Allied Warships

USS Dallas (DD 199)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 199 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Nov 1918 
Launched31 May 1919 
Commissioned29 Oct 1920 
End service28 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned 26 June 26 1922
Recommissioned 14 April 14 1925
Decommissioned 25 March 25 1939
Recommissioned 25 September 1939
Renamed Alexander Dallas on 31 March 1945
Decommissioned 28 July 1945
Stricken 13 August 1945
Sold 30 November 1945 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Dallas (DD 199)

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Benjamin Jacob Katz, USN2 May 1942
1Lt. Alexander Rieman Early, USN10 Nov 1920??? (1)

2Ferguson John Norwood, Jr., USN2 May 194214 May 1942
3Robert Brodie, Jr., USN14 May 194211 Dec 1942
4Anthony Carroll Roessler, USN11 Dec 19426 Feb 1944
5John Warren Coolidge, USNR6 Feb 194415 May 1944
6Smith Newton Charles, USNR15 May 194428 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. (2)

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