Fletcher Class Destroyer
In Dec 1964 the USS Marshal was
assigned as reserve ship in
Tacoma and I served with the SelRes.
Sold for scrap,
Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9"
5 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 1.1" AA, 4 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
shaft horsepower; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2
- Speed, 38
Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots
- Crew 273
- Laid down
by Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ. April 19 1943.
August 29 1943 and commissioned October 16 1943.
July 19 1969.
My Duties with USS Marshal
Dec 1964 - Apr 1965
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 cigarettes cost about $2.50 per carton or $.30 per
I served with USS Marshal SelRes as a non-designated Sonar striker
until I reported for active duty in Apr 1965.
Transfered to Fleet
ASW School, SanDiego.