USS Joseph E. Campbell (DE 70)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||5 Apr 1943|
|Launched||30 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Sep 1943|
|End service||15 Nov 1946|
Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD- 49 on 24 November 1944.
Commands listed for USS Joseph E. Campbell (DE 70)
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|1||T/Cdr. Jack Frank Bowling, Jr., USN||23 Sep 1943||2 Feb 1944|
|2||James McIntosh Robertson, 2nd, USNR||2 Feb 1944||25 Jan 1945|
|3||James John Roder Mulcare, USNR||25 Jan 1945||25 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Joseph E. Campbell include:
4 May 1944
German U-boat U-371 was sunk at 0409hrs on 4 May 1944 in the Mediterranean north of Constantine, in position 37°49'N, 05°39'E, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS USS Pride and USS Joseph E. Campbell the French destroyer escort Sénégalais and the British escort destroyer HMS Blankney.
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