Allied Warships

USS Tills (DE 748)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassCannon 
PennantDE 748 
Built byWestern Pipe & Steel Co. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Nov 1942 
Laid down23 Jun 1943 
Launched3 Oct 1943 
Commissioned8 Aug 1944 
End service23 Sep 1968 
History

Decommissioned in June 1946.
Recommissioned 21 November 1950.
Decommissioned and stricken 23 September 1968.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Virginia 3 April 1969.

 

Commands listed for USS Tills (DE 748)

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1Lcmdr James Levan Brooks, USNR8 Aug 1944

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Notable events involving Tills include:


3 Nov 1944
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Tills (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Brooks, USNR), USS Hemminger (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Bodler, USNR), USS Viking, USS ATR-26 (Lt. J.H. Kelly, USN), USS Plaice (Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr., USN) and USS Spikefish (Cdr. N.J. Nicholas, USN).

5 Nov 1944
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Tills (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Brooks, USNR) and USS Hemminger (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Bodler, USNR).

6 Nov 1944
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Tills (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Brooks, USNR) and USS Vammen (Lt.Cdr. L.M. King, Jr., USNR), USS Spikefish (Cdr. N.J. Nicholas, USN) and USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett, USN).

7 Nov 1944
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Tills (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Brooks, USNR), USS Harmon (Lt.Cdr. T.U. Weekes, USNR), USS ATR-26 (Lt. J.H. Kelly, USN) and USS Spikefish (Cdr. N.J. Nicholas, USN).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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