Allied Warships

USS Massey (DD 778)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 778 
Built byTodd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down14 Jan 1944 
Launched19 Aug 1944 
Commissioned24 Nov 1944 
End service 1969 
History

Decommissioned in 1969.
Stricken 17 September 1973.
Sold 13 November 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Massey (DD 778)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Charles Warren Aldrich, Sr., USN24 Nov 194420 Nov 1945
2Donald Irving Thomas, USN20 Nov 194510 May 1946

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Notable events involving Massey include:


12 Dec 1944
USS Massey (Cdr. C.W. Aldrich) departed from Seattle bound for San Diego.

13 Feb 1945
USS Massey (Cdr. C.W. Aldrich) departed from Bremerton bound for Pearl Harbor.

21 Mar 1945
USS Massey (Cdr. C.W. Aldrich) arrived at Ulithi.

1 Apr 1945
USS Massey (Cdr. C.W. Aldrich) departed from Ulithi to participate in the Okinawa campaign.

24 Jun 1945
USS Massey (Cdr. C.W. Aldrich) departed from the Okinawa area bound for San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

16 Jul 1945
USS Massey (Cdr. C.W. Aldrich) arrived back in the Okinawa area.

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Destroyers of World War Two

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U.S. Destroyers

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