Allied Warships

USS Jouett (DD 396)

Destroyer of the Somers class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 396 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Laid down26 Mar 1936 
Launched24 Sep 1938 
Commissioned25 Jan 1939 
End service1 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 1 November 1945.
Stricken 28 November 1945.
Sold and broken up for scrap in 1946.


Commands listed for USS Jouett (DD 396)

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1Guy Wheeler Clark, USN25 Jan 19393 Nov 1941
2Cmdr James Carter Pollock, USN3 Nov 194115 Dec 1942 (1)
3Lcmdr Fondville Lee Tedder, USN15 Dec 19422 Jul 1943
4John Calhoun Parham, Jr., USN2 Jul 194313 Jan 1945
5Grant Smith Heston, USN13 Jan 19451 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Jouett include:

17 May 1943
German U-boat U-128 was sunk in the South Atlantic south of Pernambuco, in approximate position 10°00'S, 35°35'W, by gunfire from the US destroyers USS Moffett and USS Jouett, and depth charges from two Mariner aircraft (Sqdn VP-74/P-6/P-5).

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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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