|USS Daniel (DE-335)|
|Namesake:||Hugh Spencer Daniel|
|Builder:||Consolidated Steel Corporation, Orange, Texas|
|Laid down:||30 August 1943|
|Launched:||16 November 1943|
|Commissioned:||24 January 1944|
|Decommissioned:||12 April 1946|
|Struck:||15 January 1971|
|Fate:||sold for scrapping, 30 January 1974|
|Class & type:||Edsall-class destroyer escort|
1,253 tons standard|
1,590 tons full load
|Length:||306 feet (93.27 m)|
|Beam:||36.58 feet (11.15 m)|
|Draft:||10.42 full load feet (3.18 m)|
4 FM diesel engines, |
6,000 shp (4.5 MW),
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h)|
9,100 nmi. at 12 knots|
(17,000 km at 22 km/h)
|Complement:||8 officers, 201 enlisted|
Daniel was named after Hugh Spencer Daniel, born 26 December 1923 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve 9 June 1941. Joining USS Hornet (CV-8) 19 October 1941, he remained on board that ship until his death 2 days after the action off Santa Cruz Island 26 October 1942. Private First Class Daniel was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism in refusing to leave his gunnery station although wounded during this battle.
Daniel was launched 16 November 1943 by Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas; sponsored by Mrs. C. E. Daniel; and commissioned 24 January 1944, Lieutenant Commander H. E. Waller, USNR, in command.
Atlantic Ocean Convoy DutyEdit
Sailing from Galveston, Texas, 11 February 1944, Daniel conducted shakedown training at Bermuda en route to Norfolk, Virginia, where she arrived 24 March. She was assigned to duty as school ship training destroyer escort nucleus crews in Hampton Roads, Virginia, until 31 May. After escorting a tug to Bermuda she reported for convoy duty.
Between 27 June and 27 September 1944 Daniel escorted two convoys to Naples, Italy, then made five escort voyages to ports in England and France between 23 October 1944 and 3 June 1945.
Pacific Theatre operationsEdit
Daniel arrived at San Diego, California, 29 July, and 4 days later got underway for Pearl Harbor. Arriving 9 August, she conducted exercises and served as plane guard for USS Corregidor (CVE-58) during pilot qualification landings.
On 5 September she sailed for the east coast, arriving at Philadelphia 27 September. She was placed out of commission in reserve at Green Cove Springs, Florida, 12 April 1946.
- USS Daniel - DE 335 - Unit Pages
- Destroyers OnLine - The Edsall (DE) Class
- uboat.net - Allied Warships - Edsall class Destroyer
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