Thursday, June 28, 2018
USS Emmons (DD-457) (DMS-22)-- Part 1: Named for a Civil War Officer
Continued from June 21, 2018.
2,050 tons, 348.4 feet long, 36 foot beam, 35 knots, 208 crew, four 5-inch guns, 12 anti-aircraft guns, torpedo tubes, six depth charge projectors, 2 depth charge racks.
Gleaves-class destroyer named for Rear Admiral George F. Emmons (1811-1884). Served in the Mexican War and the Civil War.
There will be a USS Emmons Association 2018 reunion September 20-23 in Saratoga, New York.