Allied Warships

USS Robert H. Smith (DM 23)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDM 23 
ModDestroyer Minelayer 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down10 Jan 1944 
Launched25 May 1944 
Commissioned4 Aug 1944 
End service30 Jun 1955 
History

Former DD 735, completed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-23.
Decommissioned 30 June 1955.
Stricken 26 February 1971.
Sold 3 December 1973 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Robert H. Smith (DM 23)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Henry Farrow, USN4 Aug 194411 May 1945
2Wilbur Haines Cheney, Jr., USN11 May 194519 Jan 1947

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Notable events involving Robert H. Smith include:


28 Nov 1944
USS Robert H. Smith transits the Panama Canal.

9 Dec 1944
USS Robert H. Smith arrived at San Pedro.

23 Dec 1944
USS Robert H. Smith arrived at Pearl Harbor.

27 Jan 1945
USS Robert H. Smith departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Iwo Jima (through Saipan) to participate in the landings on that island.

19 Feb 1945
USS Robert H. Smith arrived in the Iwo Jima area.

9 Mar 1945
USS Robert H. Smith departed from the Iwo Jima area bound for Ulithi (through Saipan).

13 Mar 1945
USS Robert H. Smith arrived at Ulithi.

25 Mar 1945
USS Robert H. Smith arrived off Okinawa to participate in the landings on that island.

5 Apr 1945
USS Robert H. Smith departed from the Okinawa area to escort a convoy to Guam.

21 Apr 1945
USS Robert H. Smith returns to the Okinawa area.

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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