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U.S.S. J. DOUGLAS BLACKWOOD

(DE-219)

DEDICATED - DAUNTLESS

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DE-219 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1943 - Keel Date: 22 FEB 1943
at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
MAY 1943 - Launch Date: 29 MAY 1943
FEB 1951 - Commissioned: 5 FEB 1951
JUN 1953 - Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1958 - Decommissioned: 1 AUG 1958
AUG 1961 - MAY 1962 Guantanamo Bay
OCT 1961 - SEP 1962 Reserve crew activated for Berlin Crisis augmentation
JUN 1963 - JUL 1963 Caribbean
AUG 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 7 AUG 1966 - Atlantic Ocean

DE-219 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: J. Douglas Blackwood

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Draft: 9 feet 6 in

Range: 3 700 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition: Sunk as a target 20 July 1970