Allied Warships

USS Samuel N. Moore (DD 747)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 747 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down30 Sep 1943 
Launched23 Feb 1944 
Commissioned24 Jun 1944 
End service24 Oct 1969 

Decommissioned and stricken 24 October 1969.
Transferred to Taiwan 9 December 1969 being renamed Heng Yang.
Heng Tang was stricken in May 1995.

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Commands listed for USS Samuel N. Moore (DD 747)

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1T/Cdr. Horatio Alonzo Lincoln, USN24 Jun 194428 Jul 1945
2T/Cdr. Harold Gardiner Bowen, Jr., USN28 Jul 194510 May 1946

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Notable events involving Samuel N. Moore include:

20 Sep 1944
Around 1100Q/20, the troopship Queen Mary (British, 81235 GRT, built 1936) with Prime Minister Churchill on board, departed New York for the U.K. Escort was provided by the destroyers USS Haynsworth (T/Cdr. R. Brodie, Jr., USN), USS Collett (T/Cdr. J.D. Collett, USN) and USS Samuel N. Moore (T/Cdr. H.A. Lincoln, USN).

Around 0930O/20, HMS Berwick (Capt. S.H.T. Arliss, DSO, RN) departed Halifax to make rendezvous with the Queen Mary. Rendezvous was effected around 1245O/21, when the US destroyers were detached.

Around 1800N/23, HMS Devonshire (Capt. D.K. Bain, DSO, RN) took over from HMS Berwick which was then detached to proceed to the Clyde where she arrived around 1500A/26. HMS Devonshire had departed Milford Haven for the rendezvous position around 0900A/21.

Around 1225A/24, the destroyers HMS Nubian (Lt.Cdr. T.A. Pack-Beresford, RN) and HMS Serapis (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN) joined coming from Milford Haven.

Around 0845A/25, HMS Devonshire parted company and proceeded to Milford Haven arriving there around 1130A/25.

The Queen Mary, HMS Nubian and HMS Serapis arrived at Greenock later on the 25th. (1)

3 Nov 1944
USS Samuel N. Moore arrived at Ulithi.

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


  1. ADM 53/119001 + ADM 53/119254 + ADM 199/1427

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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