Allied Warships

USS Williamson (AVD 2)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

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

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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CommanderFromTo
John A Perry, USN10 Oct 1939 (1)
1Frederick Norman Kivette, USN 10 Aug 1942 (1)
2Evan Edwards Fickling, USN10 Aug 194214 Nov 1942
3George Bernard Madden, USN14 Nov 194215 Apr 1943
4James Arthur Pridmore, USN15 Apr 19431 Sep 1944
5William 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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