Allied Warships

USS Balch (DD 363)

Destroyer of the Porter class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassPorter 
PennantDD 363 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down16 May 1934 
Launched24 Mar 1936 
Commissioned20 Aug 1936 
End service19 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 19 October 1945
Stricken 1 November 1945
Sold and broken up for scrap in 1946.

 

Commands listed for USS Balch (DD 363)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Thomas Calloway Latimore, Jr., USN20 Oct 19361 Jul 1938
2Lt.Cdr. Harry Raymond Thurber, USN1 Jul 193825 Apr 1941
3Cdr. Leonard Brynner Austin, USN15 Jul 194025 Apr 1941
4Cdr. Charles Joseph Rend, USN25 Apr 1941Apr 1942 (1)
5Lt.Cdr. Harold Herman Tiemroth, USNApr 19426 Sep 1943 (1)
6Lt.Cdr. Harry Nelson Coffin, USN6 Sep 19432 Oct 1944 (1)
7John Marcus Oseth, USN2 Oct 194419 Oct 1945 (1)

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