Allied Warships

USS Badger (DD 126)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 126 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down9 Jan 1918 
Launched24 Aug 1918 
Commissioned29 May 1919 
End service20 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned in May 1922
Recommissioned in January 1930
Decommissioned for the final time on 20 July 1945
Stricken 13 August 1945
Sold 30 November 1945 and broken up for scrap.

During WW2 she operated in the Atlantic and the Carribbean as convoy escort. In 1944 she was relocated to the Pacific, and was assigned to training duties.


Commands listed for USS Badger (DD 126)

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1William Everett Hennigar, USN21 Apr 19387 Jun 1940 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Stanley Leith, USN7 Jun 194019 Jun 1941
3Lt. John William Schmidt, USN19 Jun 19419 Aug 1942 (1)
4Lt. John Benjamin Morland, USN9 Aug 194217 Nov 1942
5T/Cdr. Royal Allan Wolverton, USN17 Nov 19424 Jan 1944
6Alanson Trask Enos, 3rd, USNR4 Jan 194420 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Badger include:

22 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR), HMS Black Swan (Cdr. T.A.C. Pakenham, RN), HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR), USS Spencer, USS Badger and HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR). (2)

11 May 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Lowestoft (A/Cdr.(Retd.) L.H. Phillips, RN), USS Belknap and USS Badger. (3)

12 May 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Belknap and USS Badger, USS Lea, USS Osmond Ingram and USS Greene. (3)

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


  2. ADM 173/17244
  3. ADM 173/17782

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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