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|35k||Everett Carlton Strickland was born to Everett J. and Elizabeth (Tuttle) Strickland on 06 July 1918 in Waterport, N.Y. Prior to entering naval service he attended Lehigh University
in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve from the state of New Jersey as a seaman second class on 17 February 1941. He attended elimination flight training at
Brooklyn, N.Y., and was then assigned to flight training at Jacksonville, Fla. He was promoted to ensign and assigned to active duty on 13 January 1942. Ensign Strickland served in the air scouting
detachment of USS Astoria (CA 34) and participated in the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway before he was killed on 09 August 1942 when Astoria was sunk
in the Battle of Savo Island. His body was unrecoverable and he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. He was posthumously awarded the
Purple Heart medal.
USS Strickland (DE 333) (1944-1959) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 85951 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|152k||The cake cutting for the 1952 anniversary of USS Strickland. Guests are presumed to be Mr. and Mrs. Everett J. Strickland, parents of the ship's namesake.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 85953 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|217k||Summer 1957: preparing for high-line transfer.
(All Three Photos © Jim Young), as DER 333
|Jim Young |
|535k||02 Oct. 1958: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Radar picket escort ship USS Strickland (DER 333) underway at Pearl Harbor.
(U.S. Navy National Archives photo #USN 1078644 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
Commander, USN (ret.)
XO/Nav '59 - '60
via Bob Hall
|View the USS Strickland (DE 333) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Strickland as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Strickland's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 10 Jan. 1944 – 03 Mar. 1945||Lcdr. Arthur James Hopkins, USNR (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 03 Mar. 1945 – 26 Nov. 1945||Lt./Lcdr. Thomas H. Baird Jr., USNR|
|3.) 26 Nov. 1945 – 24 Apr. 1946||Lcdr. Herbert Charles Hawkins, USN|
|4.) 24 Ap5r. 1946 – 01 May 1946||Lt.(jg) Curtis R. Coleman, USNR|
|5.) 01 May 1946 – 15 Jun. 1946||Lt.(jg) R. A. Weckstrom, USNR (Decomm. CO)|
|6.) no date||Lcdr. John Wesley Logan, USN (USNA ‘43)|
|7.) .. Jun. 1955 - .. Oct. 1956||Lcdr. Harold Raymond (Red) Youman Jr.|
|8.) .. Oct. 1956 -||Lcdr. Wayne Eugene Meyer (ret. as Radm.)|
|9.) 1959 – 17 Jun. 1959||Cmdr. Robert Holmes Robeson Jr. (Decomm. CO) (USNA ‘46) (Rochester, N.Y.)|
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