Allied Warships

USS Montgomery (DM 17)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

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

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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CommanderFromTo
Richard Allen Guthrie, USN (1)
Donald Fitzrov McLean, USN (1)
Dwight Lyman Moody, USN
William Edward Miller, USN
1Robert Raymond Ferguson, USN 7 Dec 1937 (2)

2Lt.Cdr. Dan Thomas Drain, USN23 May 194423 Apr 1945 (1)

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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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