Allied Warships

USS Putnam (DD 757)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 757 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down11 Jul 1943 
Launched26 Mar 1944 
Commissioned12 Oct 1944 
End service 
History

Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 6 August 1973.
Sold 24 June 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Putnam (DD 757)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Frederick Vantyne Holbrook Hilles, USN12 Oct 19449 Aug 1945
2Cdr. Louis Lefelar, USN9 Aug 194525 Aug 1946
3Cdr. George Dewey Hoffman, USNAug 1946Jul 1947 (1)

4Lcmdr David Lombard Harris, USNMay 1953May 1955 (1)

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Notable events involving Putnam include:


9 Dec 1944
With her shakedown completed USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) arrived at San Diego.

30 Dec 1944
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) departed from San Francisco bound for Pearl Harbor.

6 Jan 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

29 Jan 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Guam through Eniwetok, Saipan and Tinian.

17 Feb 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) departed from Guam to participate in the Iwo Jima landings.

19 Feb 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) arrived in the Iwo Jima area.

23 Feb 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) departed from the Iwo Jima area bound for Guam.

12 Mar 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) departed from Guam bound for Leyte, Philippines.

17 Mar 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) arrived at Leyte.

27 Mar 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) departed from Leyte to participate in the Okinawa campaign.

1 Apr 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) arrived in the Okinawa area.

6 Apr 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) departed from the Okinawa area bound for Ulithi.

8 Apr 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) arrived at Ulithi.

16 Apr 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. F.V.H. Hilles) arrived back in the Okinawa area.

17 Sep 1945
USS Putnam (Cdr. L. Lefelar) arrived at Tokyo Bay.

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

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U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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