USS Charles S. Sperry (DD 697)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||19 Oct 1943|
|Launched||13 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||17 May 1944|
|End service||15 Dec 1973|
Decommisioned at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and stricken 15 December 1973.
Commands listed for USS Charles S. Sperry (DD 697)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Lt.Cdr. Harry Haywood McIlhenny, USN||17 May 1944||13 Apr 1945 (1)|
|2||T/Cdr. John Benjamin Morland, USN||13 Apr 1945||Aug 1946 (1)|
|3||Lcmdr William Stanton Hitchins, USNR||Aug 1946||Oct 1948 (1)|
|4||T/Cdr. Alexander Bacon Coxe, Jr., USN||Oct 1948||Mar 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.
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