Allied Warships

USS Thomas E. Fraser (DM 24)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDM 24 
ModDestroyer Minelayer 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down31 Jan 1944 
Launched10 Jun 1944 
Commissioned22 Aug 1944 
End service30 Jun 1955 
History

Former DD 736, completed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-24.
Decommissioned 30 June 1955.
Stricken 1 November 1970.
Sold 12 June 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Thomas E. Fraser (DM 24)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Ronald Joseph Woodman, USN22 Aug 194426 Jul 1945
2Nevett Brooke Watkins, USN26 Jul 1945Jul 1946

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Notable events involving Thomas E. Fraser include:


27 Nov 1944
USS Thomas E. Fraser departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.

12 Dec 1944
USS Thomas E. Fraser arrived at San Diego.

17 Dec 1944
USS Thomas E. Fraser departed from San Diego bound for Pearl Harbor.

26 Dec 1944
USS Thomas E. Fraser arrived at Pearl Harbor.

27 Jan 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Saipan (through Eniwetok).

11 Feb 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser arrived at Saipan.

16 Feb 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser departed from Saipan to participate in the Iwo Jima landings.

19 Feb 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser arrived in the Iwo Jima area.

8 Mar 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser departed from the Iwo Jima area bound for Ulithi.

11 Mar 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser arrived at Ulithi.

19 Mar 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser departed from Ulithi to participate in the Okinawa campaign.

25 Mar 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser arrived in the Okinawa area.

5 Apr 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser departed from the Okinawa area escorting a convoy to the Mariana's.

8 Apr 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser arrived at Guam.

18 Apr 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser departed from Guam bound for Saipan.

20 Apr 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser departed from Saipan to return to the Okinawa area.

28 Apr 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser departed from the Okinawa area to escort the damaged US hospital ship Comfort to Guam.

3 May 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser arrived at Guam.

4 May 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser departed from Guam to return to the Okinawa area.

7 May 1945
USS Thomas E. Fraser arrived back in the Okinawa area.

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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