Allied Warships

USS Soley (DD 707)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 707 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down18 Apr 1944 
Launched8 Sep 1944 
Commissioned4 Dec 1944 
End serviceFeb 1970 
History

USS Soley was heavily damaged by grounding in January 1970.
Decommissioned and stricken 13 February 1970. Sunk as a target 18 September 1970.

 

Commands listed for USS Soley (DD 707)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. John Greenough Lewis, USN7 Dec 194424 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Soley include:


29 Dec 1944
USS Soley (Cdr. J.S. Lewis) departed from the Brooklyn Navy Yard for shakedown at Bermuda.

1 Feb 1945
With her shakedown completed USS Soley (Cdr. J.S. Lewis) returns to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

18 Feb 1945
USS Soley (Cdr. J.S. Lewis) arrived at Norfolk to serve as a training ship.

31 Jul 1945
USS Soley (Cdr. J.S. Lewis) departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.

8 Aug 1945
USS Soley (Cdr. J.S. Lewis) transits the Panama Canal.

17 Aug 1945
USS Soley (Cdr. J.S. Lewis) arrived at San Diego.

27 Aug 1945
USS Soley (Cdr. J.S. Lewis) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

29 Aug 1945
USS Soley (Cdr. J.S. Lewis) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Kwajalein.

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United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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