USS Stockham (DD 683)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||14 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||19 Dec 1942|
|Launched||25 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||11 Feb 1944|
|End service||2 Sep 1957|
Decommissioned in 1945 or 1946.
Commands listed for USS Stockham (DD 683)
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|1||Cdr. Ephraim Paul Holmes, USN||11 Feb 1944||28 Dec 1944|
|2||Dwight Lyman Moody, USN||2 May 1945||30 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).