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USS LOWRY DD-770

COMMANDING OFFICERS

COMMANDER ALPERT P. CARPENTER, USN

26 APRIL 1961 TO FEBRUARY 1963

CMDR. CARPENTER RELIEVED AT NORFOLK, VA. BY:

COMMANDER HAROLD M. LAMB, USN

FEBRUARY 1963 TO JULY 1964

CMDR. LAMB RELIEVED AT NORFOLK, VA. BY:

0N 1 JULY 1964, COMDESRON 22--CAPTAIN R. M. BROWNITE, USN BROUGHT HIS FLAG ABOARD LOWRY

COMMANDER R. L. McELROY, JR., USN

JULY 1964 TO 20 DECEMBER 1965

CMDR. McELROY RELIEVED AT NORFOLK, VA BY:

COMMANDER OLIVER F. MIDGETTE, USN

20 DECEMBER 1965 TO 6 OCTOBER 1966

CMDR. MIDGETTE RELIEVED AT NORFOLK, VA. BY:

COMMANDER WILLIAM HUNTER GRIGG, USN

6 OCTOBER 1966 TO 14 MAY 1968

CMDR. GRIGG RELIEVED AT SEA ENROUTE TO GUAM BY:

COMMANDER ROBERT LIGHTBOURN BLANDING, USN

14 MAY 1968 TO 12 FEBRUARY 1970

CMDR. BLANDING RELIEVED AT NORFOLK, VA BY:

COMMANDER FREDERIC C. CASWELL, JR., USN

12 FEBRUARY 1970 TO 1 OCTOBER 1971

CMDR. CASWELL RELIEVED BY:

COMMANDER JOHN J. CASHMERE, USNR

1 OCTOBER 1971 TO 12 OCTOBER 1972

CMD. CASHMERER RELIEVED BY::

COMMANDER STANISLAUS G. DYRO, USN

12 OCTOBER 1972 TO 13 JULY 1973

CMD. STANISLAUS RELIEVED BY:

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER ALBERT T. MASON, USN

13 JULY 1973 TO 29 OCTOBER 1973

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER MASON DECOMMISSIONED THE U.S.S. LOWRY DD-770 ON 29 OCTOBER 1973

THE USS LOWRY WAS ASSIGNED TO THE RESERVE FLEET AND STATIONED AT THE PHILADELPHIA NAVAL BASE IN 1970. THE USS LOWRY BECAME THE FLAGSHIP OF THE DESTROYER SQUADRON AT PHILADELPHIA NAVAL BASE. USS LOWRY DD-770 WAS DECOMISSIONED AND STRICKEN ON 29 OCTOBER 1973. LOWRY WAS SOLD TO THE BRAZILIAN NAVY ON 29 OCTOBER 1973 AND RENAMED "ESPIRITO SANTO D-38". SHE WAS PLACED IN INACTIVE SERVICE BY THE BRAZILIAN NAVY ON 6 FEBRUARY 1996. LOWRY HAD ACCOMPLISHED 245 TRIPS, 1,249 DAYS AT SEA AND STEAMED 305,010 MILES. LOWRY WAS SUNK AS A TARGET DURING THE SUMMER OF 1999.

Thanks and a pat on the back to W. F. "BILL" MACKEY, Jr. for putting this article together. As we get complete confirmation of the exact dates at the end of this article they will be added along with information as to her final resting place at sea.