Allied Warships

USS Stormes (DD 780)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 780 
Built by Todd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down15 Feb 1944 
Launched4 Nov 1944 
Commissioned27 Jan 1945 
End service5 Dec 1970 

Decommissioned 5 December 1970.
Stricken 16 February 1972.
Transferred to Iran 16 February 1972 being renamed Palang.


Commands listed for USS Stormes (DD 780)

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1T/Cdr. William Naylor Wylie, USN27 Jan 19454 May 1947

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Notable events involving Stormes include:

14 Feb 1945
USS Stormes departed from Seattle bound for San Diego.

1 Apr 1945
With her shakedown at San Diego completed USS Stormes sails to the Bremerton Navy Yard.

22 Apr 1945
USS Stormes departed from the Bremerton Navy Yard bound for Pearl Harbor.

30 Apr 1945
USS Stormes arrived at Pearl Harbor.

23 May 1945
USS Stormes arrived in the Okinawa area.

25 May 1945
USS Stormes is hit by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft in position 27°06'N, 127°38'E. 21 of her crew were killed and 15 were injured. The damaged destroyer limped into Kerama Retto.

5 Jul 1945
After being patched up USS Stormes moves to Buckner Bay where she enters a floating dry-dock.

13 Aug 1945
USS Stormes leaves the floating dry-dock at Buckner Bay.

17 Aug 1945
USS Stormes departed from Buckner Bay bound for the Hunters Point Navy Yard for full repairs and overhaul.

17 Sep 1945
USS Stormes arrived at the Hunters Point Navy Yard.

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

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