Allied Warships

USS Monssen (ii) (DD 798)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 798 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down1 Jun 1943 
Launched30 Oct 1943 
Commissioned14 Feb 1944 
End serviceSep 1957 

Decommissioned 30 April 1946.
Recommissioned 31 October 1951.
Decommissioned in September 1957.
Stricken 1 February 1963.
Sold 21 October 1963 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Monssen (ii) (DD 798)

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1Lt.Cdr. Bernhardt Alois Fuetsch, USN14 Feb 194421 Jul 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Charles Kniese Bergin, USN21 Jul 19448 Dec 1944
3T/Lt.Cdr. Everett George Sanderson, USN8 Dec 194430 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Monssen (ii) include:

6 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Melvin (Cdr. B.K. Atkins, USN), USS McGowan (Lt.Cdr. T.H.W. Conner, USN), USS Monssen (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Sanderson, USN) and USS Rowe (Cdr. A.L. Young, Jr., USN), with fuel.

29 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS McDermut (Cdr. C.B. Jennings, USN), USS Monssen (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Sanderson, USN), USS Stockham (Cdr. D.L. Moody, USN) and USS Benham (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Poindexter, USN), with fuel.

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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