Allied Warships

USS Howard (DMS 7)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassWickes 
PennantDMS 7 
ModHigh speed minesweeper 
Built byUnion Iron Works (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down9 Dec 1918 
Launched26 Apr 1919 
Commissioned29 Jan 1920 
End service11 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned on 27 May 1922
Recommissioned on 29 August 1940
Reclassified as high speed minesweeper DMS-7 on 19 November 1940
Reclassified as Auxiliary AG-106 on 5 June 1945
Decommissioned on 30 November 1945
Stricken on 19 December 1945
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 14 June 1946

 

Commands listed for USS Howard (DMS 7)

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CommanderFromTo
1Fondville Lee Tedder, USN29 Aug 194018 Nov 1942
2Charles Joseph Zonderak, USN18 Nov 19424 Jan 1943
3T/Cdr. Lawrence Blanchard Cook, USN4 Jan 194313 Aug 1943 (1)
4Onofrio Frederick Salvia, USN13 Aug 19431 May 1945 (1)
5Fred William Diehl, USNR1 May 194514 Aug 1945
6Fred William Pump, Jr., USN14 Aug 194530 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Howard include:


4 Jun 1945
USS Carp (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunnicutt, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Loeser (Lt.Cdr. J. Proctor, USNR) and USS Allen (Lt. J.A. Rowe, USN).

5 Jun 1945
USS Carp (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunnicutt, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR).

8 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Zimmerman, USNR), USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN), USS Plaice (Cdr. R.S. Andrews, USN), USS Torsk (Cdr. B.E. Lewellen, USN) and USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hingson, USN).

9 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

10 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

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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