Allied Warships

USS Herndon (ii) (DD 638)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 638 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down26 Aug 1941 
Launched5 Feb 1942 
Commissioned20 Dec 1942 
End service8 May 1946 

Decommissioned 8 May 1946.
Stricken 1 June 1971.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Florida 24 May 1973.


Commands listed for USS Herndon (ii) (DD 638)

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1Cdr. Granville Alexander Moore, USN20 Dec 194225 Nov 1944 (1)
2Cdr. Albert Thomas Church, USN25 Nov 194430 Dec 1945 (1)

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Notable events involving Herndon (ii) include:

15 Jun 1965
Towed from Philadelphia Reserve Fleet to Orange, Texas under Officer-in-Charge LT Robert M. Mead, USN. (2)

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Whitley, M. J.

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Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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