USS Wilkes (DD 441)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||1 Nov 1939|
|Launched||31 May 1940|
|Commissioned||22 Apr 1941|
|End service||6 Mar 1946|
Decommissioned 6 March 1946.
Commands listed for USS Wilkes (DD 441)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Donald Kelsey, USN||22 Apr 1941||28 Feb 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Boyd McLean, USN||28 Feb 1942||Jan 1943 (1)|
|3||T/Cdr. Frederick Wolsieffer, USN||Jan 1943||14 Aug 1944 (1)|
|4||Frederick Earle McEntire, Jr., USN||14 Aug 1944||2 Sep 1945|
|5||T/Lt.Cdr. Herbert Fox Rommel, Jr., USNR||2 Sep 1945||4 Mar 1946 (1)|
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