Allied Warships

USS Gillis (AVD 12)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAVD 12 
ModSea plane tender 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down17 Dec 1918 
Launched29 May 1919 
Commissioned3 Sep 1919 
End service15 Oct 1945 

Decommissioned on 26 May 1922
Recommissioned on 28 June 1940
Reclassified as sea plane tender AVD-12 on 2 August 1940
Decommissioned on 15 October 1945
Stricken on 1 November 1945
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 29 January 1946


Commands listed for USS Gillis (AVD 12)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Postell Heath, USN28 Jun 194028 Mar 1942 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Norman Farquhar Garton, USN28 Mar 194221 Aug 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Herman Lamar Ray, USN21 Aug 19424 May 1943
4T/Cdr. William Wilson Fitts, USN4 May 19432 Jan 1944
5Reuben Jacobsen, USNR2 Jan 194410 Jan 1945
6James C. Sullivan, Jr., USNR10 Jan 194519 Sep 1945
7Lt. Carl S. Goodbody, USNR19 Sep 194515 Oct 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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