Allied Warships

USS Welles (i) (DD 257)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 257 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down13 Nov 1918 
Launched8 May 1919 
Commissioned2 Sep 1919 
End service9 Sep 1940 

Decommissioned on 15 June 1922
Recommissioned on 6 November 1939 and transferred to Royal Navy on 9 September 1940.

Career notesto Britain as HMS Cameron (I 05)

Commands listed for USS Welles (i) (DD 257)

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1Lt.Cdr. Clifton Garvin Grimes, USN6 Nov 19399 Sep 1940

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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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