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USS Earl V. Johnson (DE 702)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - Q - M
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 star
Second Row: WWII Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 198
Earl V. Johnson (DE 702) Building and Operational Data:
7 September 1943: Keel laid by the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Mich.
24 November 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Selma E. Johnson, mother of Lieutenant (junior grade) Johnson
18 March 1944: Commissioned at New Orleans, La., Lcdr J. J. Jordy, USNR, in command
18 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
1 May 1967: Struck from the NVR
8 September 1968: Sold for scrapping
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||Off the San Diego coast at war's end, signal flags spell "HOME"
|Earl V. Johnson's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 18 Mar. 1944 - ||Lcdr. Jules James Jordy
View the USS Earl V. Johnson (DE 702) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Jon Saunders' USS Earl V. Johnson Site
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Earl V. Johnson
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