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Carmick (DD 493)

Call sign:
November - Bravo - Kilo - Uniform

Bristol Class Destroyer/Ellyson Class Highspeed Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 29 May 1941 at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 8 March 1942
  • Commissioned USS Carmick (DD-493), 28 December 1942
  • Reclassified and converted to a Highspeed Minesweeper, DMS-33, 23 June 1945
  • Placed out of commission, in reserve, 13 February 1954 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Reclassified back to a Destroyer, DD-493, 15 July 1955
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1971
  • Sold for scrap 7 August 1972.


  • Displacement 1,630 t.(lt), 2,200 t.(fl)
  • Length 348' 4"
  • Beam 36' 1"
  • Draft 13' 5"
  • Speed 35 kts.
  • Complement 208
  • Armament: Four 5"/38 gun mounts, four 40mm mounts, five 20mm mounts, six depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Four boilers, two General Electric geared turbines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Carmick 127k Association of Minemen Website
    Carmick 409k U.S. Navy photo Original photo: Robert Hurst
    Replacement photo: Russ Padden
    Carmick 80k c. Early 1950s. Marc Piché
    Carmick 158k At Pearl Harbor with the crew at quarters, circa the early 1950s
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 67110
    Robert Hurst
    Carmick 319k c. November 1950
    Photo by Jack Davidson, San Diego, CA
    Ed Zajkowski
    Carmick 173k U.S. Navy photo from the September 1952 edition of All Hands magazine Joe Radigan
    Carmick 99k c. January 1953
    Off Songjin, Korea
    Wayne Schafer
    Carmick 86k c. January 1953
    Off Yang-do Island, Songjin, Korea

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR William Smith Whiteside, USN - Awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat V (1952)28 December 1942 - 9 July 1943
    02LCDR Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon, USN - USNA Class of 1934
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1945) and the Silver Star (1945) - Retired as Rear Admiral
    9 July 1943 - 10 August 1943
    03CDR Robert Oakley Beer, USN - Awarded the Silver Star (1944) and the Bronze Star with Combat V (1952) - Retired as Rear Admiral10 August 1943 - 1 January 1945
    04CDR Williston Lamar Dye, Sr., USN1 January 1945 - 18 March 1945
    05LCDR Thomas Motley, II, USNR18 March 1945 - 7 October 1945
    06LCDR Asa Alan Clark, III, USN - USNA Class of 1941
    Awarded the Silver Star (1944) and the Bronze Star with Combat V (1952) - Retired as Captain
    7 October 1945
    07LCDR Andrew Douglas Jackson, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 19381946
    08LCDR Richard Kent Margetts, USN - Awarded the Legion of Merit (1944)1950 - 1953
    09CDR George Gill Ball, USN1953 - 13 February 1954
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    View the Carmick (DMS-33)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    NavSource DD Pages, USS Carmick (DD-493)

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