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.


Commands listed for USS Schenck (DD 159)

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1Lt. Samuel Morgan Bailey, USN28 Apr 19391 Nov 1939
2Lt.Cdr. Thomas Henry Tonseth, USN1 Nov 193919 May 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Robert Beaman Ellis, USN19 May 194126 May 1942
4Lt. Brown Taylor, USN26 May 194218 Sep 1942
5Lt.Cdr. William Sears Estabrook, Jr., USN18 Sep 19421 Sep 1943
6Earl William Logsdon, USN1 Sep 19438 Sep 1944
7Franklin James Stanton, USNR8 Sep 194412 Sep 1944
8Lt. John Forrest Cross, USNR12 Sep 194431 Aug 1945
9Franklin James Stanton, USNR31 Aug 194517 May 1946

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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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