Allied Warships

USS Dorsey (DMS 1)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDMS 1 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down18 Sep 1917 
Launched9 Apr 1918 
Commissioned16 Sep 1918 
Lost9 Oct 1945 

Decommissioned at San Diego, California 9 March 1923
Recommissioned on 1 March 1930
Reclassified as High Speed Minesweeper DMS-1 on 19 November 1940
Lightly damaged by a Kamikaze on 27 March 1945 off Okinawa
USS Dorsey was wrecked in a Typhoon off Okinawa 9 October 1945 when she was driven aground (3 casualties)
Her hulk was destroyed on 11 January 1946.


Commands listed for USS Dorsey (DMS 1)

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Howard Lyman Collins, USN (1)
Howard Raymond Healy, USN (1)
Ronald MacNicol MacKinnon, USN (1)
Wayne Rowe Loud, USN
Archibald Egerton Teall, USN16 Jul 1944
1Ellis Mark Zacharias, USN30 May 19317 Jun 1933

2John Michael Hayes, USNR16 Jul 194423 Jun 1945
3Gorman Goodrich Powell, Jr., USNR23 Jun 1945

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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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