Allied Warships

USS Woodson (DE 359)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 359 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down7 Mar 1944 
Launched29 Apr 1944 
Commissioned24 Aug 1944 
End service11 Aug 1962 
History

Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Recommissioned 19 May 1951.
Decommissioned 11 August 1962.
Stricken 1 July 1965.
Sold 16 August 1966 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Woodson (DE 359)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. James Louis Foley, USN24 Aug 194426 Mar 1945
2Alva Radcliffe Corlett, USNR26 Mar 194518 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Woodson include:


8 Jun 1945
USS Brill (Cdr. H.B. Dodge, USN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines. She was escorted in by USS Woodson (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Corlett, USNR). At Subic Bay she was refitted by USS Howard W. Gilmore and a relief crew of Submarine Division 222.

14 Jul 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) departed Subic Bay for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam. She was escorted out by USS Woodson (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Corlett, USNR).

For daily and sinking positions of USS Bugara during this patrol see the map below.

15 Jul 1945
USS Chub (Cdr. C.D. Rhymes, Jr., USN) departed from Subic Bay for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea. She was escorted out by USS Woodson (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Corlett, USNR). Exercises with Woodson were cut short when Cub was ordered to search for downed aviators to the north which she did until the afternoon of the next day.

For the daily and attack positions of USS Chub during this patrol see the map below.

14 Aug 1945
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) ended her 4th war patrol at Subic Bay. She was escorted in by USS Woodson (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Corlett, USNR).

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