Allied Warships

USS Kilty (DD 137)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 137 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 Dec 1917 
Launched25 Apr 1918 
Commissioned17 Dec 1918 
End service2 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned at San Diego, California on 5 June 1922
Recommissioned on 18 December 1939
Converted to High Speed Transport APD-15 on 1 March 1943
Reclassified back to destroyer DD-137 on 20 July 1945
Decommissioned at San Diego on 2 November 1945
Stricken 16 November 1945
Sold 26 August 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Kilty (DD 137)

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1Lt.Cdr. Samuel Guernsey Kelly, USN18 Dec 193915 Jun 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Gerald Dale Zurmuehlen, USN15 Jun 194124 Sep 1942
3T/Lt.Cdr. Dominic Lewis Mattie, USN24 Sep 194212 Aug 1943
4Lt. John Warren Coolidge, USNR12 Aug 194325 Nov 1943
5T/Lt.Cdr. Dominic Lewis Mattie, USN25 Nov 194311 Mar 1944
6Lt. Lloyd George Benson, USNR11 Mar 194421 May 1945
7William Charles Wofford, USNR21 May 19452 Nov 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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