Allied Warships

USS Herbert J. Thomas (DD 833)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 833 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1943 
Laid down30 Oct 1944 
Launched25 Mar 1945 
Commissioned29 May 1945 
End service 

Reclassified as DDR-833 on 18 March 1949.
Reverted back to DD-833 on 1 April 1964.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 1 February 1974.
Transferred to Taiwan 6 May 1974 being renamed Han Yang.


Commands listed for USS Herbert J. Thomas (DD 833)

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1T/Capt. Robert Taylor Scott Keith, USN29 May 19453 Jul 1945
2T/Cdr. Walter James East, Jr., USN3 Jul 194525 Jul 1947

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Media links

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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