Allied Warships

USS Ault (DD 698)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 698 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down15 Nov 1943 
Launched26 Mar 1944 
Commissioned31 May 1944 
End service16 Jul 1973 
History

Decommissioned 31 May 1950.
Recommissioned 15 November 1950.
Decommissioned 16 July 1973.
Stricken 1 September 1973.
Sold 30 April 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Ault (DD 698)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. Joseph Caldwell Wylie, Jr., USN31 May 19448 Jul 1945
2T/Cdr. David Shelton Edwards, Jr., USN8 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Ault include:


10 Jul 1944
USS Ault (Cdr. Joseph Caldwell Wylie, Jr.) depart from New York for shakedown and training in the Caribbean. When her training is completed she returns to New York.

6 Sep 1944
USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) departed from New York bound for Trinidad. She then proceeded to the Pacific through the Panama Canal.

29 Sep 1944
USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

18 Dec 1944
After training USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for the western Pacific.

24 Dec 1944
USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) arrived at Eniwetok for a fuelling stop. She departed from again the same day.

28 Dec 1944
USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) arrived at Ulithi.

30 Dec 1944
USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) departed Ulithi as part of the screen of TG 38.2.

25 Jan 1945
USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) arrived back at Ulithi.

10 Feb 1945
USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) departed Ulithi as part of the screen of TG 58.3.

4 Mar 1945
USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) arrived back at Ulithi.

14 Mar 1945
USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) departed Ulithi as part of the screen of TG 58.3.

1 Jun 1945
USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) enters San Pedro Bay.

1 Jul 1945
USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) departed from San Pedro Bay as part of TF 38.

2 Sep 1945
USS Ault (Cmdr David Sheldon Edwards, Jr.) enters Tokyo Bay.

Media links


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United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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