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|348k||20 November 1943: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - A port beam view of Donnell taken in misty waters near the New York Navy Yard.
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-56 19-N-55732 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright) (N.Y. Navy Yard #F644C5199)
|316k||08 April 1944: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - A starboard quarter view of Donnell taken near the New York Navy Yard. She entered the yard shortly after the photo was
taken, and spent the next 10 days undergoing repairs and overhaul.|
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-56 19-N-70852 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright) (N.Y. Navy Yard #F644C7195)
|38k||04 May 1944: USS Donnell being taken in tow after a U-boat attack.
(contributed by shipmates of the USS Reeves (DE 156 / APD 52)
|295k||From the September 1945 "All Hands" magazine, the photo shows Donnell at Cherbourg being used as a power plant after her fantail was blown off by a German torpedo. The transformer on deck was captured from the Germans.||Darryl Baker|
PNCM, USNR (ret.)
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
|View the USS Donnell (DE 56) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Donell's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 26 Jun. 1943 - 17 Nov. 1943||Lcdr. Fred Chester Billing, USN (Comm. CO) (USNA '25) (Brooklyn, N.Y.)|
|2.) 17 Nov. 1943 - 13 Jun. 1944||Lcdr. Gordon Marvin Street, USNR (San Diego, Cal.)|
|3.) 13 Jun. 1944 - 20 Jun. 1944||Capít. Harold Romeyn Holcomb (Oconomowoc, Wis.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|4.) 20 Jun. 1944 - 31 Jul. 1944||Lt. Kenneth Iverson Boone USNR|
|5.) 31 Jul. 1944 - 23 Oct. 1946||Lcdr. Robert S. Hetzel, USNR (Decomm. CO)|
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