Allied Warships

USS Abbot (ii) (DD 629)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 629 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down21 Sep 1942 
Launched17 Feb 1943 
Commissioned23 Apr 1943 
End service26 Mar 1965 
History

Decommissioned 21 May 1946.
Recommissioned 26 February 1951.
Decommissioned 26 March 1965.
Stricken 1 December 1974.
Sold 31 July 1975 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Abbot (ii) (DD 629)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lcmdr Chester Edward Carroll, USN23 Apr 194313 Aug 1943
2Marshall Edgar Dornin, USN13 Aug 194314 Aug 1944
3Francis Walford Ingling, USN14 Aug 194421 May 1946

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Notable events involving Abbot (ii) include:


10 Sep 1943
After a work-up USS Abbot departed from the US east coast for the Pacific

16 Sep 1943
USS Abbot transits the Panama Canal

18 Oct 1943
While training out of Pearl Harbour USS Abbot collides with the light aircraft carrier USS Cowpens. Abbot is out of action for two months while she is repaired at the Pearl Harbour Navy Yard.

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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