Last updated: January 2, 2017
Awards and Citations
A speical thanks to Mr. Bob Culver TM/2C, 1944-46, USS Samuel N. Moore DD-747 and Secretary/Treasurer of the USS Samuel N. Moore DD-747 Association for providing these documents.
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The Ship
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The Media
Know Your Navy Newspaper Article Hess with Third Fleet USS Blue: Exchange of Men Presentation of Awards, 11th of October 1968 Red Shell Hits U.S. Destroyer
2 Destroyers Back from Viet USS Blue Visits Niigata During Festival Naval Guns Pound Targets in DMZ Tokyo Bay Shootout The Tin Can SoldierJan-Feb-Mar 2001
The Gazzette-Democrat of Anna, Illinois, March 7th, 1968 Edition The Gazzette-Democrat of Anna, Illinois, March 7th, 1968 Edition The Gazzette-Democrat of Anna, Illinois, July 25th, 1968 Edition
From Around the Globe

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