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|72k||John Lincoln Doneff born 12 February 1920 in Newark, Ohio. He graduated from the Naval Academy and was commissioned ensign 19 June 1942. Ensign Doneff was killed in action when his ship, USS Pensacola (CA 24) was damaged during the Battle of Tassafaronga in the Solomon Islands on 30 November 1942.
USS Doneff (DE 49) (1943-1945) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy thanks to Nell Horn)
|61k||starboard side, undated||Curt Lange|
|96k||26 February 1945: Bow on view of Doneff off Mare Island. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-49-1439-45)||Darryl Baker|
|123k||26 February 1945: Broadside view. She was in overhaul at the yard from 19 January until 3 March 1945. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-49-1436-45)|
|127k||26 February 1945: Stern view of Doneff departing Mare Island. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-49-1434-45)|
|179k||3 March 1945: Amidships looking aft view of Doneff at Mare Island. Note new quad 40mm gun mount in circled area. USS Shubrick (DD 639) is inboard. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-49-1432-45)|
|210k||3 March 1945: Amidships looking forward view of Doneff. USS Shubrick (DD 639) is inboard. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-49-1435-45)|
|114k||2 July 1945: in the Pacific||Bill Gonyo|
|91k||4 July 1945: in the Pacific|
|Doneff's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 10 Jun. 1943 - 11 Dec. 1943||Lcdr. Louis Charles Mabley, USNR (Comm.)|
|2.) 11 Dec. 1943 - 29 May 1944||Lcdr. Robert Percy Baruch, USNR|
|3.) 29 May 1944 - 04 Oct. 1945||Lcdr. Thomas Albert Graham, USNR|
|4.) 04 Oct. 1945 - 22 Dec. 1945||Lt. Stewart B. Hobbs, USNR (Decomm.)|
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