Allied Warships

USS Cole (DD 155)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 155 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Jun 1918 
Launched11 Jan 1919 
Commissioned19 Jun 1919 
End service1 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 10 July 10 1922
Recommissioned 1 May 1930
Decommissioned 7 January 1937
Recommissioned 16 October 1939
Reclassified as auxiliary AG-116 on 30 June 1945
Decommissioned 1 November 1945
Stricken 16 November 1945
Sold 6 October 1947 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Cole (DD 155)

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1Lt.Cdr. George Goldston Palmer, USN< Nov 42???

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Notable events involving Cole include:

4 Sep 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Nicholson, USS Ludlow and USS Cole. (1)

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


  1. ADM 173/17253

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

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