Allied Warships

USS Remey (DD 688)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 688 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Jul 1942 
Laid down22 Mar 1943 
Launched25 Jul 1943 
Commissioned30 Sep 1943 
End service30 Dec 1963 

Decommissioned 10 December 1946.
Recommissioned 14 November 1951.
Decommissioned 30 December 1963.
Stricken 1 December 1974.
Sold 10 June 1976 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Remey (DD 688)

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1T/Cdr. Reid Puryear Fiala, USN30 Sep 19431 May 1945
2John Bernard Balch, USN1 May 194512 Jun 1946

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Notable events involving Remey include:

4 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off three of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Wren (Cdr. E.A. McDonald, USN), USS Watts (Lt.Cdr. C.S. Hart, USN) and USS Remey (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Balch, USN), with fuel.

19 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS McDermut (Cdr. C.B. Jennings, USN), USS Remey (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Balch, USN), USS Melvin (Cdr. B.K. Atkins, USN) and USS Mertz (Cdr. W.S. Maddox, 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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