Allied Warships

USS Wallace L. Lind (DD 703)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 703 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down14 Feb 1944 
Launched14 Jun 1944 
Commissioned8 Sep 1944 
End service4 Dec 1973 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 4 December 1973.
Transferred to South Korea 4 December 1973 being renamed Dae Gu.
Dae Gu was stricken in 1994 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Wallace L. Lind (DD 703)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. George DeMetropolis, USN8 Sep 1944Jul 1946

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Notable events involving Wallace L. Lind include:


In the summer of 1947, my uncle, CDR Will Park Starnes was captain of the LIND. At that time, it was home ported in New Orleans. I visited the ship there as a small boy. (1)

14 Nov 1944
USS Wallace L. Lind departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.

27 Nov 1944
USS Wallace L. Lind transits the Panama Canal.

13 Dec 1944
USS Wallace L. Lind arrived at Pearl Harbor.

23 Dec 1944
USS Wallace L. Lind departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.

5 Jan 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind made rendezvous with TF 38 to support the landings on Luzon.

26 Jan 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind arrived at Ulithi.

10 Feb 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind departed from Ulithi with TF 58.

4 Mar 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind returns to Ulithi.

14 Mar 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind departed from Ulithi to support the landings on Okinawa.

1 Jun 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind arrived at San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

1 Jul 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines with TG 38.3 to operate of mainland Japan.

1 Sep 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind 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

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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