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Databank:
USS Henry W. Tucker
DD 875

 

 

 

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Class: Gearing
Displacement:
2,425 tons
Length: 390'6"
Beam: 41'10"
Draft: 18'6"
Speed: 35 knots
Complement: 355
Armament: 6 5"/38, 8 40mm., 2x5 21" torpedo tubes
Power Source: High-pressure super-heated boilers, geared turbines with twin screws, 60,000 h.p.

 

 

 

Launched:
29 May 1944
Consolidated Steel Corp.
Orange, TX

 

 

 

Commissioned:
DD 875
12 March 1945
Orange, TX

 

 

 

First Commanding Officer:
Comdr. Bernard H. Meyer

 

 

 

Reclassified:
DD(R) 875
Radar Picket Destroyer
18 March 1949

 

 

 

Reclassified:
DD 875
15 March 1963

 

 

 

Decommissioned:
3 December 1973
San Diego, CA

 

 

 

Highlights:
> Aided in post-World War II occupation of Japan and repatriation of Japanese nationals
> Patrolled Pacific Ocean in connection with US atomic tests
> Hit by six enemy shells on 28 June 1951 as she steamed into Korea's Wonsan Harbor (two men injured and extensive damage to radar gear)
> Awarded seven battle stars for her participation in the Korean conflict
> First US ship to provide naval gunfire support against enemy targets in Vietnam on 16 May 1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History

 

 

 

 

The history is an evolving project.  It began as a few pages and has now grown so large that it has been divided into five-year segments.  There are also segments the history of the Marcilio Dias (after the USS Henry W. Tucker was sold to Brazil in 1973, medals the ship has earned, statistics about the ship and Henry Warren Tucker, the man the ship was named for.

 

If you notice any inaccuracies or have anything to contribute to the history, please contact Gary O’Neil.  This is YOUR history and your contributions are always welcome.

 

This history is now available in book form. For information and to place an order, please contact Gary O’Neil.

 

History - Book Cover

 

History - Contents

 

History - Introduction

 

History - Henry Warren Tucker - The Man

 

History – 1944-1949

 

History – 1950-1954

 

History – 1955-1959

 

History – 1960-1964

 

History – 1965-1969

 

History – 1970-1973

 

History – Marcilio Dias

 

Statistics

 

Medals

 

Acknowledgments

 

Commanding Officers

 

Where are the Gearings?

 

Image Sources

 

About the Author

 

History Book - Back Cover

 

 

 

 

Other Related Historical Documents

 

Analysis of Radiation to Naval Personnel During Operation Sandstone

(submitted by Bob Miller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USS Henry W. Tucker
DD 875

 

 

 

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