Allied Warships

USS Wilson (DD 408)

Destroyer of the Benham class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBenham 
PennantDD 408 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down22 Mar 1937 
Launched12 Apr 1939 
Commissioned5 Jul 1939 
End service28 Aug 1946 
History

Damaged in the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in July 1946.
Decommissioned 28 August 1946.
Scuttled off Kwajalein 8 March 1948.
Stricken 5 April 1948.

 

Commands listed for USS Wilson (DD 408)

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CommanderFromTo
1Russell Groesbeck Sturges, USN5 Jul 193925 May 1942
2Walter Harold Price, USN25 May 194210 Oct 1943 (1)
3Charles Kenney Duncan, USN10 Oct 19431 Mar 1944 (1)
4Colin Jack MacKenzie, USN1 Mar 194426 Mar 1945 (1)
5Willis L Roberts, USNR26 Mar 194529 Aug 1946

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