Carpenter, Donald Marshall, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1936-1936, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
Service Years
1916 - 1936
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Carpenter, Donald Marshall (Doc), LCDR USN(Ret).

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Home Town
Hopbottom, PA
Last Address
Coronado, Ca

Date of Passing
Apr 01, 1940
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Medically retired in October 1936.

On 18 June 1945, Mrs. Edward S. Shaw, sister of Carpenter’s widow Clara, wrote to Admiral King, then Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet (who had commanded Lexington when Carpenter had commanded VS-3B) suggesting that a ship be named for the late leader of VP-5F’s historic flight in 1933, citing the "sincere respect" her brother-in-law had felt for King. "I sincerely hope you will not consider me presumptuous," she wrote, "but if you could lend your approval to such an honor for ‘Doc’ as we all knew him, I would appreciate it very much." "Please do this if you can,"
King wrote to the Chief of Naval Personnel, who recommended the name assignment on 10 July 1945; consequently, on 14 July 1945, Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal assigned the name Carpenter to DD-825.
In writing to Secretary Forrestal upon being informed of the naming of the ship, Carpenter’s widow wrote on 9 August 1945 of her “deep appreciation of the honor bestowed on my two sons and me in the naming of this ship for my late husband and I hope her record will be one of which to be proud..."

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USS Wyoming (BB-32)
Wyoming Class Battleship: Displacement 26,000 Tons, Dimensions, 562' (oa) x 93' 3" x 29' 7" (Max). Armament 12 x 12"/50 21 x 5"/51, 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 11" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 11 1/2" Conning Tower. Machinery, 28,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 20.5 Knots, Crew 1063. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Cramp, Shipbuilding, Philadelphia, PA., February 9, 1910. Launched May 25 1911. Commissioned September 25, 1912. Decommissioned May 21, 1930. Recommissioned & Reclassified as Gunnery Training Ship (AG-17) July 1, 1931. Decommissioned August 1, 1947. Stricken September 16, 1947. Fate: Sold October 30, 1947 and broken up for scrap in Newark NJ.

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Tisdale, Mahlon, VADM, (1912-1947) Lieutenant Commander
Hill, Harry Wilbur, ADM, (1911-1954) Lieutenant
McCormick, Lynde Dupuy, ADM, (1915-1956) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Christy, Harley Hannibal, VADM, (1891-1934) OFF 00X Captain
Brady, John Joseph (ChC), RDML, (1914-1934) OFF 410X Commander
Brady, John Joseph (ChC), RDML, (1914-1934) OFF 410X Lieutenant Commander
Brady, John Joseph (ChC), RDML, (1914-1934) OFF 410X Lieutenant
Bryant, Carleton Fanton, VADM, (1914-1946) OFF 00X Lieutenant
Kirtland, Frederick Durrel, VADM, (1916-1953) OFF Lieutenant
Martin, Charles Franklin, RADM, (1914-1946) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Hoover, Gilbert, ADM, (1916-1947) OFF 116X Ensign
Wainwright, John Drayton, RADM, (1900-1942) Captain

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