USS King (DD 242)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||28 Apr 1919|
|Launched||14 Nov 1920|
|Commissioned||16 Dec 1920|
|End service||23 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned 10 March 1931
Commands listed for USS King (DD 242)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Elmer Edward Berthold, USN||26 Sep 1939||Feb 1941|
|2||Lt. Thomas Rhodes Langley, USN||Feb 1941||mid 1942|
|3||T/Lt.Cdr. Kenneth Mcloud Gentry, USN||mid 1942||11 May 1943|
|4||Robert Henry Hopkins, USNR||11 May 1943||14 Sep 1943|
|5||Truman Boyce Hinkle, USNR||14 Sep 1943||26 Feb 1944|
|6||Charles Ellsworth Pond, USN||26 Feb 1944||23 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving King include:
27 Aug 1944
During 27/28 August 1944, USS Seadragon (Cdr. J.H. Ashley, Jr., USN), conducted trials off San Francisco. These included deep diving trials. She was escorted by USS King (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Pond, USN).
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