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USS WADSWORTH DD516
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USS WADSWORTH DD-516
Photo provided by Marilyn Traylor Syx, Arthur Traylor sister.



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This web site is dedicated to the World War II Crewmembers and families of the USS WADSWORTH DD516.
Built by Robert E. (Bob) Ross, RMCS, US Navy (RET) who served on the USS HUDSON DD475.

Thanks to everyone who contributed information and photos.


REUNION INFORMATION FOR USS WADSWORTH DD516.

NO INFORMATION RECEIVED FOR THIS YEAR


PRESIDENTAL UNIT CITATION
U.S.S. WADSWORTH DD516
	          THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
WASHINGTON

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in commending the
UNITED STATES SHIP WEADSWORTH

for service as set forth in the follows:

"For outstanding heroism in action as a fighter direction ship on radar picket station during the Okinawa Campaign, from April 17 to June 24,1945. A natural and frequent target for heavy Japanese aerial attack while occupying advanced and isolated stations, the U.S.S. WADSWORTH defended all efforts of enemy Kamikaze and dive-bombing planes to destroy her. Constantly vigilant and ready for battle, she sent out early air warnings, provided fighter direction and, with her own gunfire, downed six enemy planes, shared in the destruction of seven others, routed many more, rendered valiant service in preventing the Japaanese from striking in force against our Naval Forces off the Okinawa Beachhead. A gallant, fighting ship, the WADSWORTH, her officers and her men withstood the stress and perils of vital Radar Picket duty, achieving a distinctive combat record which attests the teamwork, courage and skill of her entire company and enhances the finest traditions of the United States Naval Service" For the President, /s/ John L. Sullivan Acting Secretary of the Navy

Thanks to Russell Roark


Wadsworth Statistics

Standard Displacement: 2,050 tons
Length: 376.6 ft.
Beam: 39.7 ft.
Draft: 13.0 ft
Speed: 37 knots
Complement: 273
Armament: 5 5" dual purpose guns.
--------- 6 40mm AA guns.
--------- 8 20mm AA guns.
--------- 10 21" Torpedo tubes
--------- 2 Depth-charge racks.
--------- 6 Depth-charge pods.
Class: Fletcher

The second Wadsworth (DD-516) was laid down on 18 August 1942 at Bath, Maine, by the Bath Iron Works; launched on 10 January 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Rebecca Wadsworth Peacher, the great-great granddaughter of Commodore Alexander S. Wadsworth, and commissioned at the Boston Navy Yard, on 16 March 1943, Comdr. John F. Walsh in command.


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