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|52k||undated wartime image||David Buell|
|47k||undated postwar image||Gene Spinelli|
ETR 2, USNR
|50k||02 August 1957: Philadelphia, Pa. - Starboard bow view of the newly recommissioned USS Thomas J. Gary (DER 326) moored at Pier 6 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The
decommissioned battleship USS South Dakota (BB 57) is in the background.
(U.S. Navy Photo; from the Philadelphia News Bulletin, "George D. McDowell Collection")
Port Angeles, Wash.
|133k||undated: A photo of the radar picket escort ship USS Thomas J. Gary (DER 326) underway, location unknown. Note the Hedgehog in the superfiring position
forward. She also has an enclosed bridge and long amidships deckhouse.
(U.S. Navy Photo; from "The World Encyclopedia of Destroyers and Frigates" by Bernard Ireland)
England, United Kingdom
|165k||Thomas J. Gary underway during the Cuban Blockade.||T. Mark Graham|
in honor of his Dad,
Lt.(jg) Thomas Kent Graham
|112k||1960: Ponta Delgada, Azores - Thomas J. Gary approaching the pier while visiting the Azores.||Carlos Manuel Estrela|
|115k||1960: Ponta Delgada, Azores - A closeup view of Thomas J. Gary's bridge superstructure.|
|39k||Sep. - Dec. 1966: Thomas J. Gary in Perseverance Harbor, Campbell Island, south of New Zealand.
(Photo © Gene Spinelli)
ETR 2, USNR
|101k||Thomas J. Gary underway in Otago Harbor, Dunedin, New Zealand. Photo taken sometime between Oct. 1965 and Feb. 1966.|
(From collection of Archie Cunningham RD2, USN)
|245k||27 July 1973: Key West, Fla. - USS Thomas J. Gary at sea off the Naval Station at Key West.
(Photo #MM00005809 from the Ida Woodward Barron Collection, courtesy of the Florida Keys Public Libraries)
England, United Kingdom
|66k||1983: Valletta, Malta - President Bourguiba departing Grand Harbour.|
|382k||undated: An overhead view of the Tunisian Naval Station at Bizerte and the letter that accompanied it regarding the final disposition of Thomas J. Gary.||Frederick Smallwood|
Captain, USN (ret.)
former Engineering Officer
USS Thomas J. Gary
|Thomas J. Gary Memorabilia
|Thomas J. Gary History|
|View the USS Thomas J. Gary (DE 326) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Thomas J. Gary's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 27 Nov. 1943 – 10 Jul. 1944||Lcdr. William Henry Harrison, USNR|
|2.) 10 Jul. 1944 – 04 Jul. 1945||Lcdr. Robert Ayer, USNR|
|3.) 04 Jul. 1945 – Nov. 1945||Lcdr. Richard H. Smith, USNR|
|4.) Nov. 1945 – Jun 1946||Lcdr. Russell Sydnor Crenshaw Jr., USN (USNA ‘41)|
|5.) Jun. 1946 – 07 Mar. 1947||Lcdr. George Peter Sotos, USNR|
|6.) 02 Aug. 1957 – 11 Sep. 1959||Lcdr. William Howard Childress|
|7.) 11 Sep. 1959 – 04 Aug. 1960||Lcdr. Toria Joel Bratten Jr. (USNA ‘45)|
|8.) 04 Aug. 1960 – 23 Jun. 1961||Lcdr. James Whitney Martin|
|9.) 23 Jun. 1961 – 15 Feb. 1963||Lcdr. / Cmdr. John Stephen Turner|
|10.) 15 Feb. 1963 – 09 Jul. 1964||Lcdr. / Cmdr. James William Strobel|
|11.) 09 Jul. 1964 – 08 Aug. 1966||Lcdr. Richard (Snuffy) Carl Smith|
|12.) 08 Aug. 1966 – 23 May 1968||Lcdr. John James Kingston Jr. (prior enl. / OCS '55) (Brookline, Mass.)|
|13.) 23 May 1968 – 07 May 1969||Lcdr. Robert Burns Cress|
|14.) 07 May 1969 – .. .... 1971||Lcdr. Bobbie Lee Sample|
|15.) .. .... 1971 – 01 Sep. 1972||Cmdr. David Walter Somers Jr.|
|16.) 01 Sep. 1972 – 22 Oct. 1973||Cmdr. Charles Edward Ryan|
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