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|38k||Shelton Beverly Sutton Jr. was born in Brewton, Ga., on 21 August 1919. He was appointed Ensign, USNR, on 21 April 1941. On 12 February 1942, Sutton was ordered to
the Third Naval District to await transportation to light cruiser USS Juneau (CL 52). He reported for duty in the new ship on 02 March 1942. Ens. Sutton was killed on
13 November 1942 when Juneau was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-26 and sunk with heavy loss of life in the aftermath of the nocturnal Naval Battle
USS Sutton (DE 771) (1944-1948) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
Photo from the USS Juneau (CL 52) Web Site
An extended biography of Ens. Sutton by Scott B. Thompson, Sr. from the PIECES OF OUR PAST Laurens County, Ga. Web Site
DE / FF / LCS Archive
|156k||14 December 1946: Brooklyn, N.Y. - USS Sutton (DE 771) and two unidentified sisters moored to a Brooklyn East River Pier at New York City.|
(U.S. Navy photo #NH 79726, Courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1974, from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|79k||circa 1958: ROKS Kang Won (F-72, ex-USS Sutton DE 771), underway , location unknown.
(Official Korean Navy Photo; From "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1961-62")
England, United Kingdom
|70k||ROKS Kang Won, circa 1967|
|150k||Undated photo of ROKS Kang Won (F-72). The ship, ex-USS Sutton (DE 771), was transferred to Korea in 1956.|
(U.S. Navy photo #NH 45333 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|View the USS Sutton (DE 771) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Sutton as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|A Very Comprehensive Biography of Shelton Beverly Sutton, Jr. by Scott B. Thompson, Sr.|
|Sutton's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 22 Dec. 1944 - 14 Dec. 1945||Lcdr. Thomas William Nazro, USNR (Comm. CO) (Concord, N.H.)|
|2.) 14 Dec. 1945 - 27 Apr. 1946||Lcdr. Travers Rountree Harrington, USNR (Kempsville, Va.)|
|3.) 27 Apr. 1946 - .. .... 1946||Lcdr. Edgar Hull Forrest, USN (London, England)|
|4.) .. .... 1946 - 08 Jul. 1946||Cmdr. Robert Conrad Joerg III, USN (Eufaula, Ala.)|
|5.) 08 Jul. 1946 - .. .... ....||Lcdr. Donald Arthur Regan, USNR (East Boston, Mass.)|
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