Allied Warships

USS Ward (DD 139)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 139 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 May 1918 
Launched1 Jun 1918 
Commissioned24 Jul 1918 
Lost7 Dec 1944 
Loss position10° 51'N, 124° 33'E

USS Ward was launched in a record 15 days after being laid down.

Decommissioned on 21 July 1921 at San Diego, California
Recommissioned on 15 January 1941
Reclassified as High Speed Transport APD-16 on 6 February 1943
USS Ward was heavily damaged by a Japanese kamikaze attack in Ormoc Bay, Philippines in position 10º51'N, 124º33'E. Ward was scuttled by USS O'Brien


Commands listed for USS Ward (DD 139)

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1Lt.Cdr. Hunter Wood, Jr., USN15 Jan 19414 Dec 1941
2William Woodward Outerbridge, USN5 Dec 1941

3Richard Edwrad Farwell, USNR28 Oct 19447 Dec 1944

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Blood on the Sea

Parkin, Robert Sinclair

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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