Blandy, William Henry Purnel, ADM

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1947-1950, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
Service Years
1913 - 1950

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New York
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St Albans, NY

Date of Passing
Jan 12, 1954
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Admiral Blandy was Commander Joint Task Force 1 for the Operations Crossroads test at Bikini atoll

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  1927-1929, USS New Mexico (BB-40)


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 USS New Mexico (BB-40) Details

USS New Mexico (BB-40)
New Mexico Class Battleship: Displacement 32,000 Tons, Dimensions, 624' (oa) x 97' 5" x 31' 1" (Max). Armament 12 x 14"/50 22 x 5"/51, 8 x 3"/50 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 13 1/2" Belt, 18" Turrets, 3 1/2" +2" Decks, 16" Conning Tower. Machinery, 27,500 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines with electric drive, 4 screws. Speed, 21 Knots, Crew 1084. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York Navy Yard, October 14, 1915. Launched April 23, 1917. Commissioned May 18, 1918. Decommissioned July 19, 1946. Stricken February 25, 1947. Fate: Sold November 9, 1947 and broken up for scrap in New York.

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2009
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13 Members Also There at Same Time
USS New Mexico (BB-40)

Leahy, William, FADM, (1899-1949) Captain
Standley, William Harrison, ADM, (1895-1937) Captain
Blandy, William H.P., ADM, (1913-1950) Commander
Beary, Donald, VADM, (1910-1950) Lieutenant Commander
Rooks, Albert, CAPT, (1910-1942) Lieutenant Commander
RILEY, Herbert, VADM, (1927-1964) Ensign
Sharp Jr., Ulysses S. Grant, ADM, (1928-1968) Ensign
Ward, James, VADM Ensign
McCain, John, ADM, (1906-1945) OFF 111X Commander
Swenson, Lyman Knute, CAPT, (1916-1942) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Hyman, Willford Milton, LCDR, (1924-1942) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Banister, Alan Boyd, RADM, (1928-1958) OFF 116X Ensign
Guith, Frederick Gorman, CPO, (1928-1948) PrT PrT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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