Allied Warships

USS Perry (i) (DMS 17)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

USS Perry before World War 2

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDMS 17 
ModHigh speed minesweeper 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 Sep 1920 
Launched29 Oct 1921 
Commissioned7 Aug 1922 
Lost13 Sep 1944 
Loss position6° 53'N, 134° 10'E

Decommissioned on 17 January 1923
Recommissioned on 1 April 1930
Reclassified as high speed minesweeper DMS-17 on 19 November 1940

USS Perry (Lt. William Neish Lindsay, Jr., USNR) struck a mine and sank off the southeast coast of Angaur, Palau in position 06º53'N, 134º10'E. 8 men died in the loss and 17 were wounded. There were 146 survivors. 

Commands listed for USS Perry (i) (DMS 17)

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1Lt.Cdr. Richard English Elliott, USN17 Apr 194021 Oct 1941 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Lermond Horton Miller, USN21 Oct 194113 Apr 1942 (1)
3T/Lt.Cdr. Bernhardt Alois Fuetsch, USN13 Apr 194230 Oct 1943
4Lt.Cdr. Ira Gerald Stubbart, USN30 Oct 19433 Sep 1944 (1)
5Lt William Neish Lindsay, Jr., USNR3 Sep 194413 Sep 1944 (1)

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