USS J. Douglas Blackwood (DE 219)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||8 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||22 Feb 1943|
|Launched||29 May 1943|
|Commissioned||15 Dec 1943|
|End service||1 Aug 1962|
Decommissioned 20 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS J. Douglas Blackwood (DE 219)
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|1||Ralph Baker Randolph, USN||15 Dec 1943||5 Aug 1944|
|2||James Lamont Johnston, USNR||5 Aug 1944||1 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving J. Douglas Blackwood include:
13 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS J. Douglas Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Johnston, USNR) and USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Zimmerman, USNR).
14 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS J. Douglas Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Johnston, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hingson, USN).
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