Allied Warships

USS James C. Owens (DD 776)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 776 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down9 Apr 1944 
Launched1 Oct 1944 
Commissioned17 Feb 1945 
End service15 Jul 1973 
History

Decommissioned 3 April 1950.
Recommissioned 20 September 1950.
Decommissioned and stricken 15 July 1973.
Transferred to Brazil 15 July 1973 being renamed Sergipe.
Sergipe was stricken 17 October 1995 and broken up.

 

Commands listed for USS James C. Owens (DD 776)

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1T/Cdr. Richard Hutchings Blair, USN17 Feb 1945

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Notable events involving James C. Owens include:


10 May 1945
USS James C. Owens (Cdr. Richard Hutchings Blair) departed from San Pedro bound for Pearl Harbor.

16 May 1945
USS James C. Owens (Cdr. R.H. Blair) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

24 May 1945
USS James C. Owens (Cdr. R.H. Blair) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Okinawa (through Eniwetok and Ulithi).

17 Jun 1945
USS James C. Owens (Cdr. R.H. Blair) arrived off Okinawa.

24 Jun 1945
USS James C. Owens (Cdr. R.H. Blair) departed from the Okinawa area for Leyte.

13 Jul 1945
USS James C. Owens (Cdr. Richard Hutchings Blair) departed from Leyte to operate with the fleet of the Japanese mainland for the remainder of the war.

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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