Allied Warships

USS Ammen (DD 527)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 527 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down29 Nov 1941 
Launched17 Sep 1942 
Commissioned20 Mar 1943 
End service15 Nov 1960 

Decommissioned 15 April 1946.
Recommissioned 5 April 1951.
Collided with USS Collett (DD 730) on 19 July 1960 while enroute to San Diego for decommissioning, 11 of Ammen's crew were killed in this accident.
Decommissioned 15 September 15 1960.
Stricken 1 October 1960.
Sold 21 March 1964 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Ammen (DD 527)

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1John Cheshire Daniel, USN12 Mar 194322 Apr 1943
2Henry Williams, Jr., USN22 Apr 194311 May 1944
3James Harvey Brown, Jr., USN11 May 194414 Jun 1945
4George Van Rogers, USN14 Jun 194515 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Ammen include:

1 Nov 1944
On 1 November 1944 a Japanese "Frances" twin-engine bomber crashed into USS Ammen in Leyte Gulf, Philippines in position 10°40'N, 125°20'E, resulting in 24 men wounded and five dead.

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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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