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|145k||October 1943: Brooklyn, N.Y. - Two views of Decker at the New York Navy Yard. She was in for her first yard availability following her initial convoy escort assignment. It appears that some of the items added or changed were floater net bins and life raft mounting stations.||Pieter Bakels|
Wehl, The Netherlands
|32k||starboard side, undated||-|
|86k||30 August 1944: Boston, Mass. - Starboard side and port bow view view of USS Decker anchored off Boston wearing MS32/3D camouflage scheme. Decker
is configured with a HF/DF main mast.
(U.S. Navy, Bureau of Shipping, Catalog #BS 70382 and #BS 70383 from the United States National Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|47k||circa 1947: ROCS Tai Ping underway.||Bob Hurst|
England, United Kingdom
|72k||04 February 1954: Tai Ping moored outboard of ROCS Tai Kang (ex-USS Wyffels/ DE 6).|
|View the USS Decker (DE 47) 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.|
|Decker's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 03 May 1943 - 01 Jul. 1943||Lcdr. Alan Bond Adams Jr. (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 01 Jul. 1943 - 21 Dec. 1943||Lcdr. Donald M. Kerr, USNR|
|3.) 21 Dec. 1943 - 12 Mar. 1945||Lcdr. Hiram Sydney Cody Jr., USNR (Evanston, Ill.)|
|4.) 12 Mar. 1945 - 31 Aug. 1945||Ltr. Robert D. Martin, USNR (Decomm.)|
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