Allied Warships

USS Decatur (DD 341)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassClemson 
PennantDD 341 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down15 Sep 1920 
Launched29 Oct 1921 
Commissioned9 Aug 1922 
End service28 Jul 1945 
History

Decommissioned 28 July 1945
Stricken 13 August 1945
Sold 30 November 1945 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Decatur (DD 341)

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CommanderFromTo
1Jesse Clyborn Sowell, USN5 Jun 193928 Nov 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Dewitt Clinton Ellis Hamberger, USN28 Nov 194115 Oct 1942
3Lt. Jack Bercaw Williams, USN15 Oct 19423 Mar 1944
4Lt. Donald George Wright, USN3 Mar 19441 Dec 1944
5Benjamin Burns Kirkland, USNR1 Dec 194428 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Decatur include:


15 Dec 1944
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Richey (Cdr. J.H Forney, USCG), USS Decatur (Lt. B.B. Kirkland, USNR) and USS Tigrone (Cdr. H. Cassedy, USN).

16 Dec 1944
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Burke (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Dommerich, USNR), USS Richey (Cdr. J.H Forney, USCG), USS Decatur (Lt. B.B. Kirkland, USNR) and USS Tigrone (Cdr. H. Cassedy, USN).

17 Dec 1944
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Burke (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Dommerich, USNR), USS Richey (Cdr. J.H Forney, USCG), USS Decatur (Lt. B.B. Kirkland, USNR) and USS Tigrone (Cdr. H. Cassedy, USN).

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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