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|37k||Julian Bethune Jordan was born 11 April 1904, and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1925. He served in USS Chester (CA 27), in USS
Dobbin (AD 3), and at various shore stations before reporting to USS Oklahoma (BB 37) on 04 August 1938. While serving as assistant engineering officer
on board that battleship, he was one of the valiant men who were lost in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 07 December 1941.|
USS Jordan (DE 204) (1943-1945) was the first ship named in his honor.
(Photo from The Official Web Site of the USS Oklahoma BB 37 thanks to Kevin King)
|381k||23 August 1943: Charleton, S.C. - USS Jordan (DE 204) on the left, and USS Thomason (DE 203) on the right, await launching at the Charleston Navy Yard.||S. Dale Hargrave|
Newport News, Va.
|96k||03 May 1944: Jordan underway in the Atlantic. She had completed a 10 day yard period in Brooklyn on 02 May and was steaming north to Casco Bay, Maine.
(U.S. Navy photo #80-G-229657 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.)
|23k||undated wartime image - Note the big twin tub for the two single 20 mm oerlikons on the fantail. A light tripod mainmast is fitted for the D/F aerial.
(Photo and text from "U.S. Destroyer Escorts of World War II" by Peter Elliott)
|161k||undated wartime image (Note the distortions where the radar and other electronic devices were; Jordan was used for system testing for awhile, and I suppose that is the reason for the distortions) (Photo courtesy of RT1c Milton A. Dexheimer, USS Jordan, WWII)||Paul E. Wieloszynski|
Paul's USS Myles C. Fox Web Site
|View the USS Jordan (DE 204) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Jordan's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 17 Dec 1943 - 02 May 1944||Lcdr. Fred C. Billing, USNR (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 02 May 1944 - 31 Oct 1945||Lcdr. Daniel Bontecou, USNR|
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