Allied Warships

USS Gamble (DM 15)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDM 15 
ModDestroyer minelayer 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down12 Nov 1917 
Launched11 May 1918 
Commissioned29 Nov 1918 
End service1 Jun 1945 

Decommissioned on 17 June 1922.
Recommissioned on 24 May 1930.
Reclassified as Light Minelayer DM-15 on 13 June 1930.
Damaged beyond repair by Japanese aircraft off Iwo Jima on 17 February 1945.
Decommissioned on 1 June 1945.
Scuttled off Guam on 16 July 1945.


Commands listed for USS Gamble (DM 15)

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1Cdr. Allan Edward Smith, USN1939??? (1)

2Donald Allen Crandell, USN1941Apr 1942 (1)
3Stephen Noel Tackney, USNApr 1942Mar 1943 (1)

4Cdr. Donald Noble Clay, USNFeb 1945Apr 1945 (1)

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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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