USS Daniel A. Joy (DE-585)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0794-0;
The Daniel A. Joy (DE-585) was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort built by Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, in Hingham, Massachusetts It was launched on 15 January 1944, sponsored by Mrs. D. A. Joy (widow of Petty Officer Joy), and commissioned on 28 April 1944. Lieutenant F. E. Lawton, USNR, as commanding officer. Following a voyage on convoy escort duty to Bizerte, Tunisia between 2 August and 19 September 1944, Daniel A. Joy sailed from Boston 1 October and arrived at Humboldt Bay 20 November. Next day she got underway to screen reinforcements for the landings on Leyte. She remained on escort and patrol duty in the Philippines, convoying ships from New Guinea and Manus, and covering the landings at Lingayen Gulf, Mangarin Bay, and Mindoro. From 23 April to 10 August 1945 she was in the Manila Bay area engaged in local escort and antisubmarine patrol duty. From 10 August to 21 September she made two voyages to Okinawa, returning to conduct mine...
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