Allied Warships

USS Crane (DD 109)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 109 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down7 Jan 1918 
Launched4 Jul 1918 
Commissioned18 Apr 1919 
End service14 Nov 1945 

Arrived at San Diego 1 September 1919 and operated in reduced commission until decommissioned at San Diego 7 June 1922
Recommissioned on 18 December 1939
Decommissioned at Philadelphia 14 November 1945
Stricken 19 December 1945
Sold 1 November 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Crane (DD 109)

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1Cdr. Marion Young Cohen, USN18 Dec 19396 Jul 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Joseph Wade Adams, Jr., USN6 Jul 194020 Sep 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Virgil Francis Gordinier, USN20 Sep 194115 Aug 1942
4Lt.Cdr. Harry Nelson Coffin, USN15 Aug 19423 Sep 1943
5Sam Halfon, USNR3 Sep 194310 May 1944
6David R Wallace, USNR10 May 19443 Sep 1944
7Lt.Cdr. Merritt Barton, USNR9 Sep 194414 Nov 1945

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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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