Allied Warships

USS Montgomery (DM 17)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDM 17 
ModDestroyer minelayer 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down2 Oct 1917 
Launched23 Mar 1918 
Commissioned26 Jul 1918 
End service23 Mar 1945 

Decommissioned on 6 June 1922.
Reclassified as Light Minelayer DM-17 on 5 January 1931.
Recommissioned on 20 August 1931.
Decommissioned on 7 December 1937.
Recommissioned on 25 September 1939.
Montgomery was damaged beyond repair by a mine in Ngulu Lagoon in the Caroline Islands on 17 October 1944.
Decommissioned on 23 April 1945.
Stricken on 28 April 1945.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 11 March 1946.


Commands listed for USS Montgomery (DM 17)

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1Lt.Cdr. Donald Fitzroy McLean, USN25 Sep 19392 Apr 1941 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Richard Allen Guthrie, USN2 Apr 194110 Apr 1942 (1)
3T/Lt.Cdr. John Andrews, Jr., USN10 Apr 19421 Apr 1943
4Lt. Dwight Lyman Moody, USN1 Apr 19431 Nov 1943
5Edward Herman Inman, USNR1 Nov 194323 May 1944
6Lt.Cdr. Dan Thomas Drain, USN23 May 194423 Apr 1945 (1)

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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

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