USS Shannon (DM 25)
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||12 Feb 1944|
|Launched||24 Jun 1944|
|Commissioned||8 Sep 1944|
|End service||30 Jun 1955|
Former DD 737, competed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-25.
Commands listed for USS Shannon (DM 25)
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|1||T/Cdr. Edward Lee Foster, USN||8 Sep 1944||Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Shannon include:
21 Nov 1944
USS Shannon departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.
27 Nov 1944
USS Shannon arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.
27 Jan 1945
USS Shannon departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Eniwetok, then on to Saipan to participate in the Iwo Jima landings.
19 Feb 1945
USS Shannon arrived in the Iwo Jima area.
24 Feb 1945
USS Shannon departed from the Iwo Jima area bound for Saipan.
3 Mar 1945
USS Shannon returns to the Iwo Jima area.
8 Mar 1945
USS Shannon departed from the Iwo Jima area bound for Ulithi.
19 Mar 1945
USS Shannon departed from Ulithi to participate in the Okinawa campaign.
25 Mar 1945
USS Shannon arrived in the Okinawa area.
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