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|131k||Undated photo of USS Durik (DE 666) underway at sea during World War II.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 90591, Courtesy of Ted Stone, 1980, from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|148k||23 March 1944: Commissioning Day (Joseph Zavagli at aft end to left of DC rack)||Joseph S. Zavagli, F1c|
USS Durik Plankowner,
via his son Phil
|363k||31 December 1944: At anchor in Norfolk, Va. - Durik served as schoolship for precommissioning crews of escort vessels, frigates, and high-speed transports at Norfolk from 09 December 1944 to 14 January 1945. (Photo taken by D. Cartano) (better scan of this shot provided by Bob Hurst, 03 No. 2013)|
|66k||Commissioning Program document|
|83k||Commissioning Program document, letter from SecNav Frank Knox|
|149k||Commissioning Program document, commissioning orders|
|231k||Commissioning Program document, crew list|
|0k||Link to a 57 minute long movie on "You Tube" about the USS Durik and her wartime service. The video was taken while on North Atlantic Patrols, in the Azores, Italy, and South Africa They're home movies taken by the Executive Officer. We cleaned up the original footage, added some of Dad's personal photos, and put in some great music to enjoy.|
|View the USS Durik (DE 666) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Durik as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Durik's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 24 Mar. 1944 – 30 Aug. 1944||Lcdr. Kerfoot Bainbridge Smith, USN (Comm. CO) (USNA ‘33) (Takoma Park, Md.)|
|2.) 30 Aug. 1944 - 26 Apr. 1946||Lcdr. Robert William Gavin, USN (USNA ‘39) (Boise, Id.)|
|3.) 26 Apr. 1946 - 15 May 1946||Lcdr. John Werner Palm, USN (USNA ‘41) (Defiance, Oh.)|
|4.) 15 May 1946 – 15 Jun. 1946||Lt. Raymond Edwin Bock, USN (Decomm. CO) (USNA ‘44) (Wadpole, Mass.)|
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