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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE *

61)DD 196 GEORGE G. BADGER



Photo. www.navsource.org    Photo Curt Clark - The Four Stacks APD Veterans


CLASS - CLEMSON


Basic repeat Wickes Class, with 35% more fuel capacity to improve endurance problems.


Designed radius was 4900 nautical miles at 15 Knots.


Launched March 6 1920 and commissioned July 28 1920.


Decommissioned August 11 1922.


Loaned to the Coast Guard as CG-16 October 1 1930 and returned May 21 1934.


Reclassified Sea Plane Tender AVP-16 October 1 1939.


Recommissioned January 8 1940.


Classification changed to AVD-3 August 2 1940.


Classification changed back to DD-196 December 1 1943.


Converted to High Speed Transport APD-33 April 10 1944.


Classification changed back to DD-196 July 20 1945.


Decommissioned October 3 1945.


Stricken October 24 1945.


Fate: Sold and broken up for scrap in 1946.


Displacement 1,215 Tons.


Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)


Armament 4 x 4"/50, 1 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt.


Machinery, 26,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws.


Speed, 35 Knots.


Crew 114.


Ordered to Charleston, N.C., 26 May 1942, DD 196 George B. Badger escorted convoys along the eastern seaboard, in the Gulf of Mexico, and to Recife and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, until returning to Norfolk 15 January 1943 to be fitted out for Atlantic convoy duty.



Photo. www.navsource.org. USS George E. Badger seen in 1933 at Boston Navy yard upon completion. By Bill Gonyo.


DANFS    DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS


 

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