USS Woodson (DE 359)
Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||John C. Butler|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||7 Mar 1944|
|Launched||29 Apr 1944|
|Commissioned||24 Aug 1944|
|End service||11 Aug 1962|
Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Commands listed for USS Woodson (DE 359)
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|1||T/Cdr. James Louis Foley, USN||24 Aug 1944||26 Mar 1945|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Alva Radcliffe Corlett, USNR||26 Mar 1945||18 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.
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