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|47k||James Edwin Craig was born in Jacksonville, Fla. on 29 October 1901. He was appointed to the Naval Academy 03 July 1918. After graduation in 1922, he saw almost continuous
sea duty until early 1929 when he received aviation training at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. As an aviator, he served at Coco Solo, C.Z., and on board Wright, Arizona,
and Yorktown. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1937 and commanded Torpedo Squadron 5 in 1938. In March 1939 he assumed command of USS Conyngham (DD 371).
Two years later he became Damage Control Officer and First Lieutenant aboard Pennsylvania. Lieutenant Commander Craig was killed in action during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl
Harbor 7 December 1941.
USS James E. Craig (DE 201) (1943-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy, from the U.S. Naval Academy Yearbook; The Lucky Bag, Class of 1922.)
|123k||22 July 1943: Charleston, S.C. - USS James E. Craig in the process of being launched||Tom Lane|
|17k||undated wartime image||Paul Emery Richardson|
|James E. Craig
|James E. Craig History|
|View the USS James E. Craig (DE 201) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|James E. Craig's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 01 Nov. 1943 - 09 May 1944||Lcdr. Hampton Maturin Ericsson (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 09 May 1944 - 05 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. Edward Fiske Andrews, USNR (New Haven, Conn.)|
|3.) 07 Jan. 1946 - 03 Apr. 1946||Lcdr. George A. Peek, Jr., USNR|
|4.) 01 May 1946 - 02 Jul. 1946||(unsigned muster)|
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