Allied Warships

USS Blue (ii) (DD 744)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 744 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down30 Jun 1943 
Launched28 Nov 1943 
Commissioned20 Mar 1944 
End service27 Jan 1971 
History

Decommissioned 14 February 1947.
Recommissioned 14 May 1949.
Decommissioned 27 January 1971.
Stricken 1 February 1974.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California 28 April 1977.

Named in honor of Lt.Cdr John Stuart Blue, USN, who died as navigator on the cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52) on 13 Nov 1942.

 

Commands listed for USS Blue (ii) (DD 744)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. Lot Ensey, USN20 Mar 19444 May 1945
2T/Cdr. Louis Allen Bryan, USN4 May 194525 Mar 1946
3William Squire Maddox, USN25 Mar 194614 Feb 1947

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