Allied Warships

USS Stansbury (DMS 8)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDMS 8 
ModHigh speed minesweeper 
Built byUnion Iron Works (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down9 Dec 1918 
Launched16 May 1919 
Commissioned8 Jan 1920 
End service11 Oct 1945 

Decommissioned on 27 May 1922
Recommissioned on 29 August 1940
Reclassified as high speed minesweeper DMS-8 on 19 November 1940
Reclassified as Auxiliary AG-107 on 5 June 1945
. Decommissioned on 11 October 1945
Stricken on 3 January 1946
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 26 October 1946.


Commands listed for USS Stansbury (DMS 8)

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1Lt.Cdr. Robert Norton McFarlane, USN29 Aug 194021 Nov 1941 (1)
2Lt. Joseph Benedict Maher, USN21 Nov 19416 Jan 1943
3T/Lt.Cdr. John Chapman Morgan, USN6 Jan 19437 Oct 1943
4Lt.Cdr. Donald Martin Granstrom, USN7 Oct 19438 May 1945 (1)
5Lt.Cdr. Andrew Morthland, USNR11 May 194511 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Stansbury include:

1 Jul 1942
USS Stansbury picks up 372 survivors of the American passenger ship City of Birmingham that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-202 some 250 miles east of Cape Hatteras in position 35°10'N, 70°53'W.

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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