Hull Number: DD-636
Launch Date: 02/12/1942
Commissioned Date: 08/15/1942
Decommissioned Date: 11/08/1945
Other Designations: DMS-29
Data for USS Gleaves (DD-423) as of 1945
Length Overall: 348’ 4"
Beam: 36’ 1"
Draft: 13’ 6"
Standard Displacement: 1,630 tons
Full Load Displacement: 2,525 tons
Fuel capacity: 2,928 barrels
Four 5″/38 caliber guns
Two 40mm twin anti-aircraft mounts
Two 21″ quintuple torpedo tub
2 Westinghouse Turbines: 50,000 horsepower
Highest speed on trials: 37.4 knots
Namesake: SMEDLEY D. BUTLER
SMEDLEY D. BUTLER
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1959)
Smedley D. Butler was born in West Chester, PA, 30 July 1881 and was appointed a Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1898. During the Spanish-American War he served aboard the armored cruiser New York. He served in China during the Boxer Rebellion and was appointed Captain by brevet for distinguished conduct. In 1914 he received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Veracruz and in 1915 he received a second Medal of Honor for service in Haiti. Major General Butler received Distinguished Service Medals from both the Army and the Navy in recognition of his service in France during World War I. He retired from active duty 1 October 1931 and died at Philadelphia 21 June 1940.
Stricken 11/28/1945. Sold 1/10/1945.