Allied Warships

USS Adams (DM 27)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDM 27 
ModDestroyer Minelayer 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down20 Mar 1944 
Launched23 Jul 1944 
Commissioned10 Oct 1944 
End service29 Jan 1947 
History

Former DD 739, completed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-27.
Decommissioned 29 January 1947.
Stricken 1 December 1970.
Sold 16 December 1971 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Adams (DM 27)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Henry Jacques Armstrong, Jr., USN10 Oct 19447 May 1945
2Cdr. Donald Noble Clay, USN7 May 194520 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Adams include:


1 Nov 1944
USS Adams departed from Boston to conduct her shakedown at Bermuda.

29 Nov 1944
With her shakedown completed USS Adams departed from Bermuda bound for Norfolk.

3 Dec 1944
USS Adams arrived at Norfolk.

11 Dec 1944
USS Adams departed from Norfolk bound for New York.

15 Dec 1944
USS Adams departed from New York bound for the Pacific.

20 Dec 1944
USS Adams transits the Panama Canal.

29 Dec 1944
USS Adams arrived at San Diego.

1 Jan 1945
USS Adams departed from San Diego bound for Pearl Harbor.

7 Jan 1945
USS Adams arrived at Pearl Harbor.

2 Mar 1945
USS Adams departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.

14 Mar 1945
USS Adams arrived at Ulithi.

19 Mar 1945
USS Adams departed from Ulithi to participate in the operations of Okinawa.

1 Apr 1945
While operating of Okinawa USS Adams is damaged when she is near missed by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft in position 26°12'N, 127°08'E. Adams was towed to Kerama Retto for temporary repairs.

7 Apr 1945
USS Adams departed from Kerama Retto bound for the Mare Island Navy Yard for full repairs and overhaul.

7 May 1945
USS Adams arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard.

6 Jul 1945
USS Adams departed from the Mare Island Navy Yard.

10 Jul 1945
USS Adams arrived at San Diego.

17 Jul 1945
USS Adams departed from San Diego bound for Pearl Harbor.

23 Jul 1945
USS Adams arrived at Pearl Harbor.

4 Aug 1945
USS Adams depart from Pearl Harbor bound for Eniwetok.

11 Aug 1945
USS Adams arrived at Eniwetok.

12 Aug 1945
USS Adams departed from Eniwetok bound for Guam.

15 Aug 1945
USS Adams arrived at Guam.

16 Aug 1945
USS Adams departed from Guam bound for Buckner Bay, Okinawa.

18 Aug 1945
USS Adams arrived at Buckner Bay, Okinawa.

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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