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Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - DEAD CENTER

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 Consolidated Steel,Orange Texas. October 30 1944.
Launched March 31 1945 and commissioned July 31 1945.
Completed FRAM upgrade May 1963.
Decommissioned and Stricken July 2 1973.
Fate Sold April 29 1984 and broken up for scrap.

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Parks 64kFloyd B. Parks was born in Salisbury, Missouri, on 16 January 1911. He became a Marine Corps officer after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1934 and later became a Naval aviator. He commanded Marine Fighting Squadron 221 during the Battle of Midway. On 4 June 1942, Major Parks was killed in action leading his squadron against overwhelming numbers of qualitatively superior enemy fighter planes during the Japanese Air Attack on Midway. Photo #: USMC 412883. Captain Floyd B. Parks, USMC at San Diego, California, 23 March 1942. He commanded Marine Fighting Squadron 221 (VMF-221) at Midway in May & June 1942, and was killed in action defending the base from Japanese air attack on 4 June 1942. U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Parks 72kUndated, location unknown.Craig W. Deegan, BM3, USNR (Ret)
Parks 62kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Parks 140kUSS Tolovana (AO-64) refueling Floyd B. Parks (DD-884) to starboard and John R. Craig (DD-885) to port, date and place unknown.Erich Utecht, USS Tolovana 1968-70
Parks 59kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Parks 210kUndated, location unknown. USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884) and USS Orleck (DD-886) refuel from the USS Kawishiwi (AO-146). USN photo 1039817.David Buell
Chauncey 93kUndated, location unknown. From the collection of Ronald Roy, SMC, USN (Ret.).Scott Nelson
Chauncey 96kUndated, location unknown. From the collection of Ronald Roy, SMC, USN (Ret.).Scott Nelson
Chauncey 164kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Chauncey 129kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Parks 127kCirca 1950, probably off San Diego, California.Edward H. Cleary
Parks 111kRearming from the Titania, ALL HANDS magazine date December 1951.Stanley Svec
Parks 64kFires a 5"/38 gun of mount 52, while bombarding Wonsan, North Korea, during the seige of Wonsan, 25 September 1951.Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.Edward H. Cleary
Parks 146kUSS Titania (AKA-13) In Wonsan Harbor, North Korea, circa 10-13 September 1951, seen from USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884), which is coming alongside to take on fuel. Photographed by AFAN E.A. McDade. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Parks 115kUndocking from ARD-22 at Subic Bay, Philippines, circa late March or early April 1956, after being fitted with a temporary bow to allow her to steam to the United States for permanent repairs. She had been damaged in a collision with USS Columbus (CA 74) on 11 March 1956. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Joe Radigan
Parks 136kAt Subic Bay, Philippines, showing damage to her bow received in a collision with USS Columbus (CA 74) on 11 March 1956. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Joe Radigan
Parks 123kCirca mid 1950's.Marc Piché
Parks 55kUSS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884) underway circa 1957, location unknown. Photo U.S. Navy Official.Robert Hurst
Parks 110kUSS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884) photographed from the USS Baussell (DD-845) at Midway Island January 1957.Everett Ellestad
Parks 86kOff Luzon March 1957.Everett Ellestad
Parks 75kOff Luzon March 1957.Everett Ellestad
Parks 116kSan Francisco July 30 1957.Robert M. Cieri
Parks 120kJanuary 30 1961, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Parks 53kIn Japanese waters, February 1964.Marc Piché
Parks 73kAs above.Marc Piché
Parks 98kFloyd B. Parks coming into port in San Diego, taken in 1966.Russell Crosby
Parks 32kCirca 1960's.Marc Piché
Parks 148kView from the USS Hancock (CVA-19) off the coast of Vietnam March 1967.Charles Dehnert
Parks 79kCirca late 1960's.Marc Piché
Parks 98kUnderway in the Pacific, 11 February 1971. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.Fred Weiss
Parks 44kUSS Towers (DDG-9) and USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884) at Midway circa 1972.Richard Miller, BMCS, USN (Ret.)
Parks 59kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Parks 26kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Parks 137kShip's patch.Tommy Trampp
Parks 48kShip's Zippo.Tommy Trampp

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Morgan Slayton    Jul 31 1945 - May 10 1946
CDR John Henry Brandt    May 10 1946 - Oct 3 1947
CDR Richard Eugene Nichols    Oct 3 1947 - Jul 16 1949 (Later RADM)
CDR Herbert Gordon Claudius    Jul 16 1949 - Dec 15 1951
CDR John Joseph Foote    Dec 15 1951 - Apr 11 1953
CDR Kenneth Barton Hysong    Apr 11 1953 - Dec 2 1954
CDR Joseph Francis Gustaferro    Dec 2 1954 - Dec 18 1956
CDR Emmett Mobley Compton    Dec 18 1956 - Jul 21 1958
CDR Walter Francis Vincent Bennett    Jul 21 1958 - Aug 21 1960
CDR John William O'Neill    Aug 21 1960 - Jun 1 1962
CDR Theodore Rogness Johnson III    Jun 1 1962 - Aug 1 1962
LCDR Samuel Robert Jubel    Aug 1 1962 - Mar 1 1963
CDR Paul Walton Cobb    Mar 1 1963 - Oct 1 1964
CDR George Barry Wilson Jr.    Oct 1 1964 - Mar 18 1966
CDR Guy Morton Neely Jr.    Mar 18 1966 - Mar 19 1968
CDR Benny Joe Ricardo    Mar 19 1968 - Aug 10 1969
CDR James Francis Donovan    Aug 10 1969 - Jun 29 1971
CDR James Moody McCullough    Jun 29 1971 - Nov 20 1972
CDR Eugene Joseph Erner    Nov 20 1972 - Jun 1 1973
LCDR Joseph Keeley Jr.    Jun 1 1973 - Jul 2 1973

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Chuck Bussell
Address: 12805 War Path , Austin, TX 78727
Phone: 512-238-6020
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
USS Floyd B. Parks website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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