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|85k||undated postwar images||-|
|105k||underway, circa the 1950's or early 1960's|
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 98909 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|35k||date / location unknown||Bob Hurst|
England, United Kingdom
|82k||date / location unknown (late '50's, early '60's)||Lon Finnerty|
|480k||22 June 1958: Brooklyn, N.Y. - At the Brooklyn Navy yard, shortly before they started scrapping
Enterprise (CV 6) by first cutting off her tripod mast; she was sold for scrapping 10 days later, on 02 July. The carrier on the opposite side of the pier is
USS Independence (CVA 62) nearing completion. Ships visible in the left foreground include (from front): USS
DeLong (DE 684), USS Coates (DE 685) and USS
Hoe (SS 258). Ten other destroyers are also present, as is a "Liberty" type ship. The F. & M. Schaefer brewery is visible in the center background; the longest
and last operating brewery in New York City (when it was closed in 1976), and America's oldest lager beer brewing company.
(U.S. Navy photo #1036995 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|256k||early 1960's: Two excellent shots of USS DeLong (DE 684) underway. (0668411 appears to be a better copy of 0668406 above)||Tim Rizzuto|
DE Historical Museum
USS Slater at Albany, N.Y.
|245k||circa 1966: USS DeLong (DE 684) underway.
(Official U.S. Navy photo; from "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1966-67")
England, United Kingdom
|258k||03 February 1967: Newport, R.I. - Two views of four Third Naval District reserve training DE's alongside USS Yosemite (AD 19) for upkeep and repair. From left to
right are: USS Thaddeus Parker (DE 369), stationed at the Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, N.J.; DeLong,
stationed to the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Reserve Center, Fort Schuyler, Bronx, N.Y.; USS Albert T. Harris (DE 447),
stationed at the U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center at Whitestone, Queens, N.Y.; and last but not least USS Coates (DE 685),
stationed at the Long Wharf in New Haven, Conn.
(Both Photos ©Richard Leonhardt)
|View the USS DeLong (DE 684) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|DeLong's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.)) 31 Dec. 1943 – 09 Aug. 1944||Lcdr. Robert Cecil Houston, USN (Comm. CO) (USNA ‘34) (Wheaton, Ill.)|
|2.) 09 Aug. 1944 – 1945||Lcdr. Albert Alexander Campbell, USNR|
|3.) 1945 – Jan. 1946||Lcdr. Joseph (Stormy) Alban Weber Jr., USNR (Chicago, Ill.) (ret. as Radm., USNR)|
|4.) 07 Feb. 1951 – 1952||Cmdr. Harold Norman Poulsen, USN (Recomm. CO)|
|5.) 1952 – 1954||Lcdr. Walter Daugherty McCord Jr., USN (USNA ‘43) (New Rochelle, N. Y.)|
|6.) 1954 – 06 Jul. 1956||Cmdr. Cecil Bradford Collins Jr., USN (USNA ‘43) (White Sulphur Springs, W. V.)|
|7.) 06 Jul. 1956 – 28 Jan. 1958||Lcdr. Robert D. Rinesmith, USN (Huntington, Ind.)|
|8.) 28 Jan. 1958 – 16 Jul. 1958||Lcdr. William Fergus Feely, USN (New York City, N. Y.)|
|9.) 16 Jul. 1958 – 20 Feb. 1960||Lt. G. H. Weeks, USN (OinC)|
|10.) 20 Feb. 1960 – 01 Oct. 1961||Lt. R. C. Beardslee, USN (OinC)|
|11.) 01 Oct. 1961 – 26 Sep. 1962||Cmdr. Bryan E. McCrave, USNR (Long Island City, N. Y.)|
|12.) 26 Sep. 1962 – 11 Jun. 1965||Lt. Anthony Paul Porcaro, USN (OinC)|
|13.) 11 Jun. 1965 – Mar. 1968||Lt. John W. Bitoff, USN (OinC) (Me. MA ‘58) (Brooklyn, N. Y.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|14.) Mar. 1968 – 13 Mar. 1969||Lt. W. H. Naumann, USNR (OinC)|
|15.) 13 Mar. 1969 – 08 Aug. 1969||Lt. R. L. Stover, USN (OinC)|
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