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|219k||29 April 1944: Aft plan view of USS Stafford at Mare Island. She was in overhaul at the yard from 04 March until 30 April 1945.
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-411-3078-45)
PNCM, USNR (ret.)
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
|208k||29 April 1944: Forward plan view. ARD 11, with USS Dionne (DE 261) docked in her, can be seen in the background.
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-411-3079-45)
|178k||23 June 1944: Boston Harbor - USS Stafford (DE 411) had gotten underway from the Boston Navy Yard at 1000 to compensate the radio direction finder and magnetic compasses. She had been in the yard from 13 to 22 June where she received a new CIC, additional officers quarters aft, and a camoflage paint job. At 1800, she passed the Boston Light Ship and set course for Norfolk, Va.||Nick Tiberio|
|74k||Stafford, after being hit by a Japanese kamikaze during the raid off Mindoro on 05 January 1945. Although she suffered major damage only two men were
killed in this attack.
(Photo taken from "United States Destroyer Operations in World War 11", by Theodore Roscoe
England, United Kingdom
|155k||circa 1945: at sea - USS Stafford (DE 411) underway. The ship is camouflaged in a weathered Measure 21 scheme.
(U.S. Navy Photo)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|467k||29 April 1945: Vallejo, Cal. - Stafford moored at the Mare Island Navy Yard.|
(U.S. Navy photo from the National Archives, courtesy of Chris Wright)
|74k||laidup, Mare Island, November 1967
(Photo © Richard Leonhardt)
|View the USS Stafford (DE 411) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Stafford's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 19 Apr. 1944 – 20 Jun. 1945||Lcdr. Volney H. Craig Jr., USNR (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 20 Jun. 1945 – 15 Feb. 1946||Lcdr. DeWitt McDougal Patterson, USN(USNA '39) (Savannah, Tenn.)|
|3.) 15 Feb. 1946 – 16 May 1946||Lt. Dwight W. Hubbard, USNR (Decomm. CO)|
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