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Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - GUNSMITH

Displacement 4619 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 418' 6"(oa) x 44' 11" x 15' (Max)
Armament 3 x 5"/54 DP (3x1), 4 x 3"/50 (2x2), 2 Hedghog ASW Mortars,
4 x 21" tt.(4x1) 6 x 12.75" Mk 32 ASW TT (2x3).
Machinery, 70,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 324.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath ME February 10 1955.
Launched April 12 1956 and commissioned February 1 1957.
Decommissioned January 30 1970 and recommissioned April 17 1971.
Decommissioned March 4 1983.
Stricken June 1 1990.
Fate Sold June 30 1994 for $20,275 to N.R. Acquisitions, Balitmore, MD for scrapping.

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Manley 65kJohn Manley of Boston, born circa 1733, was selected for command of schooner Lee 24 October 1775. As Captain of Lee, on 28 November he captured one of the most valuable prizes of the Revolutionary War—British brigantine Nancy carrying much ordnance and military stores for British troops in Boston that proved invaluable to Washington’s army. For his “great vigilance and industry,” Manley was appointed commodore in January 1776 of “Washington’s fleet,” a group of small armed ships fitted out by him to harass the British and to seize supply vessels. Commissioned captain in the Continental Navy 17 April 1776, he sailed in Hancock until the frigate and her prize, HMS frigate Fox, were taken in July 1777. Imprisoned in New York until March 1778, he then entered privateer service to command Marlborough, Cumberland, and a prize, HMS Jason, until 1782, except for two more periods of imprisonment, one for 2 years in Mill Prison, England. On 11 September 1782, he returned to the Navy with command of frigate Hague. On a West Indies voyage he made a spectacular escape from a superior naval force; and, in January 1783, took the last significant prize of the war, Baille. Regarded as one of the outstanding captains of the young Navy, he had captured 10 prizes singlehanded and participated in the seizure of five others. Captain Manley died in Boston in 1793.Robert M. Cieri
Manley 84kUndated, location unknown.D. A. Bailey
Manley 73kUndated, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Manley 146kUndated, location unknown.David Buell
Manley 128kUndated, location unknown. USS Manley (DD-940), USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).Ron Reeves
Manley 66kUndated, location unknown. USS Manley (DD-940), USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).Ron Reeves
Manley 61kUndated, location unknown. USS Manley (DD-940), USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).Ron Reeves
Manley 90kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Manley 149kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Manley 159kUndated, location unknown. USS Manley (DD-940), USS Gearing (DD-710) and USS Newport News (CA 148).Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Manley 122k1957 on the Clyde.Phil Scarfe Beckett
Manley 60kPhoto from OUR NAVY MAGAZINE dated April 15 1957.Stanley Svec
Manley 199kView of the Manley after being hit by a rogue wave on December 12 1957.Ed Zajkowski
Manley 110kFebruary 2, 1960: The USS MANLEY, DD-940 in the Mediterranean Sea while operating with the 6th Fleet. Note the second destroyer partially hidden at the top part of the mast. Official US Navy Photo.John N Adriani Sr.
Adriani-Evans Collection
Manley 88kCirca 1962Fred Weiss SOG3
Manley 74kCirca 1965, location unknown. Photo courtesy of Captain Aldo Fraccaroli.Robert Hurst
Manley 67kUSS Manley (DD-940) underway in 1968, location unknown. United States Navy photo by PH3 F. G. Burger.Robert Hurst
Manley 135kPearl Harbor, circa May 18 1968.© Richard Leonhardt
Manley 148kAt Barcelona, Spain,on May 17 1969, just a few months before she underwent her ASW modernization (project SCB-221). Note that the forward 3"/50 twin gun mount had been removed, superstructure enlarged, deckhouse added between her funnels.Fabio Peña
Manley 169kAs above.Fabio Peña
Manley 56kAs above.Robert Ruiter
Manley 55kAs above.Robert Ruiter

Click here for a series of 28 images of the Manley on a special page taken in May 1971 at Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Manley 136kThree images of the Manley in March/April at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Photo by Philadelphia Navy Yard.Ed Zajkowski
Manley 128kAs aboveEd Zajkowski
Manley 160kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Manley 151kFour images of the Manley's first shipyard shakedown cruise down Delaware River March 1971.Ed Zajkowski
Manley 161kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Manley 128kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Manley 125kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Manley 67kPostcard Copyright © Atlantic Fleet Sales, Norfolk, VA of the Manley in Hampton Roads June 1971.Mike Smolinski
Manley 56kManley in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in October 1971 on a shakedown cruise.Robert Ruiter
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October 1971, USS Manley (DD-940) in port Amsterdam. Shot from a Soviet warship during her visit to that port.
Eugene Ivkin
Manley 169kOctober 1971, USS Manley (DD-940) in port Amsterdam. Shot from a Soviet warship during her visit to that port.Eugene Ivkin
Manley 229kSpring 1973 somewhere in the Eastern Med Sea from the Soviet Kashin class DDG Krasny Krim.Eugene Ivkin
Manley 570kUnderway at sea, August 1975. Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 106972Robert Hurst
Manley 128kAugust 1975.Fred Weiss
Manley 107kCirca 1977-1982, Mayport, Florida.LCDR Donald E. Garavito USN (Ret.)
Manley   Manley   Manley   Manley
Welcome Aboard pamphlet - circa 1980
Wolfgang Hechler
Manley 256kMist surrounds three docked destroyers. The destroyers are, from left to right: the USS Manley (DD-940), the USS Vogelgesang (DD-862) and the USS Edson (DD-946), April 1 1982. Photo courtesy of the National Archives.Bill Gonyo
Manley 122kCirca 1984-1990 at Philadelphia Navy Yard. USS Blandy (DD-943), USS Davis (DD-937), USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) and USS Manley (DD-940).Ed Zajkowski
Manley 77kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Manley 153kShip's patch.Tom Gamstetter
Manley 95kShip's Zippo.Tommy Trampp

USS MANLEY DD-940 History
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(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR William Howard Rowen    Feb 1 1957 - 1958

CDR David Haywood Maddux    1958 - Jan 15 1959

CDR Jewett Alexander Baldridge    Jan 15 1959 - 1960

CDR Kenneth Carroll Wallace    1960 - Oct 1961

CDR Leon Ivan Smith Jr.    Oct 1961 - 1963

CDR Robert Thomas Ruxton Jr.    Feb 1963 - Aug 1964

CDR Raymond Aanthony Komorowski    1964 - 1966

CDR Warren Curry Graham Jr.    1966 - 1967

CDR John Richard Wettroth    1967 - 1969

CDR William Raymond Yetman    1969 - Jan 30 1970

(Decommissioned Jan 30 1970 - Apr 17 1971)

CDR David Edward Ferguson    Apr 17 1971 - Aug 4 1972

CDR Marvin Edward McGuire    Aug 4 1972 - Sep 1974

CDR Lyman Edward Krekel    Sep 1974 - 1976

CDR Glen Walter Smith    1976 - 1978

CDR John Raymond Brandon    1978 - Feb 20 1981

CAPT John Algot Carlson    Feb 20 1981 - Mar 4 1983

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Joe Dennison
Address: 905 Sea Duck Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32119-8764
Phone: (904)767-8068

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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Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
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