USS J. Douglas Blackwood (DE-219)
USS J. Douglas Blackwood (DE-219), a Buckley-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy, was named in honor of Commander J. Douglas Blackwood (1881–1942), who was killed in action, aboard the cruiser Vincennes, during the Battle of Savo Island on 9 August 1942.
J. Douglas Blackwood was launched on 29 May 1943, by Philadelphia Navy Yard; sponsored by Mrs. J. Douglas Blackwood, widow of Comdr. Blackwood; and commissioned on 15 December 1943, Comdr. R. V. Randolph in command.
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