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|82k||Byron Bruce Newell, born in Camp Hill, Ala. 29 November 1909. After attending Georgia Tech in Atlanta, he attended and graduated from the Naval Academy on
05 June 1930. During the next decade he completed flight training and served in New Mexico, Saratoga, Decatur, Kanawha, and at
the Naval Observatory, Washington. D.C. In August 1939 he reported to cargo ship Gold Star, home ported at Guam, before returning to Newport News for fitting out
Hornet (CV 8). Soon after the new carrier commissioned on 20 October 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor plunging the United States into World War II. Newell served in the
great flattop throughout her career. As she carried Col. Jimmy Doolittle’s Army B-25 bombers to less than 650 miles from Japan and launched them 18 April 1942 for their historic raid
on Tokyo; as she helped rout a powerful Japanese task force in the decisive Battle of Midway. On the morning of 26 October, during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, a delayed action
bomb exploded on the carrier’s fantail, killing Lt. Comdr. Newell.
USS Newell (DE322) (1943-1968) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
Photo from U.S. Naval Academy Yearbook, the Lucky Bag, 1930
|119k||29 June 1943: Orange, Tex. - Mrs. Eleanor Newell, widow of Lcdr. Byron Newell, christens USS Newell||Maj. John W. Newell (USAR)|
grandson of ship's namesake
|130k||29 June 1943: Orange, Tex. - launching of USS Newell|
|65k||02 June 1944: New York - At anchor in New York Harbor, while painted in a modified version of Camouflage Measure 32, Design 3D.
(Photographed by the New York Navy Yard, courtesy of A.D. Baker III. Official U.S. Navy photo #NH91564, Naval History and Heritage Command)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|69k||02 June 1944: New York - As previous photo|
(Photographed by the New York Navy Yard, courtesy of A.D. Baker III. Official U.S. Navy photo #NH91565, Naval History and Heritage Command)
|69k||02 June 1944: New York - As previous photo|
(Photographed by the New York Navy Yard, courtesy of A.D. Baker III. Official U.S. Navy photo #NH91566, Naval History and Heritage Command)
|65k||02 June 1944: New York - As previous photo|
(Photographed by the New York Navy Yard, courtesy of A.D. Baker III. Official U.S. Navy photo #NH91567, Naval History and Heritage Command)
|73k||02 June 1944: New York - As previous photo|
(Photographed by the New York Navy Yard, courtesy of A.D. Baker III. Official U.S. Navy photo #NH91568, Naval History and Heritage Command)
|64||02 June 1944: New York - As previous photo|
(Photographed by the New York Navy Yard, courtesy of A.D. Baker III. Official U.S. Navy photo #NH91569, Naval History and Heritage Command)
|90k||01 December 1944: the North Atlantic - USS Newell approaches USS Chiwawa (AO 68) to refuel. Both ships, as units of TF65, were
escorting Convoy GUS65 back to the United States. Click here to see Newell's War History page for that date.
(From the collection of Gus Engle from the USS Chiwawa, AO-68)
West Chester, Pa.
|8k||undated wartime image||Maj. John W. Newell (USAR) |
Lcdr Byron Newell's grandson
|106k||20 August 1956: At the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, California - Awaiting conversion to a radar picket ship. She is wearing U.S. Coast Guard markings, used
during her service as USCGC Newell (WDE422) in 1951-1954.|
(Courtesy of A.D. Baker III, Official U.S. Navy Photograph, Naval Historical Center, photo #NH 91592)
|22k||undated, as DER 322|
|151k||04 November 1957: San Diego, Calif. - Newell underway off Point Loma.
(U.S. Navy photos #NH103235 & NH103236 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
England, United Kingdom
|80k||01 June 1964: Underway in Pearl Harbor Channel, Hawaii.
(Official U.S. Navy photo #NH103237 by PH2 O'Brien, Naval History and Heritage Command)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|17k||c.1967: Market Time Ops, off coast of South Vietnam, Newell about to start an UNREP.||-|
|61k||PCF-60 returning to Newell for refueling and change of crews on the DER mothership.||-|
|63k||A PCF patrol craft fast alongside Newell. Swift boats used DER's as remote bases, rotating crews, keeping the patrol craft on station for long periods at great distances from its parent base.||-|
|11k||Fall 1967: during Market Time Patrols near Qui Nhon, RVN. About to receive swift boat alongside to change crews.||Pete Rabey|
|11k||Fall 1967: during Market Time Patrols near Qui Nhon, RVN. About to receive swift boat alongside to change crews.|
|7k||Fall 1967: during Market Time Patrols near Qui Nhon, RVN. Rigged with bumpers, fenders, and tires to bring alongside patrol craft, and to receive and search suspect wooden and steel-hulled vessels.||Larry Lawniczak|
|7k||Fall 1967: during Market Time Patrols near Qui Nhon, RVN. Junk along side to be inspected.|
|12k||Fall 1967: searching a junk.|
|16k||Fall 1967: searching a small craft.|
|19k||undated Vietnam era photo||Paul M. Lafave|
|19k||February 1968: Hobart, Australia - Newell seen on a port visit to Hobart.||Rex Cox|
World Ship Society
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
|197k||20 June 1968: the Eastern Pacific - An aerial photo of USS Hassayampa (AO 145) off
the coast of Oahu, Hawaii with USS Newell coming alongside for fueling.
(U.S. Navy photo #VC1-35064-6-68 by PH2/AW Robert F. Kinsey from the Fleet Air Photo Lab, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii)
|92k||undated Vietnam era photo||Tommy Trampp|
Benton City, Wash.
|View the USS Newell (DE 322) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Newell as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Newell's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 30 Oct. 1943 - .. .... 1944||Lcdr. Russell J. Roberts, USCG (Comm. CO) (Garrison-on-Hudson, N.Y.)|
|2.) .. .... 1944 - 15 Sep. 1945||Cmdr. Paul E. Burhorst, USCG (Baltimore, Md.)|
|3.) 15 Sep. 1945 - 20 Nov. 1945||Lt. Gabriel E. Pehaim, USCG (Decomm. CO) (Rahway, N.J.)|
|4.) 20 Jul. 1951 - 17 Oct. 1952||Cmdr. Victor Pfeiffer, USCG (WDE-422)|
|5.) 17 Oct. 1952 - 01 Jun. 1954||Lcdr. Lewis W. Tibbits Jr., USCG (WDE-422)|
|6.) 20 Aug. 1957 - 25 Apr. 1959||Lcdr. Ralph N. Sutton (Recomm. CO)|
|7.) 25 Apr. 1959 - 10 Apr. 1960||Cmdr. Robert Chauncey Barnhart Jr. (USNA'44) (Johnstown, Pa.)|
|8.) 10 Apr. 1960 - 07 Aug. 1961||Cmdr. Paul Kenneth Clausen|
|9.) 07 Aug. 1961 - .. .... ....||Lcdr. William Rice Zimmerman Jr.|
|11.) 1965 - 19 Nov. 1966||Cmdr. Richard Frederick Rockwell|
|12.) 19 Nov. 1966 - 21 Jul. 1967||Lcdr. Edward (Ted) Humphrey Monroe Jr.|
|13.) 21 Jul. 1967 - 21 Sep. 1968||Cmdr. William Henry Peerenboom (Decomm. CO)|
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