Allied Warships

USS Pruitt (DM 22)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassClemson 
PennantDM 22 
ModDestroyer minelayer 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down25 Jun 1919 
Launched2 Aug 1920 
Commissioned2 Sep 1920 
End service 
History

Reclassified as destroyer minelayer DM-22 on 30 June 1937
Reclassified as AG-101 5 June 1945
Decommissioned on 16 November 1945
Stricken on 1 December 1945
Scrapped in 1946.

 

Commands listed for USS Pruitt (DM 22)

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CommanderFromTo
1John Leslie Melgaard, USN30 Apr 193931 May 1940
2Lt.Cdr. William Gordon Beecher, Jr., USN31 May 19402 Dec 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Edwin Warren Herron, USN2 Dec 1941Oct 1942 (1)
4Lt. Richard Claggett Williams, Jr., USNOct 194219 May 1944
5Paul Henrik Bjarnason, USN19 May 19446 Mar 1945
6Donovan Bowman Harby, USNR6 Mar 194515 Sep 1945
7Richard Franz Schwerzmann, USNR15 Sep 194516 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Pruitt include:


5 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Cdr. P.H. Bjarnason, USN), USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR) and USS Lamprey (Cdr. W.T. Nelson, USN).

12 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Cdr. P.H. Bjarnason, USN), USS PC-599 and USS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Miller, USN).

14 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Cdr. P.H. Bjarnason, USN), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR).

5 Mar 1945
USS Bullhead (Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS YMS-300 (Lt. R.A. Woods, USNR) and USS Seahorse (Cdr. H.H. Greer, Jr., USN).

15 Mar 1945
USS Cabrilla (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Lauerman, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR).

16 Mar 1945
During 16/17 March 1945, USS Cabrilla (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Lauerman, USN), conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN), USS PC-599 and USS Bonefish (Cdr. L.L. Edge, USN).

27 Mar 1945
USS Billfish (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Farley, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR), USS PC-599 and USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong, USN).

15 Apr 1945
USS Bumper (Cdr. J.W. Williams, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Seagull (Lt. W.S. Hall, USN), USS PGM-21 (Lt. L. Gardiner, USNR), USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Fuhrman, USN) and USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella, USN).

16 Apr 1945
USS Bumper (Cdr. J.W. Williams, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR).

17 Apr 1945
USS Bumper (Cdr. J.W. Williams, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR) and USS PGM-21 (Lt. L. Gardiner, USNR).

22 Apr 1945
USS Capitaine (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Friedrick, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS PGM-21 (Lt. L. Gardiner, USNR), USS Muskalunge (Lt.Cdr. L.A. Lajaunie, Jr., USN) and USS Segundo (Cdr. James D. Fulp, Jr., USN).

23 Apr 1945
USS Capitaine (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Friedrick, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS PGM-21 (Lt. L. Gardiner, USNR), USS Muskalunge (Lt.Cdr. L.A. Lajaunie, Jr., USN) and USS Segundo (Cdr. James D. Fulp, Jr., USN).

1 Jun 1945
USS Carp (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunnicutt, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Loeser (Lt.Cdr. J. Proctor, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Runner (Cdr. R.H. Bass, USN).

4 Jun 1945
USS Carp (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunnicutt, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Loeser (Lt.Cdr. J. Proctor, USNR) and USS Allen (Lt. J.A. Rowe, USN).

4 Jul 1945
USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was escorted in by USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR).

8 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Zimmerman, USNR), USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN), USS Plaice (Cdr. R.S. Andrews, USN), USS Torsk (Cdr. B.E. Lewellen, USN) and USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hingson, USN).

31 Jul 1945
USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Refo III, USN).

3 Aug 1945
During 3/4 August 1945, USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN), conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Darby (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Martin, USNR) and USS Flasher (Cdr. G.W. Grider, 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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