DE-390 FEATURED ON HBO SERIES "THE PACIFIC"

 


WELCOME ABOARD THE U.S.S. CALCATERRA (DE/DER-390) WEBPAGE


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U.S.S. CALCATERRA (DE/DER-390)

 

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Welcome to the official U.S.S. Calcaterra (DE/DER-390) Homepage. This page was started on 26 August 1997. I will continue to update it as new information is available. I apologize for any errors or ommissions. Please bring them to my attention and I will correct them as soon as possible.


       To submit information to me, click here        

 

I'm in the process of updating the database and mailing list for a reunion in the near future.

If you visit this page please submit you info to me. Thanks.


To register on the following  web site click the graphic below:

 

USN - Together We Served

 


The 2010 reunion of the EDSALL CLASS VETERANS INC (ECVA) comprising 85 Edsall class DE�s, DER�s, & WDE�s will be held November 8, 9, 10, & 11th in Galveston TX. A VETERAN�S DAY CEREMONY will be held Nov. 11th at the USS STEWART DE-238 the only Edsall class DE on display in North America. Contact: Mac Christy ENC USN (RET) USS KOINER DER-331, at 785-255-4368, or machief@hughes.net. Write to: 841 Thomas Rd., Pomona KS 66076.


 

 

 

U. S. Navy Family Grams

Click Here For USCG Description Of DE-390


PHOTOS

Aerographer's MatAerographer's Mates At Workes At Work

Photos of DER-390 From Deck Of USNS Sgt. Joseph E. Muller (TAG-171) In 1969

U.S.S. Calcaterra (DER-390)

Me and "N" Division Shipmates - 1965

My Coffee Cup 1965


REUNION COORDINATOR

Alan D. Baker

3041 Tipperary Drive Tallahassee, FL 32308-3316

Phone: (850) 893-8804

or

usscalcaterra@comcast.net


FUTURE REUNIONS

Any proposed reunions will be entered here.


  

 

SHIPMATES LOCATED

Locate The Last Name Initial You Are Looking For And Click On That Initial
You Will Be Connected To The Correct Page


Select Letter From List Below:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

  : denotes participated on "Operation DeepFreeze"

Information On How To Contact Shipmates On This List,
To Submit Corrections, Provide Additional Data Or Give Information About Former Crew Members,

Alan D. Baker

or

You Can Write Alan D. Baker at: 3041 Tipperary Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308-3326


HISTORY OF THE U.S.S. CALCATERRA


 

"Operation Deep Freeze" Picket Ships.

 

Bobbing around in the vicinity of 60�S., 158�E., these picket ships spent most of their antarctic tour on the stormest seas on earth, observing atmospheric conditions and reporting weather. These Edsall-class vessels were modified destroyer escorts fitted with electronic gear for use in early-warning networks. These ships were particularly suitable for the control and guidance of aircraft, a role they performed for planes flying along the 2,500-mile route from Christchurch, New Zealand to Antarctica. For four seasons (Deep Freeze 62-65), New Zealand provided Loch-class antisubmarine frigates, vessesls similar in construction to Edsall-class ships to assist in the picket role.

 

SHIP DF 1 DF 2 DF 3 DF 4 DF 60 DF 61 DF 62 DF 63 DF 64 DF 65 DF 66 DF 67 DF 68
                           
USS Brough (DE-148)   X X X                  
USS Calcaterra (DER-390)                     X   X
USS Durant (DER-389)               X          
USS Forster (DER-334)               X          
U.S.S. Thomas J.Gary (DER-326)                     X X  
U.S.S. Hissem (DER-400)                 X        
U.S.S. Mills (DER-383)                   X   X X
USS Petersen (DE-152)         X                
USS Vance (DER-387)             X            
USS Wilhoite (DER-397)           X              
HMNZS Pukaki                 X X      
HMNZS Rotoiti             X X X        

 

 

 


Links To Other DE/DER's

U.S.S. /U.S.C.G Lansing (DE/DER-388)

U.S.S. Slater (DE-766)

"Operation Deep Freeze" & DE/DER Ships 


Other Links

Destroyer Escort Historical Foundation

Destroyer Escort Sailors Association

Tin Can Sailors

United States Navy Memorial


Click here to go to DESA


Awarded: March 18, 2003

 


 

comments or suggestions about this website should be sent to:

 Alan D. Baker

DER-390: 1965-1966 & 1967-1968

"Operation Deepfreeze"


This Page Last Updated: 01 July 2014 03:49:35 PM