Allied Warships

USS John W. Weeks (DD 701)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 701 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down17 Jan 1944 
Launched21 May 1944 
Commissioned21 Jul 1944 
End service12 Aug 1970 
History

Decommissioned 8 February 1950.
Recommissioned 24 October 1950.
Decommissioned and stricken 12 August 1970.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Virginia 19 November 1970.

 

Commands listed for USS John W. Weeks (DD 701)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. Robert Alfred Theobald, Jr., USN21 Jul 194425 Jul 1945
2T/Cdr. William Lockhart Harmon, USN25 Jul 19454 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving John W. Weeks include:


26 Aug 1944
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. Robert Alfred Theobald, JR.) departed from New York for shakedown and training of Bermuda.

16 Oct 1944
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) departed from New York bound for Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada.

7 Nov 1944
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) arrived back at New York.

10 Nov 1944
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) departed from New York bound for the Pacific.

17 Nov 1944
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) transits the Panama Canal.

28 Nov 1944
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) arrived at San Francisco, California.

30 Nov 1944
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) departed from San Francisco bound for Pearl Harbor.

5 Dec 1944
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

24 Dec 1944
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) arrived at Eniwetok.

27 Dec 1944
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) arrived at Ulithi.

2 Jan 1945
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) departed from Ulithi to participate in the landings at Luzon, Philippines.

28 Jan 1945
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) returns to Ulithi.

10 Feb 1945
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) departed from Ulithi with TF 58.

4 Mar 1945
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) arrived back at Ulithi.

14 Mar 1945
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) departed from Ulithi with TF 58 to participate in the Okinawa landings.

1 Jun 1945
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) arrived at Leyte, Philippines.

1 Jul 1945
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. Robert Alfred Theobald. Jr.) departed from Leyte, Philippines with TF 38 to operate of the Japanese mainland.

9 Aug 1945
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. William L Harmon) is damaged by friendly gunfire during an attack by Japanese kamikaze aircraft east of Honshu, Japan in position 35°00'N, 143°00'E. One men is killed and 11 are injured.

8 Sep 1945
USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. William L. Harmon) arrived at Tokyo Bay.

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