1945 - Feb 1947

CDR John Holladay Kaufman    Feb 1947 - Mar 1948

CDR Sam Albert Lief    Mar 1948 - Aug 1949

CDR George Francis Dalton    Aug 1949 - Sep 1951

CDR John Francis Quinn    Sep 1951 - Sep 1953

CDR William Robert McClintick    Sep 1953 - Sep 1955

CDR Floyd Elbert Hoskins    Sep 1955 - Dec 1956

CDR Floyd Earnest Smith    Dec 1956 - Dec 1957

CDR David Purdy Wynkoop    Dec 1957 - Aug 1959

CDR Lambert Vernon (Larry) Forde    Aug 1959 - Jun 16 1961

CDR John Carroll Powell II    Jun 16 1961 - Aug 1962

LCDR William Jude Davis    Aug 1962 - Apr 1963

CDR William Maddox McDonald    Apr 1963 - Jul 1965

CDR William Cornell Magee    Jul 1965 - Dec 20 1967

CDR George Marshall Johnson    Dec 20 1967 - Oct 1969

CDR Henry Robert Jones    Oct 1969 - Sep 1971

CDR Eddie Frederick Best    Sep 1971 - Sep 1973

CDR Michael Stuart Carswell    Sep 1973 - Sep 1975

CDR David Gregory MacPherson    Sep 1975 - Sep 1 1976

LCDR Albert Erwin Aldo Jr.    Sep 1 1976 - Oct 1 1976

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Anthony DeNatale
E-mail: None

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