Last updated: August 19th, 2014

Past Reunions

Former crew members of the DD-744 joined the reunions of DD-387 in father/son reunions about 1981. The DD-387 was named in memory of RADM Victor Blue and was lost to enemy action during World War II. In 1993, the first annual reunion of former crew members of the USS Blue DD 744 was held in Covington, Kentucky. This reunion was followed each year in September by a gathering in these cities:

(Click on the year/city to see available photos from the reunion event.)

1993 - Covington, Kentucky 2004 - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania?td>
1994 - San Antonio, Texas 2005 - San Mateo, California
1995 - Albuquerque, New Mexico 2006 - Deerfield, Illinois
1996 - Charleston, South Carolina 2007 - Norfolk, Virginia
1997 - Denver, Colorado 2008 - Portland, Oregon
1998 - San Diego, California 2009 - Nashville, Tennessee
1999 - Washington, D.C. 2010 - Buffalo, New York
2000 - Irving, Texas 2011 - San Diego, California
2001 - Gig Harbor, Washington 2012 - Rapid City, South Dakota
2002 - Omaha, Nebraska 2013 - Providence, Rhode Island
2003 - Mobile, Alabama 2014 - Reno, Nevada

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