USS Shea (DM 30)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||28 Dec 1943|
|Launched||20 May 1944|
|Commissioned||30 Sep 1944|
|End service||9 Apr 1958|
Former DD 750, completed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-30.
Commands listed for USS Shea (DM 30)
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|1||T/Cdr. Charles Cochran Kirkpatrick, USN||30 Sep 1944||13 Jul 1945|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Willard Young Howell, USN||13 Jul 1945||19 Jul 1945|
|3||Cdr. Elward Francis Baldridge, USN||19 Jul 1945||Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Shea include:
21 Oct 1944
USS Shea departed from New York bound for Bermuda for her shakedown cruise.
16 Nov 1944
With her shakedown completed USS Shea departed from Bermuda bound for Norfolk.
13 Dec 1944
USS Shea departed from Norfolk bound for New York.
14 Dec 1944
USS Shea arrived at New York.
31 Dec 1944
USS Shea arrived at San Francisco, California.
4 Jan 1945
USS Shea departed from San Francisco bound for Pearl Harbor.
2 Mar 1945
USS Shea arrived at Eniwetok.
19 Mar 1945
USS Shea departed from Ulithi to participate in the Okinawa campaign.
24 Mar 1945
USS Shea arrived in the Okinawa area.
4 May 1945
While on radar picket duty of Okinawa USS Shea is hit by a Japanese Baka 'bomb' in position 27°26'N, 126°59'E. 27 men of her crew were killed and 91 were injured. Shea put into Kerama Retto for temporary repairs.
15 May 1945
Shea departed from Kerama Retto bound for Ulithi.
27 May 1945
Shea departed from Ulithi bound for the US east coast.
6 Jun 1945
Shea arrived at Pearl Harbor.
9 Jun 1945
Shea departed from Pearl Harbor.
2 Jul 1945
Shea arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for full repairs.
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