Allied Warships

USS Holt (DE 706)

Destroyer Escort of the Rudderow class


USS Holt as completed

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassRudderow 
PennantDE 706 
Built byDefoe Boat and Marine Works. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down28 Nov 1943 
Launched15 Feb 1944 
Commissioned9 Jun 1944 
End service2 Jul 1946 
History

Decommissioned 2 July 1946.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 15 November 1974.
Transferred to South Korea on 19 June 1963 being renamed Chung Nam.
Chung Nam was stricken and broken up in 1984.

 

Commands listed for USS Holt (DE 706)

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CommanderFromTo
1Victor Blue, USNR9 Jun 194419 Sep 1945
2Burrough Bertram Anderson, USNR19 Sep 194523 Jan 1946
3Samuel McDonald Badgett, USN23 Jan 194615 Feb 1946
4Robert Gene Charles, USNR15 Feb 19462 Jul 1946

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Notable events involving Holt include:


15 Feb 1945
USS Blackfin (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Kitch, USN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines. She was escorted in by USS Holt (Lt.Cdr. V. Blue, USNR).

15 Feb 1945
USS Blueback (Cdr. M.K. Clementson, USN) ended her 1st war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines. She was escorted in by USS Holt (Lt.Cdr. V. Blue, USNR). At Subic Bay she was refitted by USS Griffin.

2 Mar 1945
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) arrived at Subic Bay. She was escorted in by USS Holt (Lt.Cdr. V. Blue, USNR).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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