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USS Jobb (DE 707)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - Q - P
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 3 stars
Second Row: World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (w/Asia Clasp) - Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/ 1 star

Class: Rudderow
Type: TEV (turbo-electric drive, long hull, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1,450 tons (light), 1,810 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 13' 9" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 CE boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 5,050 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 Mk30, 4 - 40mm Mk1 AA (2x2), 10 x 20mm/70 Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (230 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors (40), 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks (60)
Complement: 12 / 192
Jobb (DE 707) Building and Operational Data:
  • 20 December 1943: Keel laid by the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Mich.
  • 04 March 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. S. L. Jobb, mother of Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Jobb
  • 04 July 1944: Commissioned at Naval Station, New Orleans, La.; Lcdr. Herbert M. Jones in command
  • 13 - 15 December 1945: Credited with downing two Japanese aircraft in the Mindoro Sea of the Philippine Islands
  • 13 May 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 1 year and 10 months of service having steamed 89,786 nautical miles
  • 30 January 1947: Inactivation completed at San Diego, Cal.
  • 01 November 1969: Struck from the NVR
  • .. October 1970: Sold for scrapping
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    57k 04 March 1944: The future USS Jobb being side launched at Defoe Shipbuilding. David Girt
    254k 09 January 1946: USS Jobb (DE 707) in San Francisco Bay upon her return to the United States. Note her "Homeward Bound Pennant" streaming from her foretruck.

    (U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 79817, courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1974, from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
    Mike Smolinski
    Clifton, N.J.

    Navsource DE/FF/LCS
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    Jobb History
    View the USS Jobb (DE 707) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Jobb's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 04 Jul. 1944 20 Mar. 1945Lcdr. Herbert Mason Jones, USNR (Baltimore, Md.)
    2.) 20 Mar. 1945 - 12 Jan. 1946Lcdr. Norman L. Field, USNR (Seattle, Wash.)
    3.) 12 Jan. 1946 28 Mar. 1946Cmdr. H. M. Edwards, USNR
    3.) 28 Mar. 1946 13 May 1946Lt.(jg) Richard F. Johnson, USNR

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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