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|142k||02 April 1944: off Bayonne, N.J. - Howard D. Crow (DE 252) at anchor, following her availability at Bayonne. Note effectiveness of the two-tone
Measure 22 (5-N Navy Blue and 5-H Haze Gray) camouflage, her designating number (252) in 24"-high white numbers, and her armament; open-mount 3"/50s (two forward, one aft), her 40 millimeter
mount, aft, and the 20 millimeter Oerlikons. Her ASW armament consists of the hedgehog forward, just aft of Mt. 31, two depth charge tracks on the fantail, and depth charge projectors ("K-guns")
along the main deck, aft, four on the starboard side, four on the port. Also note the single 26-foot motor whaleboat and davits, and life rafts and floater nets.
(National Archives Photograph 19-N-76715, Bureau of Ships (19-LCM) Collection, Box 425, Still Pictures Branch, College Park, Md.)
|142k||20 February 1945|
(No photo number; photo by "Mac Quavice" on DE 253.) (From USCG Historian's Office)
|70k||20 February 1945|
(Photo from the U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office)
|106k||circa late 1945: Gunnery drill aboard Howard D. Crow employing 3"/50, 40 mm and 20 mm batteries.
(Photo courtesy of Capt. Harold D. Muth, USCG (Ret.), Photo and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)
England, United Kingdom
|146k||undated post-war shot of Howard D. Crow, possibly with the CO's autograph||Tommy Trampp|
Benton City, Wash.
|276k||Two undated post-war shots of Howard D. Crow, one underway and one at anchor.||Mike Smolinski|
|159k||Undated Post-War Image||Nick Tiberio|
|62k||February 1957: Howard D. Crow, painted Measure US-27 (5-H Haze Gray), underway at sea, February 1957, her hull number in white with black
shadowing. Her gun armament at this time consists of 3"/50s and 40 mm, no wartime 20 mm mounts remain. Gone also are the triple torpedo tube mount and depth charge projectors along
her main deck, aft. Her ASW armament consists at this time of the hedgehog forward and two depth charge tracks on the fantail. Also note difference in antennae carried on her mast
from the 02 April 1944 view.
(National Archives Photograph 80-G-1010089, Record Group 80, Box 2742, Still Pictures Branch, College Park, Md.)
|671k||circa late 1950's: Key West, Fla. - An undated photo of a change of command ceremony being held on the pier head at Trumbo Annex, U.S. Naval Station, Key West,
Fla. On the left are Huse (DE 145) with Snowden
(DE 246) behind her. On the right are Howard D. Crow (DE 252) with Greenwood
(DE 679) tied up behind her.
(Photo #MM00039629x from the Wright Langley Collection, courtesy of the Florida Keys Public Libraries)
England, United Kingdom
|35k||An undated postcard view of Howard D. Crow passing the Galveston piers.
(Postcard #GN17 © H.S. Crocker Co., Oklahoma City, Ok.; shown at 150% of original size)
Caption reads: U.S.S. Howard D. Crow - The Crow was assigned to Galveston, Tex. in 1958. Her present primary mission is training Naval Reservists. In wartime, the Crow‘s specialty is Anti-Submarine Warfare.
|372k||13 December 1961: off Key West, Fla. - USS Howard D. Crow (DE 252) at sea during the Berlin Crises callup. Her history says she was assigned to DesDiv 101, but she has the
emblem of DesDiv 601 on her stack.|
(National Archives U.S. Navy photo #USN 1039389 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|78k||March 1962: Key West, Fla. - Taken at Key West Naval Annex (Photo © Fred Weiss)||Fred Weiss|
|307k||1964: Galveston, Tex. - A color slide of Howard D. Crow moored at her final homeport. You can see the ResDesRon 34 emblem on her stack. ResDesRon 34 was the command authority for the 11 U.S. Naval Reserve destroyer type training vessels in the Atlantic from Baltimore, Md., south to Galveston, Tex. ResDesRon 34's counterpart was ResDesRon 30 which encompassed the 13 destroyer types assigned from Philadlphia, Pa. north to Portland, Me. including USS Parle (DE 708) in Chicago, Ill.||David Wright|
|Howard D. Crow Memorabilia
|Howard D. Crow History|
|View the USS Howard D. Crow (DE 252) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Howard D. Crow's Commanding Officers (partial)
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 27 Sep 1943 - 04 Feb. 1944||Lcdr. Donald T. Adams, USCG|
|2.) 04 Feb. 1944 - 01 Feb. 1945||Lcdr. Richard E. Bacchus Jr., USCG|
|3.) 01 Feb. 1945 - 02 Oct. 1945||Lt. John M. Nixon, USCG|
|4.) 02 Oct. 1945 - 27 Mar. 1946||Lt. Frederick T. Carney, USCG (Memphis, Tenn.)|
|5.) 27 Mar. 1946 - 22 May 1946||Lcdr. B. H. Kelmer, USCG|
|6.) 06 Jul. 1951 - Sep. 1953||Lcdr. Lewis Edwin Davis Jr. (Clearfield, Pa.)|
|7.) Sep. 1953 -||Lcdr. Samuel Lloyd Collins|
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