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USS Joseph E. Campbell (DE 70 / APD 49)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Q - A - L
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 - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Bottom Row: World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

Class: Buckley
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
Joseph E. Campbell (DE 70) Building and Operational Data:
  • 29 March 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Hingham, Mass.
  • 26 June 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Marie S. Campbell, mother of Ens. Campbell
  • 23 September 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr J. F. Bowling, in command
  • 08 October 1944: Converson to high-speed transport commenced at New York
  • 24 November 1944: Reclassified APD 49
  • 15 November 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 3.2 years of service, laid up at the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Orange, Tex.
  • 15 November 1966: Sold to Chile, renamed Riquelme (APD-28), never saw service in Chile, used as parts hulk and stripped
  • 01 December 1966: Struck from the NVR
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    Joseph E. Campbell 212k undated: prior to APD conversion (U.S. Navy Photo) John A. George /
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    Joseph E. Campbell 64k Ireland 1943 (U.S. Navy Photo) -

    View the USS Joseph E. Campbell (DE 70 / APD 49) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Joseph E. Campbell's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 23 Sep. 1943 - 02 Feb. 1944Lcdr. Jack French Bowling, Jr. (comm.)
    2.) 02 Feb. 1944 - 25 Jan. 1945Lcdr. James McIntosh Robertson II
    3.) 25 Jan. 1945 - 25 Sep. 1945Lcdr. James John Roder Mulcare, USNR
    4.) 25 Sep. 1945 - .. Nov. 1945Lt. William Wilson Bolton, Jr., USNR
    5.) .. Nov. 1945 - 31 Jul. 1946Cmdr. John Worthen Higgins, Jr.
    6.) 31 Jul. 1946 - 15 Nov. 1946Lcdr. Oscar Jonas Beavers (decomm.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: John A. George
    Address: 7002 24th Avenue / Lewisdale MD 20783-2732
    E-mail: John George

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    Additional Resources

    Navsource APD Pages, USS Joseph E. Campbell (APD 49)
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Joseph E. Campbell
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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