CDR N. Sampson -
(Removed from the list) It turns out he was C/O of the USS
Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) and appeared by mistake for the
Hugh Purvis. That is now corrected on Nav Source.
LCDR T. Buell -
("a'") The dates received from Dennis
had shown him as C/O from Sept. 01, 1945 to Oct. 01,
1945, just prior to CDR Musgrave. We
now know, from a 1946 newspaper
clipping, Buell was the X/O under Musgrave. It is likely he became X/O
under CDR Gurnette, though all indications are he was "Acting C/O" for
the month of September, 1945.
CDR B.L. Gurnette - ( "A" in the table )
We know CDR Gurnette was
the first C/O, since we have the Commissioning Program. According to
the information on CDR Musgrave, Gurnette's end date would be 10/1/1945.
CDR C.W. Musgrave
- ( "B" in the table )
Information from Norman
Shiren (CIC officer 1945) reports that C.W. Musgrave was the
C/O when he reported aboard later in 1945. He thought he was the first
C/O. We have the Commissioning Program from March 1, 1945
showing that CDR Gurnette was first.
Using Norman's information, CDR Gurnette was relieved October 1, 1945
by CDR Musgrave.
Denekas - ( "E" in the table ) We now have have
information from John Beaver (YN 1951) that he is for real.
He relieved CDR McCarley in October, 1950.
- ( "F" in the table ) Information received from George Beal (50-52)
CDR Thomas relieved CDR Denekas around October 20, 1952. He is not sure
of LCDR Martin's status but is sure Martin was not a C/O, most likely
an X/O at some point.
G.W. Martin Jr. & LCDR J.P.Gorman - (f ' - f*) According
to information from
George Beal (50-52) LCDR Martin was an X/O even though he is
listed on Nav Source as a DD709 C/O. There are indications he was
"Acting C/O" due to an injury to CDR Thomas. LCDR Gorman is also shown
as an acting C/O under CDR Thomas for a similar reason. The sequence of
duty is Thomas, Martin, Thomas, Gorman Thomas; all over a short period.
If anyone has a handle on this let us know. This is from two of the
contributors to Nav Source, Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves.
Wolfgang is from Germany and likes this kind of research. Ron is a
retired Chief Petty Officer. Fred Willshaw maintains the Nav Source
pages and provided us with their information.
If anyone has further information
on any of these, please use this WEBMASTER link,
or the link at the bottom of most pages, to let us know.