Allied Warships

USS Zellars (DD 777)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 777 
Built byTodd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down24 Dec 1943 
Launched19 Jul 1944 
Commissioned25 Oct 1944 
End service19 Mar 1971 

Decommissioned and stricken 19 March 1971.
Transferred to Iran 19 March 1971 being renamed Babr.


Commands listed for USS Zellars (DD 777)

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1Lt.Cdr. Blinn van Mater, USN25 Oct 19448 Feb 1945 (1)
2T/Cdr. Leon Samuel Kintberger, USN8 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.

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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