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USS Neunzer (DE 150)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - WWII Victory Medal

Class: Edsall
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 8 / 201
Neunzer (DE 150) Building and Operational Data:
  • 29 January 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
  • 01 June 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Weimar E. Neunzer, widow of Machinist Neunzer
  • 27 September 1943: Commissioned at the Orange City Dock by Cap't J. M. Schelling, USN; Lt. John E. Greenbacker in command
  • 14 June 1946: Decommissioned after 2 years and 8½ months of service
  • 01 July 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 01 November 1973: Sold for scrapping to the Witte Scrap Yard, Staten Island, N.Y.
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    Neunzer 95k undated wartime image -
    Neunzer 58k 04 June 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - The U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Neunzer (DE 150) transfers a sick sailor to the escort carrier USS Guadalcanal (CVE 60) in the Atlantic. The sailor was transferred to USS Guadalcanal to receive an emergency appendectomy.

    (Source: U.S. Navy photo from the USS Guadalcanal (CVE 60) World War II cruise book)
    Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    Neunzer 58k October 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Neunzer (DE 150) at sea.

    (Source: National Archive Photo; Courtesy of Task Group 22.3 Association, Captain Jerry Mason, USN [ret.])
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.

    Neunzer History
    View the USS Neunzer (DE 150) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Neunzer as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Neunzer's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 27 Sep 1943 - 02 May 1944Lcdr. John Everett Greenbacker Jr., USN (Comm. CO) (USNA '40) (Meridan, Conn.)
    2.) 02 May 1944 - .. Jan. 1946Lcdr. Virgil Edward Gex, USN (USNA '40) (Graham, Mo.)
    3.) .. Jan. 1946 - 14 Jun. 1946Lcdr. P. A. Murray, USNR (Decomm. CO)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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