Allied Warships

USS Connolly (DE 306)

Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassEvarts 
PennantDE 306 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down21 Jun 1943 
Launched15 Jan 1944 
Commissioned8 Jul 1944 
End service22 Nov 1945 
History

Decommissioned 22 November 1945.
Stricken 19 December 1945.
Sold 20 May 1946 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Connolly (DE 306)

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1Lt. William A. Collier, USN8 Jul 194422 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Connolly include:


25 Sep 1944
During 25/26 September USS Blackfin (Cdr. G.H. Laird, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Charles R. Greer (Cdr. A. Jackson, Jr., USNR), USS Hemminger (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Bodler, USNR), USS Connolly (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Collier, USNR), USS Allen (Lt. J.A. Rowe, USNR) and USS Sea Fox (Cdr. R.C. Klinker, USN). These exercises included night exercises.

10 Dec 1944
USS Blueback (Cdr. M.K. Clementson, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Whitman (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Coan, USNR), USS Wileman (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Tanner, Jr., USNR), USS Connolly (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Collier, USNR), USS Tautog (Cdr. T.S. Baskett, USN) and USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. C.R. Dwyer, USN).

16 Dec 1944
USS Charr (Cdr. F.D. Boyle, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Connolly (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Collier, USNR) and USS Sicard (Lt. J.W. Botten, USN).

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