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. Paul Fleming Dugan, USN16 Oct 19396 Jun 1940
2Lt. Charles William Moses, USN6 Jun 19401941
3Lt.Cdr. Walter Leo Dyer, USN194130 Jun 1942
4T/Lt.Cdr. George Goldston Palmer, USN30 Jun 194213 Jan 1943
5T/Lt.Cdr. Joseph Francis Witherow, Jr., USN13 Jan 194310 May 1943
6T/Lt.Cdr. Briscoe Chipman, USN10 May 194325 Jan 1944
7Freeman Donald Miller, USNR25 Jan 194421 Oct 1944
8Lt. John Rupert Stewart, USCG21 Oct 19441 Nov 1945

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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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