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USS Joseph E. Connolly (DE 450)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - J - K
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 w/ 1 star - 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
Joseph E. Connolly (DE 450) Building and Operational Data:
6 April 1944: Keel laid by the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Port Newark, N. J.
6 August 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Miss Cecilia C. Connolly, sister of Corporal Connolly
28 February 1945: Commissioned at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y., Lcdr M. C. Walley in command
20 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
1 June 1970: Stricken from the NVR
24 February 1972: Sunk as target
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||27 October 1945: Shanghai, China - A port side view of Connolly on the Whang-po River .
||Gerald Tallo, Signalman
View the USS Joseph E. Connolly (DE 450) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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