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|163k||USS William T. Powell (DE 213) - a fine speed shot at 24 knots. The hull gave a greater impression of speed than the RN frigate types; note
the smaller breadth on the forecastle, but still the most effective use of space. The H/F D/F mast is raked, and has a tripod support.
[U.S. Navy photo from the book "Allied Escort Ships of World War II (A Complete Survey)" by Peter Elliott]
Bosnia - Hercegovina
|68k||Undated Wartime Image||-|
|53k||Undated Wartime Image||Bob Hurst|
England, United Kingdom
|71k||Undated Late Wartime Image (Doug's Dad, Edward T. O'Rourke, served in Powell from 1945 to 1948)||Douglas O'Rourke|
|68k||Undated Late Wartime Image|
|693k||09 July 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - William T. Powell photographed by a Weeksville, N.C. based blimp belonging to squadron ZP-24 at 1605
local time. She was aproximately 100 miles east of the mouth of Delaware Bay at a very low altitude of 130 feet.
(U.S. Navy photos #CP-DE-213 80-G-239228 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
|55k||October 1945: Houston, Tex. - USS William T. Powell (DE 213) after conversion to a radar picket ship. She was the first DE converted to a
DER. Five inch mountings, and eight 40 mm Bofors aft, have been added. The new, heavy after tripod mast, and the many new aerials, transform the appearance of this ship, though later
DERs had comprehensive changes to the superstructure.
(Photos and text taken from "American Destroyer Escorts of World War 2" by Peter Elliott)
England, United Kingdom
|31k||circa 1952: William T. Powell as a DER|
|409k||A plaque that's mounted on the quarterdeck of the William T. Powell Training Facility in San Diego, Cal. The building serves as a schoolhouse for weapons ratings (primarily GM's and FC's).||Carrie A. Tripp|
|William T. Powell History|
|View the USS William T. Powell (DE 213) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|William T. Powell's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 28 Mar. 1944 - 02 Jun. 1045||Lcdr. James L. Davenport, USNR (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 02 Jun. 1945 - 31 Aug. 1945||Lt. Marvin W. Silvers, USNR (Philadelphia, Pa.)|
|3.) 31 Aug. 1945 - 18 Dec. 1945||Lt. Emory P. Boynton, USNR|
|4.) 18 Dec. 1945 - 26 Aug 1946||Lcdr. Calvert Burke Gill (Baltimore, Md.)|
|5.) 26 Aug 1946 - .. .... ....||Lcdr. Charles Harry Borg, Jr.|
|6.) 01 Feb 1947 - .. .... 1948||Lcdr. Thomas John LaForest (Detroit, Mich.)|
|7.) .. .... 1948 - .. .... ....||Lcdr. Thomas George Miskill (Washington, D.C.)|
|8.) .. .... .... - .. .... ....||Lcdr. Edward George Miller (Lehighton, Pa.)|
|9.) .. .... .... - 17 Jan. 1958||Cmdr. Boykin Robinson Dodson (Decomm. CO)|
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