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USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711/DDR-711)

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711/DDR-711)

USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711) was launched 18 March 1945 by Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J.; sponsored by Mrs. Anita M. Greene, widow of Ensign Greene; and commissioned 8 June 1945, Commander W. V. Pratt, III, in command.

USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711) operated along the east coast and in the Caribbean on shakedown training, acting as plane guard during the qualification of pilots in carrier operations, and training men for the crews of new destroyers.

On 10 November 1947 USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711) sailed on the first of 9 Mediterranean cruises made over the next 13 years. During those years, she and her sisters of the U.S. 6th Fleet have guarded the interests of peace and order in that sea which was the cradle of democratic government. Voyages to northern Europe and the Arctic varied the routine of overseas deployment for USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711).

Except for the period 1 April 1952 to 1 December 1952 when she was out of commission being converted to a radar picket destroyer, USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711), like nearly all other destroyers, has had little time for relaxation. When not on distant duty, she has sailed east coast and Caribbean waters constantly, schooling reservists, serving as plane guard in carrier operations, exercising with large task groups, and standing watch against any air or sea borne threat to the security of the free world.

For a complete history of USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711) please see its DANFS page.