Allied Warships

USS Walke (ii) (DD 723)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 723 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down7 Jun 1943 
Launched27 Oct 1943 
Commissioned21 Jan 1944 
End service30 Nov 1970 
History

Decommissioned 30 May 1947.
Recommissioned 5 October 1950.
Decommissioned 30 November 1970.
Stricken 1 February 1974.
Sold 19 March 1975 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Walke (ii) (DD 723)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. John Crawford Zahm, USN21 Jan 194426 Nov 1944
2Cdr. George Fleming Davis, USN26 Nov 19446 Jan 1945 (+)
3Lt. John Simeon Burns, USNR6 Jan 194512 Feb 1945 (1)
4Cdr. John Frink McGillis, USN12 Feb 194517 Apr 1947 (1)

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Notable events involving Walke (ii) include:


12 Feb 1944
USS Walke departed from the Boston Navy Yard bound for Washington.

14 Feb 1944
USS Walke arrived at Washington.

18 Feb 1944
USS Walke departed from Washington for shakedown at Bermuda.

19 Mar 1944
USS Walke returns to the Boston Navy Yard for post-shakedown availability.

17 Apr 1944
USS Walke departed from Key West bound for Norfolk.

19 Apr 1944
USS Walke arrived at Norfolk.

12 May 1944
USS Walke departed from Norfolk bound for New York.

13 May 1944
USS Walke arrived at New York.

14 May 1944
USS Walke departed from New York bound for the United Kingdom to participate in the Normandy landings.

24 May 1944
USS Walke arrived at Greenock, Scotland.

3 Jul 1944
USS Walke departed from the United Kingdom to return to the US east coast.

9 Jul 1944
USS Walke arrived at the Boston Navy Yard.

26 Aug 1944
USS Walke arrived at Norfolk.

30 Aug 1944
USS Walke departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.

25 Sep 1944
USS Walke arrived at Pearl Harbor.

23 Oct 1944
USS Walke departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.

5 Nov 1944
USS Walke arrived at Ulithi. She departed from the same day with TF 38.

22 Nov 1944
USS Walke returns to Ulithi.

27 Nov 1944
USS Walke departed from Ulithi bound for San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

29 Nov 1944
USS Walke arrived at San Pedro Bay, Philippines. She departed from the same day to patrol in Leyte Gulf.

4 Dec 1944
USS Walke returns to San Pedro Bay.

6 Dec 1944
USS Walke departed from San Pedro Bay to participate in the ladings at Ormoc Bay.

7 Dec 1944
USS Walke takes of the crew and scuttles the heavily damaged US destroyer USS Mahan south-west of Ormoc Bay in position 10°50'N, 124°30'E.

8 Dec 1944
USS Walke returns to San Pedro Bay.

13 Dec 1944
USS Walke departed from San Pedro Bay to participate in operations of Mindoro.

15 Dec 1944
USS Walke arrived off Mindoro.

18 Dec 1944
USS Walke returns to San Pedro Bay.

2 Jan 1945
USS Walke departed from San Pedro Bay to participate in the landings at Lingayen Gulf.

6 Jan 1945
USS Walke is damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft north of Lingayen Gulf in position 16°40'N, 120°10'E.

10 Jan 1945
USS Walke departed from the Lingayen Gulf area.

13 Jan 1945
USS Walke arrived at San Pedro Bay.

15 Jan 1945
USS Walke departed from San Pedro Bay bound for the Admiralty Islands.

18 Jan 1945
USS Walke arrived at Manus.

21 Jan 1945
USS Walke departed from Manus bound for the Mare Island Navy Yard.

6 Feb 1945
USS Walke arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard.

4 Apr 1945
USS Walke completes her repairs at the Mare Island Navy Yard.

10 May 1945
USS Walke arrived in the Okinawa area.

24 Jul 1945
USS Walke departed from the Okinawa area bound for Leyte, Philippines.

28 Jul 1945
USS Walke arrived at Leyte, Philippines.

14 Aug 1945
USS Walke departed from Leyte, Philippines to join TF 38 in Japanese waters.

18 Aug 1945
USS Walke joins TG 38.3 in Japanese waters.

Media links


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United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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