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USS Cecil J. Doyle (DE 368)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - J - T - Y
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal

Class: John C. Butler
Type: WGT (geared-turbine drive, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1350 tons (light), 1745 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 cal. DP guns (2x1), 4 - 40mm AA (2x2), 10 - 20mm AA, 3 - 21" TT, 1 Mk10 Hedgehog, 8 Mk6 Depth Charge Projectors, 2 Mk9 Depth Charge Stern Racks
Complement: 14 / 201
Cecil J. Doyle (DE 368) Building and Operational Data:
  • 12 May 1944: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
  • 01 July 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. O. P. Doyle
  • 16 October 1944: Commissioned at City Docks, Orange, Tex., Lcdr D. S. Crocker, USNR, in command
  • 02 July 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal.
  • 01 July 1967: Struck from the NVR
  • 02 December 1967: Sunk as a target off California
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    Cecil J. Doyle History
    View the USS Cecil J. Doyle (DE 368) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Cecil J. Doyle's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 16 Oct. 1944 18 Dec. 1944Lcdr. D.S. Crocker, USNR (Comm. CO)
    2.) 18 Dec. 1944 09 Dec. 1945Lcdr. William Graham Claytor, Jr., USNR (Roanoke, Va.) (became SecNav '77)
    3.) 09 Dec. 1945 02 Jul. 1946Lcdr. Ralph Childs, USNR (Decomm. CO)

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