USS Rogers Blood  

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Rogers Blood APD-115

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Rogers Blood

(APD-115: dp. 1,650,1. 306'0", b. 37'0", dr. 12'7", s. 23 k.
cpl. 204, trp 162; a. 1 5", 6 40mm., 6 20mm., 2 dct., cl. Crosley)

Rogers Blood was laid down as DE 605 on 12 April 1945 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Hingham, Mass.; launched 2 June 1945, sponsored by Mrs. Robert M. Blood, redesignated APD-115 on 17 July 1945, and commissioned 22 August 1945 Comdr. John W. Higgins, Jr., USNR, in command.

On 8 September, Rogers Blood departed Boston for Guantan.lmo B y Nvhere she completed a 6-week shakedown cruise and was then ordered to Chester, Pa., to participate with Sahalo in Navy nay ceremonies which brought approximately 40,000 persons as visitors. She was in the Norfolk Navy Yard from 31 October to 15 November, then sailed to Jacksonville Fla., where she reported to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. On 18 November she arrived at St. Johns River for layup.

Rogers Blood was placed out of commission in reserve 19 March 1946 and berthed at Green Cove Springs, Fla., where she remained until struck from the Navy list 1 June 1960 and sold 14 Deeember 1961 to the Southern Serap Material Co of Louisiana.