Allied Warships

USS Tidewater (AD 31)

Destroyer tender of the Shenandoah class

USS Tideater (AD-31). US Navy photo.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer tender
PennantAD 31 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Nov 1944 
Launched30 Jun 1945 
Commissioned8 Feb 1946 
End service20 Feb 1971 

Decommissioned in 1946
Recommissioned on 2 October 1951
Decommissioned on 20 February 1971
Transferred under lease agreement to Indonesia on 20 February 1971 being renamed Dumai (652) and commissioned into the Indonesian Navy on the same day
Purchased by Indonesia on 1 March 1980
Decomissioned by the Indonesian Navy in 1984


Commands listed for USS Tidewater (AD 31)

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1T/Capt. Frank Haywood Ball, USN19 Feb 194615 Jan 1947 (1)

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