USS Dallas (DD 199)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||25 Nov 1918|
|Launched||31 May 1919|
|Commissioned||29 Oct 1920|
|End service||28 Jul 1945|
Decommissioned 26 June 26 1922
Commands listed for USS Dallas (DD 199)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Harman Brown Bell, Jr., USN||25 Sep 1939||23 Nov 1941|
|2||Benjamin Katz, USN||23 Nov 1941||2 May 1942|
|3||Ferguson John Norwood, Jr., USN||2 May 1942||14 May 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Robert Brodie, Jr., USN||14 May 1942||11 Dec 1942|
|5||T/Cdr. Anthony Carroll Roessler, USN||11 Dec 1942||6 Feb 1944|
|6||John Warren Coolidge, USNR||6 Feb 1944||15 May 1944|
|7||Newton Charles Smith, USNR||15 May 1944||25 May 1945|
|8||Arthur Scott Bell, Jr., USNR||25 May 1945||28 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Dallas include:
9 Nov 1942
Port-Lyautey, Morocco On the night of 9–10 November 1942 a tactical innovation involving the Navy raised American spirits. On the Sebou River the destroyer-transport Dallas pushed aside a barricade and sneaked upstream with a raider detachment to spearhead the assault on thelocal airfield. On the river the Dallas passed a gauntlet of artillery fire and debarked the raiders on the east side of the airfield. (1)
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