Allied Warships

USS Wilkes (DD 441)

Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBenson / Gleaves 
PennantDD 441 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1939 
Laid down1 Nov 1939 
Launched31 May 1940 
Commissioned22 Apr 1941 
End service6 Mar 1946 
History

Decommissioned 6 March 1946.
Stricken 1 March 1971.
Sold 29 June 1972 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Wilkes (DD 441)

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CommanderFromTo
1John Donald Kelsey, USN22 Apr 1941ca. May 42
2John Boyd McLean, USNca. May 42ca. Jan 43 (1)
3Frederick Wolsieffer, USNca. Jan 4314 Aug 1944 (1)
4Frederick Earle McEntire, Jr., USN14 Aug 19442 Sep 1945
5Herbert Fox Rommel, Jr., USN2 Sep 19454 Mar 1946 (1)

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