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Displacement 2395 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 348' 4"(oa) x 36' 1" x 13' 2" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 0.5" MG, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 50,000 SHP; Bethlehem Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 208.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro.May 29 1941.
Launched June 27 1942 and commissioned November 21 1942.
Decommissioned February 4 1946.
Stricken July 1 1971.
Fate Sunk as target off Florida May 6 1974.

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MacKenzie 77kPhoto #: NH 47991. Lieutenant Commander Alexander S. MacKenzie, USN photographed circa 1865. LCdr. MacKenzie lost his life on 13 June 1867, during a combat action on Formosa. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
MacKenzie 82kArtist's conception of the Mackenzie as she appeared in World War II by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
MacKenzie 96kUndated, USS Mackenzie (DD-614), along with other units of DesRon 15 in the port of Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, before Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Photo from "United States Destroyer Operations in World War II" by Theodore Roscoe.Robert Hurst
MacKenzie 159k1942 at San Pedro.Ed Zajkowski
MacKenzie 154kDecember 9 1942 at San Pedro.Ed Zajkowski
MacKenzie 149kDecember 9 1942 at San Pedro.Ed Zajkowski
MacKenzie 115kFebruary 5 1943 at Hunters Point.Ed Zajkowski
MacKenzie 113kFebruary 5 1943 at Hunters Point. Photo from NARA San Francisco, Mare Island Naval Shipyard Ship Files.Tracy White
MacKenzie 118kFebruary 5 1943 at Hunters Point. Photo from NARA San Francisco, Mare Island Naval Shipyard Ship Files.Tracy White
MacKenzie 108kDecember 24 1943 at New York Navy Yard.Ed Zajkowski
MacKenzie 41kUSS MacKenzie (DD-614) and USS McLanahan (DD-615) in Algeria on the Gulf of Oran.Gerd Matthes
MacKenzie 88kUSS MacKenzie (DD-614) and USS Ordranaux (DD-617) at thirty knots making smoke and circling the HMS Dido (37), in response to German shore fire directed at the British cruiser. Source: Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, by Oulds, D.C. (Lt), Photo No. IWM (A 23710).Mike Green
MacKenzie 85kLooking aft from the bridge of the USS MacKenzie (DD-614), the British cruiser HMS Dido (37) is shelling German positions west of Gaetta, Italy on May 18, 1944. The destroyers Mackenzie and Ordranaux are escorting and providing assistance to the British cruiser. Source: Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, by Oulds, D.C. (Lt), Photo No. IWM (A 23713).Mike Green
MacKenzie 37kAs above.Gerd Matthes
MacKenzie 52kOff Gibraltar, date unknown.Gerd Matthes
MacKenzie 82kOff either Oran or Palermo, date unknown.Gerd Matthes
MacKenzie 146kAllied Press Service report on Italian Front activities including those of the MacKenzie from April 9 1945.Gerd Matthes
MacKenzie 42kUSS Thorn (DD-647), USS McLanahan (DD-615) and USS MacKenzie (DD-614) at Philadelphia Navy Yard on August 13 1973.Kaj Swenson

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Daniel Byrd Miller    Nov 21 1942 - Oct 1 1943 (Later RADM)
CDR Basil Norris Rittenhouse Jr.    Oct 1 1943 - Nov 12 1944
LCDR Overton Dickinson Hughlett    Nov 12 1944 - Feb 4 1946

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Dan Hancock

Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS MacKenzie (DD-614) Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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