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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Dunlap (DD-384), 1937-1947

USS Dunlap, a 1490-ton destroyer, was built at New York, New York. Commissioned in June 1937, she served in both the Atlantic and Pacific prior to World War II, and in the latter ocean during that conflict. Dunlap participated in carrier raids on Japanese positions in February 1942 and opeated in the Hawaiian area for much of the remainder of that year. Transferred to the South Pacific in late 1942, she took part in the very successful Battle of Vela Gulf in August 1943.

After briefly serving in the Aleutians in November and December 1943, Dunlap supported the Marshalls campaign and then went to the Indian Ocean for operations with the British Eastern Fleet in March-May 1944. She spent most of the rest of the War in the Central Pacific area, taking part in several bombardments of Japanese-held islands, and also participated in the Leyte invasion. The surrender of Japanese forces in the Bonin Islands was held on her deck. Dunlap visited Houston, Texas, for Navy Day celebrations in October 1945. She decommissioned in December 1945 and was sold for scrapping in December 1947.

USS Dunlap was named in honor of Brigadier General Robert H. Dunlap, USMC, (1879-1931), who served with distinction during the first three decades of the Twentieth Century.

This page features overall views of USS Dunlap and provides links to images taken on board her or featuring her in a recruiting poster.

For views taken on board USS Dunlap and of a Navy recruiting poster featuring her image, see: USS Dunlap, Miscellaneous Images.

 

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: NH 96817

USS Dunlap (DD-384)


Steaming at high speed during trials, 1937.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 81KB; 565 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 66800

USS Dunlap (DD-384)


Starboard broadside view, taken in 1937-40.

Courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Ted Stone Collection.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 47KB; 740 x 445 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 66799

USS Dunlap (DD-384)


Photographed in 1937-40, probably in the New York City area.

Courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Ted Stone Collection.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 44KB; 740 x 440 pixels

 
Photo #: 80-G-16958

USS Dunlap (DD-384)


Cuts close across the stern of USS Enterprise (CV-6) while operating at sea in the Hawaiian area, 8 April 1942, the day that Enterprise departed to take part in the Doolittle raid on Japan.
SBD scout-bombers of Bombing Squadron Six (VB-6) are being spotted aft on the carrier's flight deck.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 125KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 19-N-30007

USS Dunlap (DD-384)


Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 10 May 1942.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 52KB; 740 x 595 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-236022

USS Dunlap (DD-384)


Refueling from USS Saratoga (CV-3) while en route to join the British Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean, 26 March 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 74KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-366994

USS Dunlap (DD-384)


Underway in the Pacific on 3 September 1944. She participated in a bombardment of Wake Island on that day.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 129KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 

For views taken on board USS Dunlap and of a Navy recruiting poster featuring her image, see: USS Dunlap, Miscellaneous Images.


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14 March 1999