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

USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193), 1944-1951

USS Garfield Thomas, a 1240-ton Cannon class destroyer escort built at Newark, New Jersey, was commissioned in January 1944. She served Atlantic escort duties until July 1945, when she transferred to the Pacific. Garfield Thomas was decommissioned in March 1947. In January 1951, she was transferred to the Greek Navy, in which she served as Panthir into the 1990s.

This page features our only view of USS Garfield Thomas and provides information on other photographs that may be available from the National Archives.

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Photo #: 306-PSG-51-686 (Box 45)

USS Eldridge (DE-173)

and
USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193)

Ceremony at the Boston Naval Shipyard, Massachusetts, transferring the ships to the Royal Hellenic Navy. The transfer, which was made under the provisions of the U.S. Mutual Defense Assistance Program, took place on 15 January 1951.
The ships served in the Greek Navy as, respectively, Leon and Panthir.

Photograph source: U.S. Department of State - O'Donnell.

U.S. Information Agency Photograph in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 70,194 bytes; 740 x 615 pixels

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

 


While the Naval Historical Center has no other views of USS Garfield Thomas, the National Archives appears to hold several. The following list features some of these photographs:

The images listed below are NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain them using the procedures described in "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".

  • Photo #: 80-G-178327
    USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193). Public release photo with radar antennas censored, dated 14 September 1944.
    Starboard bow surface view.
  • Photo #: 80-G-178328
    USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193). Public release photo with radar antennas censored, dated 14 September 1944.
    Port broadside surface view.

  • Photo #: 80-G-213268
    USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 9 February 1944.
    Starboard broadside aerial view.

  • Photo #: 80-G-222191
    USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 19 March 1944.
    Bow-on aerial view.
  • Photo #: 80-G-222192
    USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 19 March 1944.
    Port bow aerial view.
  • Photo #: 80-G-222193
    USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 19 March 1944.
    Starboard quarter aerial view, with a patrol boat passing beyond her bow.

  • Photo #: 80-G-235840
    USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 10 July 1944.
    Starboard broadside aerial view, somewhat toward the bow.
  • Photo #: 80-G-235841
    USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 10 July 1944.
    Port broadside aerial view, with another destroyer escort in the distance.
  • Photo #: 80-G-235842
    USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 10 July 1944.
    Starboard quarter aerial view.


    Reproductions of these images should be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system for pictures not held by the Naval Historical Center.

     

    The images above are NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain them using the procedures described in "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".

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    4 November 1998