Commissioning and the 1940s

Capt Harry G. Moore on 12/15/1045 reading to his command

Rear Admiral Felix Gygax of the First Naval District

Message from Joseph P. Kennedy

Hoist the Colors!


CDR Moore message to crew

All decked out

DD850 awaiting shakedown trials

Shakedown in a snow storm

Special thanks to Marilyn Moore Burnett, daughter of Commander H.G. Moore for use of some of her father's collection.