Allied Warships

USS Southard (DMS 10)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDMS 10 
ModHigh speed minesweeper 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down18 Aug 1918 
Launched31 Mar 1919 
Commissioned24 Sep 1919 
End service15 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned on 7 February 1922
Recommissioned on 6 January 1930
Reclassified as high speed minesweeper DMS-10 on 19 November 1940
Ran aground on Tsugen Jima on 9 October 1945
Decommissioned on 15 December 1945
Stricken on 8 January 1946
The wreck was destroyed on 14 January 1946.


Commands listed for USS Southard (DMS 10)

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1Lt.Cdr. Alvin Duke Chandler, USN21 Jan 193918 Jul 1940
2Lt. Joe Brice Cochran, USN18 Jul 194029 Sep 1942
3T/Lt.Cdr. John Gardner Tennent, 3rd, USN29 Sep 194214 May 1943
4T/Lt.Cdr. Frederick Richard Matthews, USN14 May 19431 Jun 1944
5John Edward Brennan, USN1 Jun 19441 Sep 1945
6John Ryan, USN1 Sep 194513 Nov 1945
7Robert Samuel Coney, USN13 Nov 194515 Dec 1945

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