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, USN25 Sep 193915 Jun 1940 (1)
2Lt. Donald Allen Crandell, USN15 Jun 194029 Mar 1942 (1)
3Lt. Elliott Mitchell Brown, USN29 Mar 194215 Apr 1942
4T/Lt.Cdr. Stephen Noel Tackney, USN15 Apr 19423 Mar 1943 (1)
5Lt. Warren Wilson Armstrong, USN3 Mar 194325 Jul 1944
6T/Cdr. Donald Noble Clay, USN25 Jul 194425 Feb 1945 (1)
7Richard James Peterson, USNR25 Feb 19451 Jun 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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