Last updated: January 2, 2017

The Frank Mahan Library

The following photos have been provided by Martha Mahan, daughter of Frank Mahan, who took these photos while aboard the USS Blue DD 744 during World War II, 1944-45.

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Awards and Citations

1) Secretary of the Navy Citation: Destroyer Squadron Nine for the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon
2) Navy Training Course Certificate: Pharmicist's Mate, First Class


Pacific Fleet Dispatches

The following documents have been provided by Martha Mahan, daughter of Frank Mahan. These documents were part of Frank's personal belongings while aboard the USS Blue DD 744 during World War II, 1944-45.

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DD-744 General Specifications

Class: Allen M. Sumner class destroyer
Named for: John S. Blue
Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted
Displacement: 2200 tons
Length: 376 feet 6 inches
Beam: 40 feet
Flank Speed: 34 knots
Range: 6500 Nautical Miles
Final Disposition: Sunk as target off California 28 April 1977