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Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28
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Destroyer Squadron 28 (DESRON 28) was first established on Aug. 15, 1951. Although located in San Diego, the squadron was a component of the Atlantic Fleet. DESRON 28 originally consisted of eight general purpose rescue destroyers whose missions included anti-submarine warfare, shore bombardment, air defense and routine training. DESRON 28 operated until 1954 when the ships were reassigned and the squadron was disestablished.

Reorganization of the Navy in support of the Korean War brought DESRON 28 into service again. On July 1, 1956, Escort Destroyer Squadron 2 was redesignated as DESRON 28. The command consisted of Escort Destroyers (DDEs), with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) as their specialty. DESRON 28 continued as a special ASW squadron in support of the Atlantic Fleet ASW effort until disestablished in the early 1960’s. On Dec. 1, 1971, DESRON 28 was re-established at the Naval Base, Newport, Rhode Island. The primary mission was training of U.S. Navy reservists.

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