USS Hazelwood (DD 531)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||11 Apr 1942|
|Launched||20 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||18 Jun 1943|
|End service||19 Mar 1965|
Decommissioned 18 January 1946.
Commands listed for USS Hazelwood (DD 531)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Hunter Wood, Jr., USN||18 Jun 1943||1 Jan 1944|
|2||Volckert Petrus Douw, USN||1 Jan 1944||29 Apr 1945 (+)|
|3||Lt jg Chester Martin Locke, USNR||29 Apr 1945||29 Apr 1945|
|4||Philip Reed, USN||29 Apr 1945||1 May 1945|
|5||Lt David Nelson Morey, Jr., USN||1 May 1945||20 Jun 1945|
|6||James Christopher Mathews, USN||20 Jun 1945||18 Jan 1946|
|7||Cdr. James Alexander Marks, USN||8 Jul 1953||1956 (1)|
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Notable events involving Hazelwood include:
29 Apr 1945
Badly damaged by Kamikazes, 77 of the crew died and 35 were wounded; amongst those who died include the Commanding Officer Commander Volckert Douw and his relief Lt Cmdr Walter Andrew Hering.
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