Allied Warships

USS Chew (DD 106)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassWickes 
PennantDD 106 
Built byUnion Iron Works (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down2 Jan 1918 
Launched26 May 1918 
Commissioned12 Dec 1918 
End service15 Oct 1945 
History

USS Chew was commissioned at the and of WW1, and left out of action. She was decommissioned at San Diego on 1 June 1922, and called back into service on 14 October 1940. She was in Pearl Harbor during the japanese raid, downing one attacker. She spent most of the war in Pearl Harbor filling training duties, and occasional escort duties. She was decommissioned in Philadelphia on 15 October 1945, Stricken on 1 November 1945 and sold for scrap on 4 October 1946.

 

Commands listed for USS Chew (DD 106)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Edward Louis Beck, USN14 Oct 194012 Dec 1941
2Harry Reid Hummer, Jr., USN12 Dec 194118 Oct 1942
3T/Cdr. Peter Harry Horn, USN18 Oct 194227 Jan 1943
4Winston Seaborn Brown, USNR27 Jan 194310 Jan 1944
5Alan George Grant, USNR10 Jan 194414 Apr 1945
6Joseph James Mannion, USNR14 Apr 194515 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Chew include:


9 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

10 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

3 Aug 1945
During 3/4 August 1945, USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN), conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Darby (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Martin, USNR) and USS Flasher (Cdr. G.W. Grider, USN).

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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