Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.

Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive

Ship's patches courtesy of Mike Smolinski

USS Hartley (DE 1029)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign:
N - P - F - Z
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Turner Town"

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

"By The Sword We Seek Peace"
Class: Courtney
Type: SCB No. 72 / 1954 - 55
Number in Class: 10
Displacement: 1,314 tons (light), 1,877 tons (full)
Length: 308' (wl), 314' 6" (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 19' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 Foster-Wheeler boilers; 1 De Laval geared turbine; 20,000 shp; 1 shaft
Speed: 26 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Complement: 12 / 161
Guns: 4 - 3"/50 (76mm) Mk33 Guns (2x2)
ASW Weapons: 1 Mk 108 ASW rocket launcher, 6 - 12.75" (324mm) Mk 32 torpedo tubes (2x3) / Mk 46 torpedos
Radars: AN/SPS-5 (surface), AN/SPS-6C (air)
Sonars: AN/SQS-4
Fire Control Systems: Mk63 Gun FCS, Mk105 Underwater Battery FCS
Hartley (DE 1029) Building and Operational Data:
  • 31 October 1955: Keel laid at the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J. commissioned 26 June 1957
  • 24 November 1956: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Henry Hartley, widow of Admiral Hartley
  • 26 June 1957: Commissioned at Philadelphia, Pa., Lcdr. C. N. Crandall, Jr. in command, assigned to CortRon 14 at Newport, R.I.
  • 16 June 1965: Broadsided by the Norwegian freighter Blue Master while entering Chesapeake Bay in heavy weather, Hartley was nearly cut in two (30" from her keel).
  • 02 July 1968: Placed in "reduced operating status" at Newport, R.I. to provide trained personnel to other ships
  • 08 July 1972: Decommissioned after 15 years of service, Struck from the NVR
  • 08 July 1972: To Colombia, renamed ARC Boyaca (DE-16) (stricken in 1994, preservation as a museum ship at Guatape, Colombia on hold)
    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    By And/Or Copyright


    143k Henry Hartley was born on 8 May 1884 in Bladensburg, Md. and enlisted in the Navy 1 February 1901. He came up through the ranks and was commissioned lieutenant 03 August 1920. A specialist in salvage work, Hartley was instrumental in salvaging the sunken submarines S-51 and S-4, for which he received the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal. After establishing the Deep Sea Diving School at Washington, D.C., in 1928 and serving as its commander, Hartley continued his pioneer research in techniques of salvage work. As technical aid to Rear Admiral Cyrus Cole, he helped supervise the dramatic rescue and salvage work on the sunken submarine Squalus in 1939. During World War II, Hartley served first in the Mediterranean, where his transport Susan B. Anthony participated in the invasion of Sicily, and then shifted to the Pacific. As commander of USS Chester, flagship of Service Squadron 10, Hartley participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, a major turning point of the war, and then engaged in bombardment and salvage work at Wake Island, Marcus Island, Iwo Jima, Haha Jima, and Okinawa. After commanding ServRon 10 for a year with the rank of Commodore, Hartley returned to Washington in March 1946 for special duty. After 46 years of service to his country, he retired with the rank of Rear Admiral on 01 May 1947. Admiral Hartley died at Bethesda, Md., 06 March 1953.

    USS Hartley (DE 1029) (1957 - 1972) was the first ship named in his honor.

    (Gen. Pershing & Capt. H. Hartley, Photo Digital ID: ggbain 37119 Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
    Bill Gonyo
    Downey, Cal.

    Assoc. Researcher
    70k An undated postcard view of Hartley.    (Postcard © Arnold Art Store, Newport, R.I.; shown at 150% of original size)

    Caption reads: A unit of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet home-ported at Newport, R.I. on Narragansett Bay.

    (Official U.S. Navy photograph)
    Mike Smolinski
    Clifton, N.J.

    Navsource DE/FF/LCS
    Archive Manager
    256k 01 August 1957: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - USS Hartley (DE 1029) underway in the harbor.

    (U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 107508 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
    43k 1961: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - Picture was taken by the late Tommy J. Whipple, GM3, from on board USS Corry (DDR 817). David Whipple
    77k September 1963: Boston Harbor

    (Photo © Richard Leonhardt)
    Richard Leonhardt
    Bethlehem, Pa.
    198k circa 1964: Port bow view of the USS Hartley (DE1029) at sea at an unknown location. Forward twin 3"/50 mount and ASW rocket launcher are easily seen in this photo.

