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USS Weaver (DE 741)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 8 stars - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/ 1 star

Class: Cannon
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 201
Weaver (DE 741) Building and Operational Data:
  • 13 March 1943: Keel laid by the Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, Cal.
  • 04 July 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. John Franklin Weaver, mother of Seaman Weaver
  • 31 December 1943: Commissioned at Los Angeles, Lcdr. R. S. Paret, USNR, in command
  • 29 May 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 3 years and 5 months of service
  • 21 February 1952: Transferred (MDAP) to Peru, renamed BAP Rodriguez (F-63) (stricken and broken up after 1980)
  • 18 April 1952: Struck from the NVR
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    101k undated: The Cannon class destroyer escort USS Weaver (DE 741) from the port quarter wearing what appears to be Measure 31/10D at an unidentified Pacific anchorage, probably Majuro or Ulithi. Even though the odd hull number should indicate Measure 32, the vertical colors are dull black (BK) and ocean gray (5-O) of Measure 31. Weaver has a twin 40mm AA gun on the aft deckhouse. Note the aft black panel wraps completely around the stern. The rectangle on the stern is a movie projector screen.

    (U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships photo #19-LCM-DE741-1, courtesy of C. Lee Johnson at USN Dazzle, from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.)
    Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    160k 06 January 1945: Weaver is seen from the USS Sargent Bay (CVE 83) after delivering mail.She is painted in Camouflage Measure 31, Design 10D. Visible on the flight deck of Sargent Bay are five General Motors FM-1 Wildcats and a Grummen TBF Avenger of Composite Squadron 79 (VC-79).

    (U.S. Navy photo #80-G-263939, courtesy of C. Lee Johnson at USN Dazzle, from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.)
    70k undated Albert J. Lavoie
    MOMM 3c
    39k circa 1967: as BAP Rodriguez (F-63) Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    141k 1971: The destroyer escort BAP Rodriguez (DE 63) (ex-USS Weaver) at anchor, location unknown.

    (Peruvian Navy, Official)

    Weaver History
    View the USS Weaver (DE 741) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Weaver as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Weaver's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 31 Dec. 1943 - Jul. 1944Lcdr. Richard Starr Paret, USNR (Comm. CO) (USNA 35) (Suffern, N.Y.)
    2.) Jul. 1944 - Nov. 1945Lcdr. William A. Taylor, USNR (Jamestown, N.Y.)
    3.) Nov. 1945 - Mar. 1946Lt. Richard de Stackelberg, USN
    4.) Mar. 1946 - Jun. 1946Lt.(jg) Richard R. Maze, USNR (Bartlesville, Okla.)
    5.) Jun. 1946 29 May 1947Lcdr. Frederick Augustus Lind Jr., USNR (Garden Grove, Cal.)

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