USS Marshall (DD-676)






Fletcher Class Destroyer

Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 1.1" AA, 4 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 shaft horsepower; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots
Crew 273

Laid down by Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ. April 19, 1943.
Launched August 29, 1943  Commissioned October 16, 1943.
Decommissioned December (?) 1945
Recommissioned April 27, 1951.
Decommissioned (?)
Stricken July 19, 1969 Sold for scrap, July 1970.

Additional links about the USS Marshal:
http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/676.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Marshall_(DD-676)
http://www.destroyersonline.com/usndd/info/infdf676.htm
http://www.hullnumber.com/DD-790

My Duties with USS Marshal
Dec 1964 - Apr 1965

In Dec 1964 the USS Marshal replace USS Watts as reserve ship in Tacoma and I served with the SelRes drilling every 3rd weekend.

In Dec '64, I also was advanced to SN (E-3) and was permitted to strike for STG.

During one drill weekend the ship visited Vancouver, BC.  In those days we were required to wear uniforms while on liberty and the Canadians treated us well.  I had been to Canada many times before and since, but this time (although I was still in high school) I was a U.S. sailor on liberty in a foreign
port. Wow!

We looked forward to drill weekends that took us into Canadian waters because the ship's store could sell sea store cigarettes (no federal or state tax) which cost $1.10 per carton.  (In those days over the counter cigarettes cost about $2.50 per carton or $.30 per pack.)


I served with USS Marshal SelRes as a non-designated Sonar striker until I reported for active duty in Apr 1965.

Transferred to Fleet ASW School, SanDiego.

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