Allied Warships

USS Ballard (AVD 10)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAVD 10 
ModSea plane tender 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (Squantum, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down3 Jun 1918 
Launched7 Dec 1918 
Commissioned5 Jun 1919 
End service5 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned on 17 July 1922
Recommissioned on 25 June 1940
Reclassified as sea plane tender AVD-10 on 2 August 1940
Decommissioned on 5 December 1945
Stricken on 3 January 1946
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 23 May 1946


Commands listed for USS Ballard (AVD 10)

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1Ward Carr Gilbert, USN Jul 1942
2Douglas B. Brokenshire, USNJul 19424 Sep 1943
3Gust Constantine Nichandros, USNR4 Sep 194312 Mar 1945
4Lt James Blaine Sweeny, Jr., USNR12 Mar 194521 Nov 1945
5Harry Edwin Arnold, Jr., USNR21 Nov 19455 Dec 1945

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