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|94k||Artist's conception of Buckley by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL destroyer escorts are available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource.||Navy Yard Associates|
|110k||The launch of the USS Buckley at the Bethlehem-Hingham yard near Boston. This was one of the first long-hulled DE's, and the start of a most impressive building programme at this yard. [US Navy photo, from the book "Allied Escort Ships of World War II (A Complete Survey)", by Peter Elliott]||Edib Krlicbegovic,
Bosnia - Hercegovina
|50k||underway, undated (US Navy photo #19-N-44456, NARA II, College Park, Md.)||Tracy White|
|830k||24 April 1943: the Atlantic Ocean - Buckley photographed off the Boston Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photos #CP-DE-51 19-N-131015 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)||Ed Zajkowski|
|79k||May 1943||Robert Hurst|
|21k||undated wartime image (National Archives #BUSHIPS44457)||Nick Tiberio|
|63k||May-June 1944: Boston, Mass. - USS Buckley in drydock at the Boston Navy Yard, her bow bent from ramming U-66. (Photo from Captain Jerry Mason, USN ret.)||Bill Gonyo|
|58k||May-June 1944: Boston, Mass. - Lcdr. Brent Able, USNR, receives the Navy Cross for action as Commanding Officer of USS Buckley from Captain George L. Menocal at the Boston Navy Yard where Buckley is undergoing repairs. (Photo from Captain Jerry Mason, USN ret.)|
|174k||10 June 1944: The Atlantic Ocean - USS Buckley (DE 51) underway off Boston, Massachusetts (position 42 20'N, 70 50'W). The ship was photographed from a blimp of squadron ZP-11. (U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-236608from the United States National Archives)||Mike Green|
|94k||circa 1945: The destroyer escort USS Buckley (DE 51), following conversion for radar picket service. Note her newly-fitted 5"/38 main battery guns and mainmast. Buckley was redesignated DER-51 in April 1949. (U.S. Navy Photo #NH 107405 from the Naval History and Heritage Command, obtained from the collection of Bruce H. Franklin, author of "The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts")||Robert Hurst|
|View the USS Buckley (DE 51) DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway web site.
History unavailable on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
|Buckley's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 30 Apr. 1943 - 12 Aug. 1943||Lcdr. Allen Weems Slayden (comm.)|
|2.) 12 Aug. 1943 - 09 Jan. 1945||Lcdr. Brent Maxwell Abel, USNR|
|3.) 09 Apr. 1945 - 03 Oct. 1945||Lcdr. Robert Rennolds Crutchfield, USNR (Norfolk, Va.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|4.) 03 Oct. 1945 - 02 Apr. 1946||Lt. Robert Watkins Bartley, USNR (decomm.)|
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