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
1Cdr. Jesse Barrett Oldendorf, USNDec 19221927 (1)

2Lt.Cdr. Robert Archibald Hall, USNJun 1932May 1934 (1)
3Jesse Clyborn Sowell, USN
4Dewitt Clinton Ellis Hamberger, USN 15 Oct 1942
5Jack Bercaw Williams, USN15 Oct 19423 Mar 1944
6Lt. Donald George Wright, USN3 Mar 19441 Dec 1944
7Benjamin 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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