Allied Warships

USS Conner (i) (DD 72)

Destroyer of the Caldwell class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 72 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down16 Oct 1916 
Launched21 Aug 1917 
Commissioned12 Jan 1918 
End service23 Oct 1940 

USS Conner was placed into reserve at Philadelphia 4 October 1919
Transferred to Norfolk she was berthed there in reserve until May 1921
Recommissioned for fleet exercises with reduced complement and lay as reserve at Charleston from 13 October 1921 until 29 March 1922 when she was transferred to Philadelphia, where again placed in the reserve fleet and decommissioned on 21 June 1922.
Recommissioned 23 August 1940.
Decommissioned and handed over to Great Britain 23 October 1940 being renamed HMS Leeds
Stricken 8 January 1941.

Career notesTo Great Britain as HMS Leeds

Commands listed for USS Conner (i) (DD 72)

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1Lt.Cdr. Alfred Graham Howe, USN12 Jan 1918 (1)

2Thomas Burrowes, USN23 Aug 194023 Oct 1940

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