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Photo. By Ken Garvey


Displacement 2395 Tons (Full)

Launched March 9 1940 and commissioned September 13 1940.

Decommissioned March 7 1946.

Stricken June 1 1971.

Fate Sold October 6 1972 to Luria Brothers, Philadelphia and broken up for scrap.

Dimensions, 348' 4"(oa) x 36' 1" x 13' 2" (Max)

Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 0.5" MG, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).

Machinery, 50,000 SHP; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 2 screws.

Speed, 35 Knots.

Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots.

Crew 208.

DD 432 Kearny escorted ships to Port of Spain, Recife, Brazil, and Casablanca until 15 November 1943, then joined the Core hunter-killer task group 25 November. During the day of 1 January 1944, in coordination with antisubmarine planes from Core, Kearny fired a depth charge attack on a submarine resulting in a large oil slick. She returned to New York 18 January.

Photo. By Ed Zajkowski. UssKearny in New York harbor August 1943.

Photo. By Robert Hurst. USS Kearny approaching Gibraltar strait circa 1944 escorting one hundred convoy ship. 

Picture By Ron Reeves. Map shows the location south of Iceland where USS Kearny was attacked by an U-Boat in mid October 1941.


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