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|61k||Walter Samuel Savage, Jr., born in New Orleans, La., on 26 April 1919, was commissioned Ensign, USNR, on 10 June 1941. After instruction at the Navy Supply Corps
School, Harvard University, Ensign Savage reported to USS Arizona (BB 39) for duty as Assistant Paymaster. Ensign Savage, with 46 other officers and 1,057 enlisted
men, gave his life for his country on 07 December 1941 when Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor and sank Arizona.
USS Savage (DE 386) (1943-1969) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(U.S. Navy photo #NH 92074 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|44k||Undated Wartime Image||Bob Hurst|
England, United Kingdom
|138k||Two Undated Wartime Images||Nick Tiberio|
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04 April 1945: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - A three view series of Savage photographed by aircraft from Naval Air Station, Floyd Bennett Field, New York. On this
date Savage departed and returned to New York Navy Yard while conducting sea trials after a yard availability period to replace her number two main engine.
(U.S. Navy Photos: 1.) #80-G-313295, 2.) #80-G-313297 3.) #80-G-313294 from the United States National Archives)
|62k||Undated Postwar Image||-|
|26k||Moored, Pier 91 Seattle, Wash., sometime between 1955 and 1957||Mel Kowal|
Lt. USNR (ret.)
|87k||The Savage wardroom sometime in 1956|
Lcdr Ray Davis, CO; Lt. Thomas Fitzgerald, XO
|174k||Savage ship portrait taken sometime between 1955 and 1959. Note her open gun mounts and AN/SPS-6C air search antenna. In 1959 her guns were enclosed and her air search radar upgraded to AN/SPS-29/37.||Nick Tiberio|
|70k||circa 1959: Pearl Harbor Naval Station - Bow on view of USS Carp (SS 338) passing USS O'Bannon (DD 450) in the foreground and Savage in the background.||Ron Phillipi|
|70k||January 1969: Savage tied up to a mooring buoy at Hong Kong. She made a port visit to the Crown Colony from 01 to 13 January 1969.||Bob Hurst|
England, United Kingdom
|130k||Sunday, 09 April 1972: Stockton, Cal, - USS Eichenberger (DE 202) laid up at the Stockton, California "Mothball Fleet". Nested with her are: USS Savage
(DER 386) and USS Knudson (APD 101).
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 79828 courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1974; from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|165k||1981: the California Coast - The former U.S. Navy radar picket destroyer escort Savage (ex DER-386) with cameras and antennas positioned on its decks for use
during the High Altitude Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) project at the Pacific Missile Test Center off Point Mugu, California, in 1981. Savage was finally sunk on 25 October 1982.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #DN-SC-83-07728 by Lyle Humphrey from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
England, United Kingdom
|71k||25 October 1982: Shown is the explosion of an AGM-88A Harm anti-radiation missile on the target ship USS Savage (ex-DER 386) in 1982. Her mast is visible
on the left. Savage was finally sunk on 25 October 1982.|
(Photo from the U.S. Navy Naval Aviation News, May 1982 edition)
|View the USS Savage (DE 386) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Savage as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Savage's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 29 Oct 1943 - 11 May 1944||Lcdr. Oscar Carl (Gus) Rohnke, USCG (USCGA '32) (Jersey City, N.J.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|2.) 11 May 1944 - 23 Dec 1944||Lcdr. Randolph Ridgely III (USCG)|
|3.) 23 Dec 1944 - 11 Sep 1945||Lcdr. James A. Norton (USCG)|
|4.) 11 Sep 1945 - 17 Sep 1945||Lcdr. Lewis W. Tibbits Jr. (USCG)|
|5.) 17 Sep 1945 - 13 Jun 1946||Lt. John M. Waters Jr. (USCG)|
|6.) 18 Feb 1955 - 23 Nov 1956||Lcdr. Raymond E. Davis|
|7.) 23 Nov 1956 - 04 Aug 1958||Lcdr. Bobby C. Brigotti|
|8.) 04 Aug 1958 - 10 Dec 1959||Lcdr. Floyd Dennis Richards|
|9.) 10 Dec 1959 - 17 Jun 1961||Lcdr. Robert Charles Peniston (USNA '47) (Wichita, Kan.)|
|10.) 17 Jun 1961 - 12 Jun 1963||Lcdr. John Donald Stensrud (McKanna, N.D.)|
|11.) 12 Jun 1963 - 01 Sep 1965||Lcdr. Gerald R. Bradford|
|12.) 01 Sep 1965 - 12 Jan 1967||Lcdr. John Emery Roe Jr.|
|13.) 12 Jan 1967 - 17 Sep 1968||Cdr. Daniel Theodore Holly Jr. (OCS '54) (Adrian, Ore.)|
|14.) 17 Sep 1968 - 17 Oct 1969||Cdr. Joseph Stanislaus Buggy Jr. (OCS '56) (Philadelphia, Pa.)|
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