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|51k||Lewis Stevens Stockdale was born on 20 September 1914 at Anaconda, Montana. He enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve on 9 September 1940 as an apprentice seaman.
After serving in cruiser Quincy (CA 39), Stockdale was appointed midshipman in the Naval Reserve on 17 March 1941 and was commissioned ensign on 12 June 1941. Ensign Stockdale
reported to Oklahoma (BB 37) on 19 July 1941 and was killed while serving in that battleship during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. The second
Stockdale (DE 399) was named for Ens. Stockdale.)
USS Stockdale (DE 399) (1943-1947) was the first ship named in his honor.
(Photo from The Official Web Site of the USS Oklahoma BB 37 thanks to Kevin King)
|66k||1944: New York Harbor
(in memory of my father, Paul E. Rutherford (died 1981), who served in Stockdale as a sonarman)
|123k||29 April 1945: From Stockdale's War Diary this date. 0815: Underway from berth 3, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y. IAW ComDesLant Spdltr. serial 01414 for Montauk Point
and Boston, Mass. Loaded ammunition at Leonardo Piers, Earle, N.J. 1850: Underway from Leonardo Piers. 1855: IAW ComDesLant's serial 291805 of April 1945, destination changed from Montauk Point
Training Area to New York. Proceeded back into New York. 2035: Moored starboard side to USS Vance (DE 387), north side of Pier 36, Brooklyn, N.Y.|
(U.S. Navy photo #80-G-321857 from the National Archives)
|908k||29 April 1945: Stockdale underway slowly.|
(U.S. Navy photo from the National Archives, courtesy of Chris Wright)
|365k||Winter 1972 - Spring 1973: Philadelphia, Pa. - A view of the Ship Basin at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Looking north from the Intrepid Ave. side, there are rows and rows of mothballed destroyers and destroyers escorts. One of the few identifiable ships is Stockdale, decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. in 1947 and later transferred and towed to Philadelphia. Two rows aft of her sits Janssen (DE 396), also a refugee from Green Cove Springs.||Jim Cunliffe|
|View the USS Stockdale (DE 399) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Stockdale's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 31 Dec. 1943 - 02 Jun. 1945||Lt./Lcdr. Roger W. Luther, USNR (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 02 Jun. 1945 – 10 Dec. 1945||Lcdr. George N. Spring Jr., USNR|
|3.) 10 Dec. 1945 – 02 Apr. 1946||Lt/Lcdr. Donald L. Lassell, USN (Fitchburg, Mass.)|
|4.) 02 Apr. 1946 -||Lt. J. L. Reid Jr., USNR|
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