CONNOLLY DE 306
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- Evarts Class Type GMT Destroyer Escort
- USS CONNOLLY DE-306
Commissioned July 8 1944 - Decommissioned November 22 1945
Stricken December 19 1945
Sold May 20 1946 for scrap
Keel Laid June 21 1943 - Launched January 15 1944
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- Covers Page 1 (1944)
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Censored wartime (WWII) use
Earned 2 Battle Stars (WWII)
* Iwo Jima operation February - March 1945
* Okinawa operations June 6 1945
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/2 stars
WWII Victory Medal
Philippine Liberation Ribbon
NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of Chief Pay Clerk John Gaynor Connolly USN (April 28 1893 - December 7 1941)
Connolly enlisted in the Navy October 6 1913, and served in Russia, China, the Philippines, and in many ships. On March 13 1926, he was commissioned Chief Pay Clerk. He was killed in action during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7 1941, while serving in USS OKLAHOMA BB-37
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