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Most of these sites listed below are a result of going to Google.com and entering USS Caldwell or DD 605 or both. The "DD605" is NOT unique to the Caldwell when blindly searching the Internet. Here are some examples of "hits" that are not what we want because DD605 is also
There are several abbreviations used in some of these references. DANFS = Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Furthermore, there is a DANFS website devoted to naval abbreviations and symbols. This site is DANFS Abbreviations and Symbols. There you will also find that DD means Destroyer.
In my opinion, three of the four history articles are substantially the same. They all have the same source for their historical information. In Eric Hudson's case, the article begins with a photo. The DANFS article is the least visually attractive. The third article has no photo but is more pleasing to read. It has additional historical information on how the Caldwell received its name. Eric Hudson's article would be the best for making a hardcopy if you are interested in saving ink. However, you may want to change the blue text to black text.
The Navy Department's History of the Caldwell's Actions is substantially more detailed as to the missions, commanders, and so on.
A few of these articles have a set of abbreviations and numbers about the Caldwell. These abbreviations are expanded here for simplicity:
DANFS history of the U.S.S. Caldwell This is the same information as Eric Hudson's article without the photograph. The font, in my opinion, is harder to read. It begins with a few abbreviations.
A brief history of the Caldwell which is the same as Eric Hudson's article with an additional two paragraphs at the beginning. Further, this font is very easy to read with a background or wallpaper that is more "Internet" attractive. Check it out!
Summary Stats for the U.S.S. Caldwell This site has more general statistics for this class of destroyer as well as summary statistics. This is probably superior to the other "ten stats" site.
A quick summary of about ten statistics for the USS Caldwell. The Caldwell was about 350 feet long and had a crew of about 276 sailors. More specific information is available if you go to this site.
Bethlehem Steel Photo of the Caldwell This is probably the clearest picture of the USS Caldwell DD 605. This is from the Bethlehem Steel company's archives. You can also scroll around and see pictures of other ships they have built for the U.S. Navy. Click on the green arrows in the upper left corner of this Bethlehem Steel site to see other ships.
A photo of the Caldwell with some abbreviated statistics beneath the photo.
A plane overshot the
USS Hancock and the pilot was rescued by the Caldwell.
There are 4 or so references to the Caldwell in this article. The first three references
are for 24 September 1944, 30 September 1944, and 1 October 1944. The next reference
to the Caldwell has to do with the rescue of the pilot. This is about half ways through the article.
The official title is: The War History of the Hancock: April 1944 to October 1945.
Use the Control+F or menus to search for the word "Caldwell" in this article.
Destroyers Damaged during the war This lists destroyers damaged during World War II. This begins with the Caldwell and simply lists the dates 12/12/1944 (Ormoc Bay) and 6/27/1945. This site has additional value in that it lists all damaged destroyers. You can scroll around to other ships. They are sequenced by the DD numbers.
Cutaway View of this class of ships The cutaway view is helpful for one who is already familiar with the areas of the ship. The picture is neither clear nor large. This site also gives some global data on this class of destroyers, such as number and size of gun mounts, and so on.