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WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

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

USS Harlan R. Dickson (DD-708), 1945-1973

USS Harlan R. Dickson, a 2200-ton Allen M. Sumner class destroyer, was built at Kearny, New Jersey. Commissioned in February 1945, she spent most of the year operating in the Atlantic before arriving at Pearl Harbor in December 1945. Harlan R. Dickson returned to the Atlantic in 1946. Early the next year she began a lengthy series of regular deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, with occasional ventures farther east to the Persian Gulf, punctuated by operations in the Western Atlantic and Caribbean areas. After over two and a half decades of service, USS Harlan R. Dickson was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 1972 and sold for scrapping in June 1973.

USS Harlan R. Dickson was named in honor of Lieutenant Commander Harlan R. Dickson (1914-1944).

This page features views of USS Harlan R. Dickson.

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Photo #: NH 96848

USS Harlan R. Dickson (DD-708)


Off Manhattan Island, New York, en route from her builders, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey, for delivery to the Navy in February 1945.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 141KB; 740 x 610 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 96849

USS Harlan R. Dickson (DD-708)


Underway in Hampton Roads, Virginia, 8 May 1964.
Photographed by PH2 G.J. Clark.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 115KB; 740 x 610 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 96850

USS Harlan R. Dickson (DD-708)


Underway, during the 1960s.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 159KB; 740 x 620 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 68367-KN (Color)

Insignia: USS Harlan R. Dickson (DD-708)


Cloth jacket patch featuring the ship's emblem, as used in about 1960.

Courtesy of Captain G.F. Swainson, USN, 1969.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 121KB; 685 x 580 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 68368-KN (Color)

Insignia: USS Harlan R. Dickson (DD-708)


Cloth jacket patch featuring the ship's emblem, as used in 1963.

Courtesy of Captain G.F. Swainson, USN, 1969.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 94KB; 685 x 570 pixels

 


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31 May 1999