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"On November 30, 1943, the destroyer Blue was launched in the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Staten Island, New York. She went into commission on March 20, 1944, in the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, with nineteen officers and 3 3 5 enlisted men aboard.
The Blue was one of the first 2,200 ton super-destroyers to be commissioned in the navy, and was named after the 1,500 ton U.S. S. Blue (DD387), which was sunk in the Solomon Islands Campaign in 1943. The first Blue was named in honor of the late Admiral Victor Blue and his son, Lieutenant-Commander John Stuart Blue, who was killed in action in the South Pacific."
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United States Navy, World War 1939-1945, Regimental Histories, U.S.S. Blue, Destroyer 744
United States Navy, "War diary of the U.S.S. Blue, Destroyer 744" (1946). World War Regimental Histories. 144.
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