Allied Warships

USS Harding (DD 625)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 625 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down22 Jul 1941 
Launched28 Jun 1942 
Commissioned25 May 1943 
End service2 Nov 1945 

Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-28 on 15 November 1944.
Heavily damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft on 16 April 1945, 22 of her crew were killed.
Decommissioned 2 November 1945.
Stricken 16 November 1945.
Sold 16 April 1947 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Harding (DD 625)

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1T/Cdr. George Goldston Palmer, USN25 May 19434 Sep 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Donald Brewster Ramage, USN4 Sep 19442 Nov 1945 (1)

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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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