Allied Warships

USS English (DD 696)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 696 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down19 Oct 1943 
Launched27 Feb 1944 
Commissioned4 May 1944 
End service15 May 1970 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 15 May 1970.
Transferred to Taiwan 11 August 1970 being renamed Huei Yang.

 

Commands listed for USS English (DD 696)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. James Thomas Smith, USN4 May 194410 Apr 1945
2Walter Harlen Baumberger, USN10 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving English include:


3 Sep 1944
USS English arrived at Pearl Harbor.

17 Dec 1944
USS English departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.

28 Dec 1944
USS English arrived at Ulithi.

28 Dec 1944
USS English departed from Ulithi with TF 38.

26 Jan 1945
USS English arrived back at Ulithi.

8 Feb 1945
USS English departed from Ulithi again for operations with TF 58.

4 Mar 1945
USS English arrived back at Ulithi.

14 Mar 1945
USS English departed from Ulithi again with TF 58 in support of the Okinawa operations.

1 Jun 1945
USS English arrived at San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

1 Jul 1945
USS English departed from at San Pedro Bay, Philippines when she sailed with TF 38 to operate of the Japanese mainland.

10 Sep 1945
USS English enters 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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