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USS Des Moines (CA-134)
United States Navy
Strength
Heavy Cruiser
Type
Surface Vessel
Years
1946 - 1961
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Members Who Served in This Unit

Adams, Carlton Rolla, RADM
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1930 - 1959
MOS
Not Specified
Primary Unit
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Home State
Virginia
Home Town
Norfolk, VA
Adler, Harry, SF3
Status
USN Veteran
Service Years
1956 - 1959
MOS
SF-0000-Shipfitter
Primary Unit
USS Des Moines (CA-134)
Home State
New Jersey
Home Town
Not Specified
Alexander, Kenneth, Sr., RM3
Status
USN Veteran
Service Years
1958 - 1962
MOS
RM-0000-Radioman
Primary Unit
USS Des Moines (CA-134)
Home State
Illinois
Home Town
Not Specified
Aliff, Sr., Donald, BMC
Status
USN Retired
Service Years
1944 - 1970
MOS
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
USS Park County (LST-1077)
Home State
West Virginia
Home Town
Eunice, W.Va.
Allen, Robert, EN3
Status
USN Veteran
Service Years
1959 - 1963
MOS
EN-0000-Engineman
Primary Unit
USS Waller (DDE-466)
Home State
New Hampshire
Home Town
Not Specified
Almerico, Leroy, Sr., SH3
Status
USN Veteran
Service Years
1955 - 1957
MOS
SH-0000-Ship's Serviceman
Primary Unit
USS Des Moines (CA-134)
Home State
Florida
Home Town
Not Specified

Unit Description

U.S.S. DES MOINES CA-134
(AKA, DAISY MAE)

November - Hotel - Sierra - Golf
Voice Call Sign: Crusader












Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Chandler, Alvin Duke, CAPT VADM 11/16/48 - 09/49
Daniel, Henry Chesley, CAPT VADM 09/49 - 10/50
Bergin, Charles Kniese, CAPT RADM 07/16/52 - 07/53
Dornin, Marshall Edgar (Skinny), CAPT RADM 08/56 - 09/20/57
Groverman Jr., William Heald, CAPT RADM 09/20/57 - 11/58
Moncure, Samuel Pemberton, CAPT   01/59 - 11/1359
Slayton, Morgan, CAPT   11/13/59 - 11/60
Grimm, Edward Elias, CAPT RADM 11/60 - 01/61
Lyndon, Dennis Charles, CAPT RADM 01/61 - 03/01/61
Barry Jr., Richard Francis, CDR   03/01/61 - 03/20/61





CLASS - DES MOINES
Displacement 17,000 Tons, Dimensions, 716' 6" (oa) x 76' 4" x 26' (Max)
Armament 9 x 8"/55, 12 x 5"/38AA, 24 x 3"/50, 24 x 20mm, 4 Aircraft
Armor, 6" Belt, 8" Turrets, 3 1/2" Deck, 6 1/2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 120,000 SHP; G. E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 1799.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 28 MAY 1945 by the Bethlehem Steel Company, Quincy, MA
Launched 27 SEP 1946
Commissioned 17 NOV 1948
Decommissioned 14 JUL 1961
Stricken 09 JUL 1991
Fate: Scrapping completed by ESCO Marine, Inc., Brownsville, TX on 16 AUG 2007.Hull number CA-134

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Reunion information

Reunion Name: USS Des Moines (CA-134)
Date: Jul 24 - Jul 26, 2019
Location: Hermitage, Pennsylvania
Place: Mercer County Shrine Club
Contact: Arthur J. Weeks Jr.
Web Page: http://www.ussdesmoines.com/
Email: w1agw@comcast.net
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Event Description

From: Arthur Weeks President, USS Des Moines Reunion Association Shipmates, Everything is on schedule for the 2019 (CA-134) Reunion. The reunion will be held at the Mercer County Shrine Club, 4201 Lamour Road, in Hermitage, PA July 24, 25 & 26. We have the hall from 3pm on Wednesday the 24th and pizza will be served around 5pm. Coffee and Donuts morning of the 25th, noon meal and supper. The 26th, breakfast, noon meal and supper. Please do not mail your $25.00 DUES. This will be collected Thursday morning at the reunion. There is NO CHARGE for the reunion. All shipmates and their wives or better half are welcome. Our treasury will cover expenses. Please e-mail, text or call me with your intentions to attend the reunion. Arthur Weeks 401-439-1660, w1agw@comcast.net. OR Roy Lammey 412-600-7207, royjo@comcast.net. WE ARE WITHOUT A FULL ELECTED OFFICER STAFF. WE NEED A PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY. DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES THERE WAS A CHANGE AFTER LAST YEARS REUNION SO ROY LAMMEY AND I ASUMED THE OFFICES OF VICE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT UNTIL THE NEXT REUNION. PLEASE WE NEED YOUR HELP IN ORDER TO CONTINUE.

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