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USS Neuendorf (DE 200)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - D - R - P
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Class: Buckley
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 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: 15 / 198
Neuendorf (DE 200) Building and Operational Data:
  • 15 February 1943: Keel laid by the Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • 01 June 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Edna Rose Morton, sister of W. F. Neuendorf, Jr., S1c
  • 18 October 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr. Jasper N. McDonald in command
  • 14 May 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2 years and 7 months of service, having steamed 108,000 miles
  • 27 June 1946: Inactivation completed at San Diego, Cal., assigned to Submarine Group Two, San Diego Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • 01 July 1967: Struck from the NVR
  • 30 November 1967: Sunk as target off California
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    Neuendorf 297k 01 June 1943: Charleston Navy Yard, S.C. - The future USS Neuendorf being christened by Mrs. Edna Rose Morton, sister of Seaman Neuendorf. S. Dale Hargrave
    Newport News, Va.
    Neuendorf 127k 01 June 1943: Charleston Navy Yard, S.C. - Another view of Neuendorf being christened by Mrs. Edna Rose Morton. Janet Kensicki
      niece of
    William F. Neuendorf Jr.
    Neuendorf 71k undated newspaper clipping
    Neuendorf 56k August 1944 John Klar
    Somerville, N.J.
    Neuendorf 75k 28 August 1944: Starboard bow view of USS Neuendorf (DE 200) at Noumea. On 20 August, the ship completed escort and patrol duties around the Hollandia, Wakde and Biak area. Neuendorf carries Measure 31/14D camouflage scheme.

    (U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-479676 from the United States National Archives, courtesy of C. Lee Johnson at USN Dazzle)
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.

    Neuendorf History
    View the USS Neuendorf (DE 200) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Neuendorf as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Neuendorf's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 08 Oct. 1943 - 12 Oct. 1944Lcdr. Jasper Newton McDonald Jr.(Comm. CO) (USNA 36) (Douglas, Ga.) (ret. as Radm.)
    2.) 12 Oct. 1944 - 01 Oct. 1945Lcdr. Robert Channing Barlow, USNR
    3.) 17 Nov. 1944 08 Jan. 1946Lt. J. N. Townsend, USNR
    4.) 08 Jan. 1946 - 26 Jan. 1946Lt.(jg) Floyd, USNR
    5.) 26 Jan. 1946 - 14 May 1946Lt. Richard de Stackelberg, USN

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