USS Arnold J. Isbell Ship Commissioning

See also Captain Isbell biography and family photos.

These items were graciously provided by Zoe Montague, the niece of Capt. Isbell.

Invitation and ticket to the Commissioning Ceremony, 5 January 1946. Mrs. McKey was Captain Isbell’s sister.

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The Commissioning ceremony program.

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At left is the Isbell’s first Commanding Officer, Commander Carlton B. Jones. Speaking is probably Rear Admiral F.E. Haeberle. Standing far right is Captain Isbell’s eldest son Don, who attended West Point. To his right is son Charlie, who attended Annapolis and served in the Marine Corps.

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Stern on view of the USS Arnold J. Isbell the day before her commissioning.

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