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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1Lt.Cdr. James Rogers Dudley, USN25 Jun 194023 Apr 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Ward Carr Gilbert, USN23 Apr 194117 Jul 1942
3T/Lt.Cdr. Douglas Best Brokenshire, USN17 Jul 19424 Sep 1943
4Gust Constantine Nichandros, USNR4 Sep 194312 Mar 1945
5Lt James Blaine Sweeny, Jr., USNR12 Mar 194521 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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