Allied Warships

USS Claxton (i) (DD 140)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassWickes 
PennantDD 140 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down25 Apr 1918 
Launched14 Jan 1919 
Commissioned15 Sep 1919 
End service5 Dec 1940 
History

Decommissioned on 18 June 1922
Recommissioned on 22 January 1930 and transferred to the Royal Navy on 5 December 1940.

 
Career notesto Britain as HMS Salisbury (I 52)

Commands listed for USS Claxton (i) (DD 140)

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CommanderFromTo
1William Cyprian Cross, USN9 Jul 19388 Sep 1940
2John Keane Reybold, USN8 Sep 19401 Oct 1940
3Thomas Edward Fraser, USN1 Oct 194026 Nov 1940

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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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