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USS Griswold (DE 7)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - W - M - G
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 3 stars - WWII Victory Medal

Class: Evarts
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,140 tons (light), 1,430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 - 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 - 1.1"/75 cal. Mk2 quad AA (4x1), 9 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 183
Griswold (DE 7) Building and Operational Data:
  • 27 November 1942: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 09 January 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Don T. Griswold, mother of Ens. Griswold
  • 28 April 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr. Charles M. Lyons in command
  • 19 November 1945: Decommissioned at San Pedro, Cal. after 2 years and 6⅔ months of service
  • 05 December 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • 27 November 1946: Sold for scrapping to the Dulien Steel Products Co., Seattle, Wash.
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    Griswold 24k (poor image) bow on view, undated EM2 Smith
    Griswold 99k 23 May 1944: bow on view of USS Griswold in the Mare Island channel. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 26 April until 26 May 1944.

    (U.S. Navy photo #DE-7 3112-44)
    Darryl Baker
    PNCM, USNR (ret.)

    Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
    Griswold 97k 23 May 1944: broadside view of Griswold in the Mare Island channel.

    (U.S. Navy photo #DE-7 3110-44)
    Griswold 105k 23 May 1944: stern view of Griswold in the Mare Island channel.

    (U.S. Navy photo #DE-7 3107-44)
    Griswold 135k undated wartime image David Buell

    Griswold History
    View the USS Griswold (DE 7) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.

    Griswold's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 28 Apr. 1943 - 01 Sep. 1943Lcdr. Charles Malaher Lyons Jr., USNR (comm. CO) (Philadelphia, Pa.) (ret. as Radm.)
    2.) 01 Sep. 1943 - 06 Oct. 1944Lt. Marion Chambliss Walley, USNR
    3.) 06 Oct. 1944 - 19 Nov. 1945Lcdr. Logan Cresap Jr., USNR (decomm. CO)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Reunion Information Contact: Bruno Mancinelli
    Address: 24 Walnut St.
    City/State: Monongahela PA 15063
    Phone: (724) 528-5379

    Crew Contact Name: William F. Owens
    Address: 329 Kay Lane
    City/State: Parsons KS 67357
    Phone: (316) 421-4808
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