USS Zellars (DD 777)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Todd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||24 Dec 1943|
|Launched||19 Jul 1944|
|Commissioned||25 Oct 1944|
|End service||19 Mar 1971|
Decommissioned and stricken 19 March 1971.
Commands listed for USS Zellars (DD 777)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Blinn van Mater, USN||25 Oct 1944||8 Feb 1945 (1)|
|2||T/Cdr. Leon Samuel Kintberger, USN||8 Feb 1945|
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Notable events involving Zellars include:
25 Mar 1945
USS Zellars arrived in the Okinawa area.
12 Apr 1945
USS Zellars is damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft of Okinawa in position 26°00'N, 128°00'E. Zellars limped into Kerama Retto with extensive damage later that day.
1 Jun 1945
USS Zellars puts into Long Beach Naval Shipyard for permanent repairs.
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