DE797 Specs

USS WEEDEN DE797 — Buckley Class

  • Displacement … 1,400 tons
  • Length…. 306′ – 0″
  • Breadth….37′ – 0″
  • Draught… 13′-6″
  • Speed… 23.6 knots
  • Complement… 213
  • Armament
  • 3-3″ guns
  • 8 -20mm guns
  • 4 -1.1 gun
  • Hedgehog
  • Depth Charges

The USS Weeden was named in honor of Ensign Carl Alfred Weeden, USN. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado, on 14 April, 1916. On 22 June 1936, he was appointed a Midshipman from the 3rd Colorado District, He was commissioned as Ensign on 6 June, 1940 and reported for duty to the USS Arizona, (BB-39) on 9 June 1940. Ensign Weeden was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December, 1941. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal and earned the American Defense Service Medal, Fleet Clasp, and the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal. Fortunately, we made contact with relatives of Ens. Weeden, specifically sisters Mossie and Bernadine. They managed to make the reunion in St. Louis, where their presence was a mutual highlight of that reunion, both for us and for them.
Any crewmen, relatives or anyone connected with the USS Weeden, please write to

Richard Griffin
email [email protected]

Ed Hansen
email [email protected]