USS Uhlmann (DD-687)





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 Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island NY March 6, 1943.
Launched July 30, 1943 and commissioned November 22, 1943.
Decommissioned June 14 1946, recommissioned May 23, 1950.
Decommissioned July 15, 1972.
Stricken July 15, 1972.   Sold March 21, 1974 and broken up for scrap.

Additional links for USS Uhlmann:
http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/687.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Uhlmann_(DD-687)
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/us-people/u/uhlmann-robert-w.html
http://www.destroyersonline.com/usndd/dd687/

Uhlmann history
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ships/dafs/DD/dd687.html

Another Ullmann history Page
http://www.multied.com/Navy/destroyer2/uhlmann.html

Ensign Robert W. Uhlmann, USNR, (1919-1941)
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pers-us/uspers-u/r-uhlman.htm

My Duties with USS Uhlmann
Mar 1967 – Aug 1971

When I returned to Tacoma in Mar 1967, the USS Uhlmann had become the reserve ship.
I joined the SelRes (Selected Reserve Crew) and attended drills every third weekend.

In civilian life I worked in the automotive parts industry.

Was advanced to STG3.

In Aug 1971 USS Uhlmann was replaced by the USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887).


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