Allied Warships

USS Sicard (DM 21)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassClemson 
PennantDM 21 
ModDestroyer minelayer 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down18 Jun 1919 
Launched20 Apr 1920 
Commissioned9 Jun 1920 
End service 
History

Reclassified as destroyer minelayer DM-21 on 30 June 1937
Reclassified as AG-100 on 5 June 1945
Decommissioned on 21 November 1945
Stricken on 19 December 1945
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 22 June 1946

 

Commands listed for USS Sicard (DM 21)

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CommanderFromTo
1Arthur Marion Townsend, USNMay 1939Mar 1941
2Lt.Cdr. William Christian Schultz, USNMar 1941May 1942
3William Julius Richter, USNMay 194224 Aug 1943
4Lt.Cdr. John Vavasour Noel, Jr., USN24 Aug 194312 Mar 1944
5James Warren Botten, USN12 Mar 19441 Apr 1945
6Albert Grant Fenley, USNR1 Apr 194521 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Sicard include:


16 Dec 1944
USS Charr (Cdr. F.D. Boyle, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Connolly (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Collier, USNR) and USS Sicard (Lt. J.W. Botten, USN).

21 Dec 1944
USS Charr (Cdr. F.D. Boyle, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Doherty (Lt. W.J. O'Brien, USNR), USS Cabana (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Bence, USNR), USS Sicard (Lt. J.W. Botten, USN), USS YMS 193, USS YMS 235, USS YMS 374, USS Blower (Cdr. J.H. Campbell, USN), USS Ronquil (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Monroe, USN) and USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote, USN).

24 Jul 1945
USS Blackfin (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Kitch, USN) conducted exercises off Midway together with USS Loeser (Lt.Cdr. J. Proctor, USNR), USS Sicard (Lt. A.G. Fenley, USNR), USS PC-778 (Lt. F.J. Whittlessey, USNR), USS ATR-26 (Lt. R. MacLetchie, USNR), USS ATR-63 (Lt. R.W. Coffey, USN), USS Muskalunge (Cdr. W.H. Lawrence, USN) and USS Tilefish (Cdr. W.F. Schlech, Jr., USN).

25 Jul 1945
USS Blackfin (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Kitch, USN) conducted exercises off Midway together with USS Loeser (Lt.Cdr. J. Proctor, USNR), USS Sicard (Lt. A.G. Fenley, USNR), USS PC-778 (Lt. F.J. Whittlessey, USNR), USS ATR-26 (Lt. R. MacLetchie, USNR), USS ATR-63 (Lt. R.W. Coffey, 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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