USS O'Brien (ii) (DD 725)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||12 Jul 1943|
|Launched||8 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||25 Feb 1944|
Decommissioned 4 October 1947.
Commands listed for USS O'Brien (ii) (DD 725)
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|1||T/Cdr. Paul Frederick Heerbrandt, USN||25 Feb 1944||29 May 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. William Woodward Outerbridge, USN||29 May 1944||26 Apr 1945|
|3||T/Cdr. John Blair Gragg, USN||26 Apr 1945||19 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving O'Brien (ii) include:
14 May 1944
USS O'Brien (Cdr. P.F. Heerbrandt, USN) departed from New York together with a convoy bound for England to participate in the Normandy landings.
25 Jun 1944
USS O'Brien (Cdr. William Woodward Outerbridge) is damaged by gunfire from a German shore battery of Cherbourgh, France.
18 Sep 1944
USS O'Brien (Cdr. W.W. Outerbridge) departed from San Diego, California bound for Pearl Harbor.
24 Oct 1944
USS O'Brien (Cdr. W.W. Outerbridge) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.
7 Dec 1944
USS O'Brien (Cdr. W.W. Outerbridge) scuttled the heavily damaged US high speed transport USS Ward in Ormoc Bay, Philippines.
6 Jan 1945
During the operations in Lingayen Gulf, USS O'Brien (Cdr. William Woodward Outerbridge) is lightly damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft in position 16°23'N, 120°14'E.
18 Jan 1945
USS O'Brien (Cdr. W.W. Outerbridge) arrived at Manus Island to has the damage done in the January 6th attack repaired.
10 Feb 1945
USS O'Brien (Cdr. W.W. Outerbridge) departed from Ulithi with TF 58.
27 Mar 1945
While operating of Okinawa, USS O'Brien (Cdr. William Woddward Outerbridge) in heavily damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft in position 26°16'N, 127°26'E. 53 Of the crew were killed and 73 wounded and amongst them the Commanding officer Outerbridge.
25 Apr 1945
USS O'Brien (Cdr. W.W. Outerbridge) arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard for repairs.
3 Jul 1945
With her repairs completed USS O'Brien (Cdr. John Blair Gragg) departed from the Mare Island Navy Yard.
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