Allied Warships

USS Schenck (DD 159)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 159 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down26 Mar 1918 
Launched23 Apr 1919 
Commissioned30 Oct 1919 
End service17 May 1946 

Decommissioned 9 June 1922
Recommissioned 1 May 1930
Reclassified as AG-82 on 2 September 1944
Decommissioned 17 May 1946
Stricken 5 June 1946
Sold 25 November 1946 and broken up for scrap.


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Notable events involving Schenck include:

24 Dec 1943
German U-boat U-645 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 45°20'N, 21°40'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS Schenck.

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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