USS Williamson (AVD 2)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Mod||Sea plane tender|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||27 Mar 1919|
|Launched||16 Oct 1919|
|Commissioned||29 Oct 1920|
|End service||8 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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|John Perry, USN||10 Oct 1939 (1)|
|1||Lt.Cdr. Frederick Norman Kivette, USN||10 Aug 1942 (1)|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Evan Edwards Fickling, USN||10 Aug 1942||14 Nov 1942|
|3||T/Cdr. George Bernard Madden, USN||14 Nov 1942||15 Apr 1943|
|4||James Arthur Pridmore, USN||15 Apr 1943||1 Sep 1944|
|5||William Huntington Ayer, USN||1 Sep 1944||8 Nov 1945|
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