USS Dorsey (DMS 1)
Destroyer of the Wickes class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Mod||High speed minesweeper|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||18 Sep 1917|
|Launched||9 Apr 1918|
|Commissioned||16 Sep 1918|
|Lost||9 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned at San Diego, California 9 March 1923
Commands listed for USS Dorsey (DMS 1)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Lt.Cdr. Howard Lyman Collins, USN||25 May 1939||15 Jun 1940 (1)|
|2||Lt. Ronald MacNicol MacKinnon, USN||15 Jun 1940||21 Mar 1942 (1)|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Wayne Rowe Loud, USN||21 Mar 1942||20 Aug 1943|
|4||T/Lt.Cdr. Archibald Egerton Teall, USN||20 Aug 1943||16 Jul 1944|
|5||John Michael Hayes, USNR||16 Jul 1944||23 Jun 1945|
|6||Gorman Goodrich Powell, Jr., USNR||23 Jun 1945||9 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Dorsey include:
12 May 1943
During 12/13 May 1943, USS Sailfish (T/Cdr. J.R. Moore, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour with USS Dorsey (T/Cdr. W.R. Loud, USN) and USS Seagull (T/Lt. F.L. van Camp, USN). USS Seagull only participated in the exercises on 12 May though. (2)
19 May 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) departed Majoro Atoll for a two day exercise together with her sister ship USS New Jersey (Capt. C.F. Holden, USN), light carrier USS Belleau Wood (Capt. J. Perry, USN) and destroyers USS Izard (Cdr. M.T. Dayton, USN), USS Charrette (Cdr. E.S. Karpe, USN), USS Bell (Lt.Cdr. J.S.C. Gabbert, USN), USS Burns (Cdr. D.T. Eller, USN), USS Conner (Cdr. W.E. Kaitner, USN), USS Patterson (Lt.Cdr. A.F. White, USN) and USS Dorsey (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Teall, USN).
- War diary 14th Naval District for May 1943 + War diary USS Dorsey for May 1943
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