Allied Warships

USS Allen (DD 66)

Destroyer of the Sampson class


USS Allen (DD-66). US Navy photo # NH 57793.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassSampson 
PennantDD 66 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down10 May 1915 
Launched5 Dec 1916 
Commissioned24 Jan 1917 
End service15 Oct 1945 
History

Allen was decommissioned at New York June 22 1922 and berthed with the reserve fleet until reactivated June 23 1925
After recomissioning USS Allen conducted training cruises out of Washington DC
She was decommissioned again at Philadelphia in March 1928 and berthed with the reserve fleet until recommissioned again on August 23 1940
USS Allen operated along the east coast until transferred to the Pacific on 9 December 1940
USS Allen spent WWII patrolling the Hawaiian Islands. USS Allen was decommissioned for the last time at Philadelphia on October 15 1945
Stricken November 1 1945
Sold 26 September 1946.

 

Commands listed for USS Allen (DD 66)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Frederick Paul Williams, USN23 Aug 194021 Nov 1941
2Daniel Byrd Miller, USN21 Nov 194128 Sep 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Parke Howle Brady, USN28 Sep 194228 May 1943
4Homer Howard Nielsen, USN28 May 194331 Mar 1944
5William James Riley, Jr., USNR31 Mar 194419 Aug 1944
6James A Rowe, USN19 Aug 19449 Jul 1945
7Joseph C Tyler, Jr., USN9 Jul 194515 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Allen include:


3 Sep 1943
USS Cabrilla (Cdr. D.T. Hammond, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Allen (Lt.Cdr. H.H. Nielsen, USN), and USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta, USN).

24 Mar 1944
During 24/25 March 1944, USS Seadragon (Cdr. R.L. Rutter, USN), conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Mitchell (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Erdahl, USNR), USS Florikan (Cdr. G.A. Sharp, USN), USS Allen (Lt.Cdr. H.H. Nielsen, USN), USS Salmon (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN) and USS Bang (Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, USN). These exercises included night exercises.

11 Aug 1944
USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Allen (Lt. W.J. Riley, Jr., USNR), USS Carlson (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Stapleton, USNR), USS Greiner (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Kiser, USN) and USS Hawkbill (Cdr. F.W. Scanland, Jr., USN).

21 Aug 1944
USS Bergall (Cdr. J.M. Hyde, USN) was undocked.

She then conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Carlson (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Stapleton, USNR), USS Greiner (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Kiser, USN), USS Allen (Lt. W.J. Riley, Jr., USNR) and USS Razorback (Cdr. R.S. Benson, USN).

22 Aug 1944
USS Bergall (Cdr. J.M. Hyde, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Carlson (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Stapleton, USNR), USS Greiner (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Kiser, USN), USS Allen (Lt. W.J. Riley, Jr., USNR).

23 Aug 1944
USS Bergall (Cdr. J.M. Hyde, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Canfield (Lt.Cdr. P.E. Cherry, USNR), USS Allen (Lt. W.J. Riley, Jr., USNR) and USS Bang (Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, USN).

17 Sep 1944
USS Blackfin (Cdr. G.H. Laird, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Le Hardy (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Holtz, USNR), USS Allen (Lt. J.A. Rowe, USNR) and USS Blackfish (Cdr. R.F. Sellars, USN).

11 Apr 1945
USS Bumper (Cdr. J.W. Williams, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Allen (Lt. J.A. Rowe, USN) and USS Staff (Lt. W.A. Upton, USNR).

4 Jun 1945
USS Carp (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunnicutt, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Loeser (Lt.Cdr. J. Proctor, USNR) and USS Allen (Lt. J.A. Rowe, USN).

Media links


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