Allied Warships

USS Charles S. Sperry (DD 697)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 697 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down19 Oct 1943 
Launched13 Mar 1944 
Commissioned17 May 1944 
End service15 Dec 1973 
History

Decommisioned at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and stricken 15 December 1973.
Transferred to Chile 8 January 1974 being renamed Ministro Zenteno.
Ministro Zenteno was stricken and scrapped in 1990.

 

Commands listed for USS Charles S. Sperry (DD 697)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Harry Haywood McIlhenny, USN17 May 194413 Apr 1945 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. John Benjamin Morland, USN13 Apr 1945Aug 1946 (1)
3Lcmdr William Stanton Hitchins, USNRAug 1946Oct 1948 (1)
4T/Cdr. Alexander Bacon Coxe, Jr., USNOct 1948Mar 1950 (1)

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Notable events involving Charles S. Sperry include:


28 Dec 1944
USS Charles S. Sperry arrived at Ulithi.

30 Dec 1944
USS Charles S. Sperry departed from Ulithi with TF 38.

26 Jan 1945
USS Charles S. Sperry returns to Ulithi.

10 Feb 1945
USS Charles S. Sperry departed from Ulithi with TF 58.

5 Mar 1945
USS Charles S. Sperry returns once more to Ulithi.

14 Mar 1945
USS Charles S. Sperry departed from Ulithi with TF 38 to support the Okinawa landings.

1 Jun 1945
USS Charles S. Sperry arrived at San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

1 Jul 1945
USS Charles S. Sperry departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines to re-join to fleet for operations of Japan.

31 Aug 1945
USS Charles S. Sperry puts into Tokyo Bay.

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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