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|79k||Artist's conception of Douglas L. Howard by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall.
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|36k||Douglas Legate Howard born 11 February 1885 in Annapolis, Md. He was a member of the Naval Academy class of 1906. He was commanding officer of Drayton (DD 23), Rowan (DD 64), and Bell (DD 95) during World War I and was awarded the Navy Cross for his distinguished service on patrol and convoy escort duty in waters infested with submarines and mines. Captain Howard retired in 1933 and died at Annapolis 14 December 1936.
USS Douglas L. Howard (DE 138) (1943-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo Courtesy of USNA Alumni Association thanks to Anne Sharpe)
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|57k||undated wartime image||Cathy Coates, daughter of
Thomas Leroy Burgess, S2c
|354k||22 March 1945: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - Two port and one starboard side views of Douglas L. Howard taken by the New York Navy Yard. Howard left the East Coast on 30 June 1945 and reported for duty in the Pacific Theater at Pearl Harbor on 8 August.
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-138 19-N-80875 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-138 19-N-80878 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-138 19-N-80874 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
|Douglas L. Howard's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 29 Jul. 1943 - 26 Nov. 1943||Lcdr. Gordon Denslow Kissam, USNR (comm.)|
|2.) 26 Nov. 1943 - 29 Aug. 1944||Lcdr. William F. Stokey, USNR|
|3.) 29 Aug. 1944 - 05 Aug. 1945||Lcdr. John Thomas Pratt, Jr., USNR|
|4.) 05 Aug. 1945 - 30 Nov. 1945||Lt. Maurice B. Baker, USNR|
|5.) 01 Jan. 1946 - 01 Apr. 1946||Lt. Alwynn J. Cronvich, USNR (decomm.)|
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