Allied Warships

USS Perry (i) (DMS 17)

Destroyer of the Clemson class


USS Perry before World War 2

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassClemson 
PennantDMS 17 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down15 Sep 1920 
Launched29 Oct 1921 
Commissioned7 Aug 1922 
Lost13 Sep 1944 
Loss position6° 53'N, 134° 10'E
History

Decommissioned on 17 January 1923
Recommissioned on 1 April 1930
Reclassified as high speed minesweeper DMS-17 on 19 November 1940

USS Perry (Lt. William Neish Lindsay, Jr., USNR) struck a mine and sank off the southeast coast of Angaur, Palau in position 06º53'N, 134º10'E. 8 men died in the loss and 17 were wounded. There were 146 survivors. 

Commands listed for USS Perry (i) (DMS 17)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. William Morrow Fechteler, USNMay 1935Jun 1936 (1)

2Lt.Cdr. Richard English Elliott, USN 21 Oct 1941 (1)
3Lt.Cdr. Lermond Horton Miller, USN21 Oct 194113 Apr 1942 (1)
4Lt.Cdr. Bernhardt Alois Fuertsch, USN13 Apr 194230 Oct 1943 (1)
5Lt.Cdr. Ira Gerald Stubbart, USN30 Oct 19433 Sep 1944 (1)
6Lt William Neish Lindsay, Jr., USNR3 Sep 194413 Sep 1944 (1)

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