Allied Warships

USS Wake (PR-3)

River gunboat of the Wake class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeRiver gunboat
Built byKiangnan Dock and Engineering Works (Shanghai, China) 
Laid down 
Launched28 May 1927 
Commissioned28 Dec 1927 
Lost8 Dec 1941 

USS Guam was renamed USS Wake in Janaury 1941
USS Wake (Lt Cmdr Columbus Darwin Smith, USNR) was captured by the Japanese at Shanghai on 8 December 1941
Stricken on 25 March 1942
See also this website (offsite link).

Renamed Tatara by the Japanese
Recovered by US forces in August 1945
Transferred to Nationalist China in 1946 being renamed Tai Yuan Captured by the Communist China in 1949

Former nameGuam

Commands listed for USS Wake (PR-3)

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1Columbus Darwin Smith, USNRNov 19418 Dec 1941

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