Allied Warships

USS Winslow (DD 359)

Destroyer of the Porter class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 359 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down18 Dec 1933 
Launched21 Sep 1936 
Commissioned17 Feb 1937 
End service28 Jun 1950 

Reclassified AG-127 on 17 September 1945
Decommissioned 28 June 1950
Stricken 5 December 1957
Sold 23 February 1959 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Winslow (DD 359)

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1Randall Euesta Dees, USN9 Jun 1939 (1)

2Cdr. Harold Romeyn Holcomb, USN20 Jun 19417 Jan 1942
3William Jefferson Marshall, USN7 Jan 194230 Jun 1942
4Warren Porter Mowatt, USN30 Jun 194212 Feb 1943
5Lt. William Tindall Samuels, USN12 Feb 194313 Mar 1943
6Lt.Cdr. Alexander Martin Kowalzyk, Jr., USN13 Mar 194310 Nov 1943
7Lt.Cdr. William Tindall Samuels, USN10 Nov 194312 Jul 1945
8Lt.Cdr. John Paul Howatt, USN12 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Winslow include:

13 Dec 1941
HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. A.W.S. Agar, VC, DSO, RN) departed Simonstown to escort convoy WS 12X to Bombay. This convoy was made up of the US troopships (carrying British troops !!!); Wakefield (24289 GRT, built 1931), Mount Vernon (24289 GRT, built 1932), West Point (26454 GRT, built 1940), Leonard Wood (13712 GRT, built 1922), Joseph T. Dickman (13869 GRT, built 1922) and Orizaba (6937 GRT, built 1918).

HMS Dorsetshire made rendez-vous at sea with the convoy that had departed Capetown earlier that day and was at that time escorted by the US destroyers USS Wainwright, USS Moffett, USS McDougal, USS Winslow, USS Mayrant and USS Rowan. These destroyers parted company with the convoy at 1600C/14 (C = time zone -3). (2)

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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


  2. ADM 53/114140

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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