From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS, Vol. I, p. 130-31.
Born in New York City 28 June 1890, William H. P. Blandy graduated from-the Academy in 1913. He parti-
cipated in the occupation Of Veracruz in 1914 and served on board a battleship with the British Grand Fleet during World War I. During World War II he was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, Commander, Group 1, Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet; and Commander, Cruisers and Destroyers, Pacific Fleet. After the war he commanded JTF 1 during the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. He commanded the 2nd Task Fleet and later served as Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet; Admiral Blandy died 12 January 1954.
(DD-943: dp. 2810; l. 418'; b. 45'; dr. 20'; cl. Forrest Sherman)
Blandly (DD-943) was launched 19 December 1956 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, Mass.; sponsored by Mrs. John M. Lee, daughter of Admiral Blandy; and commissioned 26 November 1957, Commander W. F. Cafferata in command.