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|94k||17 November 1943: Boston, Mass. - USS Mason (DE 529) being launched at the Boston Navy Yard.||Nick Tiberio|
|78k||20 March 1944: Boston, Mass. - The commanding officer, Lcdr William M. Blackford, passes a group of the African American sailors lined up for
USS Mason's commissioning ceremony at the Boston Navy Yard.
(U.S. Navy Photo)
|94k||20 March 1944: Boston, Mass. - Negro sailors of the USS Mason (DE 529), commissioned at Boston Navy Yard, proudly look over their ship which is the
first to have a predominately Negro crew.
(National Archives photo #80-G-218861)
|141k||20 March 1944: Boston, Mass. - Two crew members of Mason, moored at Boston Navy Yard in March 1944 when the ship is commissioned.
(U.S. Navy Photo from the records of the Commandant, First Naval District, Boston, Mass; from theUnited States National Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|77k||August 1944: at sea in a dazzle camouflage scheme||-|
|View the USS Mason (DE 529) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Mason as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Mason's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 20 Mar. 1944 – 12 Jun. 1945||Lcdr. William Mann Blackford, USNR (Comm. CO) (Seattle, Wash.)|
|2.) 12 Jun. 1945 – 20 Sep. 1945||Lcdr. / Cdr. Norman H. Meyer, USNR|
|3.) 20 Sep. 1945 – 12 Oct. 1945||Lt. John C. Phillips, USNR (Decomm. CO)|
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