Allied Warships

USS Stockham (DD 683)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 683 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down19 Dec 1942 
Launched25 Jun 1943 
Commissioned11 Feb 1944 
End service2 Sep 1957 

Decommissioned in 1945 or 1946.
Recommissioned 14 November 1951.
Decommissioned 2 September 1957.
Stricken 1 December 1974.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Puerto Rico 17 February 1977.


Commands listed for USS Stockham (DD 683)

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1Cdr. Ephraim Paul Holmes, USN11 Feb 194428 Dec 1944

2Dwight Lyman Moody, USN2 May 194530 Aug 1946

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Notable events involving Stockham include:

7 Nov 1944
All ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Nantahala (Capt. P.M. Gunnell, USN) but not before she had fuelled the destroyers USS Twining (Cdr. E.K. Wakefield, USN) and USS Stockham (Cdr. E.P. Holmes, USN) herself.

18 Nov 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) fuelled the destroyers USS Twining (Cdr. E.K. Wakefield, USN), USS Hunt (Cdr. H.A. Knoertzer, USN), USS Stockham (Cdr. E.P. Holmes, USN) and USS Lewis Hancock (Cdr. W.M. Searles, 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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