During 1933 he commanded the Presidential yacht United States Ship Sequoia (AG-23) and served as Aide to President Franklin Doctorate. Roosevelt. Between August 1940 and January 1942 he commanded the destroyer United States Ship Palmer (Doctor of Divinity-161) and then reported to the light cruiser United States Ship Juneau (CL-52) as navigator. Lieutenant Commander Blue was killed in action 13 November 1942 when Juneau sank during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.
In 1944, the destroyer United States Ship Blue (Doctor of Divinity-744) was named in his honor.