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|55k||Daniel Todd Patterson was born on Long Island, New York, on 6 March 1786. He entered the U.S. Navy as an acting Midshipman in 1799, and had Quasi-War with France
service in the frigate Delaware. During the war with Tripoli he served in the frigates Constitution and Philadelphia, becoming a prisoner of war when
the latter was captured on 31 October 1803. Released in 1805, Midshipman Patterson was assigned to duty at New Orleans, Louisiana. He served there for nearly two decades, attaining the ranks
of Lieutenant in 1807 and Master Commandant in 1812. Later in 1812 Patterson took command of the New Orleans station. In 1814 he led an amphibious attack on a pirate town in Barataria Bay and
in December directed Naval forces in actions that significantly delayed the British approach to New Orleans. The following month, Master Commandant Patterson distinguished himself in action
with the British during the Battle of New Orleans. Promoted to Captain in February 1815, Patterson's service at New Orleans continued until 1824, when he took command of the frigate
Constitution. He was appointed a Navy Commissioner in 1828. In 1832-1836 he commanded the Mediterranean Squadron, with the title of Commodore. Subsequently, Patterson was
Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard, holding that post until he died on 25 August 1839.
USS Patterson (DE 1061) was the third ship named in his honor. She was preceded by DD 36 (1911-1919), and DD 392 (1937-1945).
(U.S. Navy photo #NH 43178 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|482k||03 May 1969: Westwego, La. - Patterson being side-launched at Avondale Shipyards.||S. Dale Hargrave|
Newport News, Va.
|83k||27 August 1970: Narragansett Bay, R.I. - USS Patterson (DE 1061) underway.
(U.S. Navy Photo #NH 99645 by PHCS W.H. Long from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center)
|Tony Cowart / |
|111k||27 August 1970: Narragansett Bay, R.I. - Patterson underway.
(U.S. Navy Photo #NH 99646 by PHCS W.H. Long from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center)
|112k||circa the early 1970's: At sea - Patterson underway.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #NH 99647 from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|68k||circa June-July 1971: Patterson visiting a German port.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #NH 78756 courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|142k||1984: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - Starboard bow view of Patterson moored at the shipyard while serving as a unit of the Naval Reserve Force.
(Official U.S. Navy Photograph #NH99648 by Francis M. Cox, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center)
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-09742 by Francis M. Cox from the Defense Visual Information Center
|Tony Cowart / |
|123k||January 1984 (exact date unknown): Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - A crewman opens a can while painting Patterson.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-09741 by Francis M. Cox from the DVIC)
|93k||January 1984 (exact date unknown): Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - Crewmen apply paint to the mack (combination mast and stack).|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-09745 by Francis M. Cox from the DVIC)
1986: Philadelphia, Pa. - Three photos of Patterson taken during a tour for the veterans of the previous USS Patterson (DD 392). DD 392 was holding its' first reunion
in Philadelphia that year. Patterson was homeported at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard as a unit of Surface Group Four, Naval Reserve Force, Atlantic at the time.
(© Photos courtesy of Dave Johnson)
|139k||June 1989: the Atlantic Ocean - Mount 51 being fired||John Hummel|
|162k||14 September 1990: At sea - A port view of Patterson underway. (The date on this, and the next photo, has to be incorrect.
Patterson went through the Knox Class FF hull upgrade program prior to 1987, per ex-crewmember Brian Wells)
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-11618 by PHCS Long from the DVIC)
|447k||14 September 1990: At sea - A port bow view of Patterson underway.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-11617 by PHCS Long from the DVIC)
|68k||date / location unknown||-|
|192k||October 1993: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - USS Valdez (FF 1096) and Patterson
at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility. Photo taken from the deck of Salem (CA 139).
(Photo by Ed Zajkowski)
|1981 - 1982 Cruise
|View the USS Patterson (DE 1061) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Patterson's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 14 Mar. 1970 - 29 Oct. 1971||Cmdr. John Warren Walden (USNA '52) (Camden, N.J.)|
|2.) 29 Oct. 1971 - 29 Aug. 1973||Cmdr. John Anthony Byrne Jr. (OCS '52) (Brooklyn, N.Y.)|
|3.) 29 Aug. 1973 - 04 Jan. 1974||Cmdr. Paul Robert Fournier (USNA '56) (Lowell, Mass.)|
|4.) 04 Jan. 1974 - 14 Jan. 1976||Cmdr. Thomas H. Luter (OCS '58) (Upper Darby, Pa.)|
|5.) 14 Jan. 1976 - 28 Nov. 1977||Cmdr. David Ronald Cox (OCS '59) (Belmont, Mass.)|
|6.) 28 Nov. 1977 - 24 Jan. 1980||Cmdr. James Gordon Weber (OCS '60) (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)|
|7.) 24 Jan. 1980 - 23 Jul. 1981||Capt. Robert W. Sherer (USNA '61) (Annapolis, Md.)|
|8.) 23 Jul. 1981 - 09 Jul. 1983||Cmdr. John J. Chernesky Jr. (OCS '67)|
|9.) 09 Jul. 1983 - 19 Oct. 1985||Cmdr. John Richard Heufelder (Boston, Mass.)|
|10.) 19 Oct. 1985 - 15 Jan. 1988||Cmdr. Francis Douglas Meyer (Richland Center, Wis.)|
|11.) 15 Jan. 1988 - 15 Aug. 1990||Cmdr. James J. Quinn|
|12.) 15 Aug. 1990 - 30 Sep. 1991||Cmdr. Blake Victor Blakey Jr.|
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