USS Robert H. Smith (DM 23)
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||10 Jan 1944|
|Launched||25 May 1944|
|Commissioned||4 Aug 1944|
|End service||30 Jun 1955|
Former DD 735, completed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-23.
Commands listed for USS Robert H. Smith (DM 23)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Lt.Cdr. Henry Farrow, USN||4 Aug 1944||11 May 1945|
|2||T/Cdr. Wilbur Haines Cheney, Jr., USN||11 May 1945||19 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.
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