Allied Warships

USS Williamson (AVD 2)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAVD 2 
ModSea plane tender 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Mar 1919 
Launched16 Oct 1919 
Commissioned29 Oct 1920 
End service8 Nov 1945 

In June 1938 she was converted into light seaplane-tender and re-designated as AVP-15 on 1 July 1938. on 2 August 1940 she was reclassified AVD-2 (Mixed escort and seaplane-tender duties), and on 1 December 1943 she was reclassified back to DD-244.

She served in various escort duties, and was part of the destroyer-screen off Okinawa in 1945. Decommissioned on 8 November 1945, stricken on 19 December 1945 and sold for scrap on 30 October 1946.

USS Williamson was awarded 4 Battle Stars for her services during World War 2.


Commands listed for USS Williamson (AVD 2)

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1John Perry, USN10 Oct 193831 Oct 1939 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Herbert Edward Regan, USN31 Oct 193920 Jan 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Frederick Norman Kivette, USN20 Jan 194110 Aug 1942 (1)
4Lt.Cdr. Evan Edwards Fickling, USN10 Aug 194214 Nov 1942
5T/Cdr. George Bernard Madden, USN14 Nov 194215 Apr 1943
6T/Lt. James Arthur Pridmore, USN15 Apr 19431 Sep 1944
7Lt. (USNR) Wilmon Huntington Ayer, USN1 Sep 19448 Nov 1945

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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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