Allied Warships

USS Davis (DD 395)

Destroyer of the Somers class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassSomers 
PennantDD 395 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down28 Jul 1936 
Launched30 Jul 1938 
Commissioned9 Nov 1938 
End service19 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 19 October 1945.
Stricken 1 November 1945.
Sold 24 November 1947 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Davis (DD 395)

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CommanderFromTo
1Harley Francis Cope, USN1 Jul 19394 Apr 1941
2Cdr. Charles Clifford Hartman, USN4 Apr 194117 Dec 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Martin Rowland Peterson, USN17 Dec 194121 Feb 1943
4T/Cdr. William Archer Dunn, USN21 Feb 19431 Nov 1944 (1)
5Lcmdr Thomas Donald Cunningham, USN1 Nov 19441 Oct 1945
6William Bruce Tichenor, USN1 Oct 194519 Oct 1945 (1)

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Notable events involving Davis include:


19 May 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of St. Thomas together with USS Davis (Lt.Cdr. M.R. Peterson, USN).

20 May 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of St. Thomas together with USS Davis (Lt.Cdr. M.R. Peterson, USN) and USS Somers (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Wood, USN).

23 May 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of St. Thomas together with USS Davis (Lt.Cdr. M.R. Peterson, USN) and USS Partridge (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Kenney, USN).

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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