Allied Warships

USS Waldron (DD 699)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 699 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.). 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down16 Nov 1943 
Launched26 Mar 1944 
Commissioned8 Jun 1944 
End service30 Oct 1973 
History

Decommissioned 17 May 1950.
Recommissioned 20 November 1950.
Decommissioned 30 October 1973.
Stricken 31 October 1973.
Transferred to Colombia 30 October 1973 being renamed Santander.
Santander was stricken and scraped in 1986.

 

Commands listed for USS Waldron (DD 699)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. George Edward Peckham, USN7 Jun 194411 Nov 1945
2Cdr. Theodore Adolf Torgerson, USN11 Nov 1945Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Waldron include:


26 Sep 1944
With her shakedown at Bermuda completed USS Waldron departed from New York bound for the Pacific.

1 Oct 1944
USS Waldron transits the Panama Canal.

12 Oct 1944
USS Waldron arrived at San Pedro, California.

14 Oct 1944
USS Waldron departed from San Pedro, California bound for Pearl Harbor.

20 Oct 1944
USS Waldron arrived at Pearl Harbor.

17 Dec 1944
USS Waldron departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.

28 Dec 1944
USS Waldron arrived at Ulithi.

30 Dec 1944
USS Waldron departed from Ulithi with TF 38.

26 Jan 1945
USS Waldron returns to Ulithi.

10 Feb 1945
USS Waldron departed from Ulithi with TF 58.

18 Feb 1945
USS Waldron damaged her bow when she rams a Japanese guard boat of the Bonin Islands in position 29°27'N, 141°34'E. Waldron was detached to Saipan to make repairs to her bow the same day.

20 Feb 1945
USS Waldron arrived at Saipan.

23 Feb 1945
With her bow repaired USS Waldron departed from Saipan to rejoin the fleet off Iwo Jima.

4 Mar 1945
USS Waldron returns to Ulithi.

14 Mar 1945
USS Waldron departed from Ulithi with TF 38 to support the Okinawa landings.

1 Jun 1945
USS Waldron arrived at San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

1 Jul 1945
USS Waldron departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines with TF 38.

10 Sep 1945
USS Waldron enters Tokyo Bay.

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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