USS Purdy (DD 734)
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.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||22 Dec 1943|
|Launched||7 May 1944|
|Commissioned||18 Jul 1944|
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Commands listed for USS Purdy (DD 734)
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|1||T/Cdr. Frank Lesher Johnson, USN||18 Jul 1944||24 Jul 1945|
|2||T/Cdr. Wilson Gartley Reifenrath, USN||24 Jul 1945||Nov 1947|
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Notable events involving Purdy include:
7 Feb 1945
With her shakedown completed USS Purdy departed from Trinidad bound for San Diego, California.
17 Mar 1945
USS Purdy arrived at Leyte, Philippines.
27 Mar 1945
USS Purdy departed from Leyte to participate in the Okinawa campaign.
1 Apr 1945
USS Purdy arrived in the Okinawa area.
12 Apr 1945
USS Purdy is heavily damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft of Okinawa in position 27°16'N, 127°50'E. 15 of her crew were killed and 58 were wounded. Purdy put into Kerama Retto for temporary repairs. Later she headed to Guam for further repairs.
28 May 1945
USS Purdy arrived at San Francisco for full repairs and overhaul.
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