Allied Warships

USS Thompson (DD 627)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 627 
Built bySeattle Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down22 Sep 1941 
Launched15 Jul 1942 
Commissioned10 Jul 1943 
End service23 May 1955 

Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-38 on 30 May 1945.
Decommissioned 23 May 1955.
Reverted back to DD-627 on 15 July 1955.
Stricken 1 July 1971.
Sold 7 August 1972 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Thompson (DD 627)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Lee Adrian Ellis, USN10 Jul 19434 Dec 1943
2Lt. Donald George Wright, USN4 Dec 194310 Dec 1943
3T/Lt.Cdr. Albert Louis Gebelin, USN10 Dec 194323 Oct 1944
4Lt.Cdr. Royce Purinton Davis, USN23 Oct 194421 May 1945
5Thomas Francis Saunders, Jr., USN21 May 1945

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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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