Blandy, William Henry Purnel, ADM

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

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New York
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St Albans, NY

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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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  1938-1940, USS Utah (AG-16)


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USS Utah (AG-16)
Florida Class Battleship: Displacement 21,825 Tons, Dimensions, 521' 6" (oa) x 88' 3" x 30' 1" (Max). Armament 10 x 12"/45 16 x 5"/51, 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 11" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 11 1/2" Conning Tower. Machinery, 28,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 20.75 Knots, Crew 1001. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York Shipbuilding, Camden NJ., March 15, 1909. Launched December 23, 1909. Commissioned August 31, 1911. Converted and reclassified Target Ship AG-16, April 1, 1932. Decommissioned (War Loss). Stricken November 13, 1944. Fate: Sunk by Japanese aircraft during attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii, December 7, 1941. Her hulk still rests rolled over in her berth, serving as a memorial to this day. 6 Officers and 58 Men were lost with the ship and remain on duty.

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USS Utah (AG-16)

Blandy, William H.P., ADM, (1913-1950) Commander
Isquith, Solomon, RADM, (1916-1950) Lieutenant Commander
Huffman, Landon, LCDR, (1928-1958) Petty Officer First Class
Bielka, Rudolph Paul, LCDR, (1919-1941) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Michael, Charles O, LCDR, (1935-1941) OFF 000X Lieutenant Commander
Gregg, Ira Noble, CPO, (1923-1943) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Gusti, Robert Leo, PO2, (1940-1942) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Martinez, Rudolph Machado, PO2, (1939-1941) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Sumner, Gordon, CPO PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bigham, Virgil Cornelius, S1c, (1939-1941) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Gross, Harley, CPO, (1936-1956) TM TM-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Blackburn, John Thomas, F1c, (1939-1941) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
White, Glen Albert, F1c, (1940-1941) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Fox, Clair, CPO, (1940-1947) YN YN-0000 Seaman Second Class

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