    (U.S. Navy Photo, from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1967-68)
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.
    122k date / location unknown

    (from The Hartley Family web site)
    Bill Gonyo
    Downey, Cal.
    104k as ARC Boyaca (D-16), Colombian Navy Luis B. Castro
    LT(r), Colombian Navy
    192k November - December 1976: Cartagena, Colombia - Boyaca (ex-USS Hartley DE 1029) and ARC Santander DD-03 (ex-USS Waldron DD 699) and DD-02 ARC Caldas alongside USS Vulcan (AR 5) with some patrol boats from the Colombian Customs Patrol.

    (date & location supplied by Robert "Morty" Morawitz, former MR3, in Vulcan's upper machine shop 31A at the time.)
    45k undated: ARC Boyaca
    82k 01 June 1979: A port beam view of the Colombian frigate Boyaca (DE-16) (ex-USS Hartley DE1029), during exercise Unitas XX.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-82-09595 by Lcdr. A. Lopez from the Defense Visual Information Center)
    Orlando Gallardo, Jr.
    64k After ending her career as a station ship Boyaca was stricken in 1994. According to the Newport Dealeys web site, Boyaca was disassembled for transport to Guatape, Colombia, where she was to become a museum. The estimated $4.5 million cost of reassembly and restoration has left the project in limbo. Luis B. Castro

    Hartley Memorabilia
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski

    Hartley History
    View the USS Hartley (DE 1029) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Hartley's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  26 Jun. 1957 - 1958Lcdr. Charles Newton Crandall Jr. (USNA '44) (Westfield, N.J.)
    2.)  1958 - 1960Lcdr. Richard Griffiss Alexander (USNA '45) (Jamestown, R.I.)
    3.)  1960 - 1961Lcdr. Raymond Anthony Komorowski (Mid'n Sch. '45) (Jersey City, N.J.)
    4.)  1961 - 10 Oct. 1962Lcdr. Joe Douglas Faull (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
    5.)  10 Oct. 1962 - 1963Lcdr. Warren Clement Hamm Jr. (St. Albans, Vt.) (ret. as Radm.)
    6.)  1963 - 1964Lcdr. David Edward Oaksmith Jr. (Bergen County, N.J.)
    7.)  1964 - 1966Lcdr. Reo A. Beaulieu (OCS '52) (Hartford, Conn.)
    8.)  1966 - 06 Jun. 1967Lcdr. Richard Clayton Berry (Portland, Me.) (ret. as Radm.)
    9.)  06 Jun. 1967 - 10 Mar. 1969Lcdr. Thomas Rogers Merrill Emery (USNA '55) (Boston, Mass.) (ret. as Radm.)
    10.) 10 Mar. 1969 - 03 Aug. 1970Lcdr. Tyler (Toby) Field II (USNA '59) (Cincinnati, Oh.)
    11.) 03 Aug. 1970 - 1971Lcdr. Richard W. Herig
    12.) 1971 - 08 Jul. 1972Lcdr. Jerry Lynn Harken (USNA '63) (Waterloo, Ia.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    2022 Reunion for all Newport Based Dealeys
    Escort Squadrons 8, 10, 14

    15 - 18 September 2022 at Baltimore, Md.
    the Washington-Dulles Airport Hilton
    Chairman: Marc Arsenault
    Address: 98 Oxbow Road
    City/State: Charlton MA 01507
    Phone: (508) 248-5072
    E-mail: marc-a at
    contact through Newport Dealey link below
    Note About Contacts

    Contact information is compiled from various sources over a period of time and may, or may not, be correct. Every effort has been
    made to list the newest contact. However, our entry is only as good as the latest information that's been sent to us. We list only
    a contact for the ship if one has been sent to us. We do NOT have crew lists, rosters, or deck logs available. Please see the
    Frequently Asked Questions section on NavSource's Main Page for that information.

    Additional Resources

    Home of the Newport Dealeys
    Tin Can Sailors
    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    To The DE, FF, LCS Photo Index Page
    Back To The Main Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail: Webmaster.

    This Page Created And Maintained By Mike Smolinski
    All pages copyright Navsource Naval History
    by Paul R. Yarnall, All Rights Reserved.
    Page Last Updated: 22 May 2022