U.S.S. Wickes (1918)

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U.S.S. Wickes (1918)
Hull Number: DD-75
Builder: Bath Iron Works[1]
Laid down: 26 Jun, 1917[2]
Launched: 25 Jun, 1918[3]
Commissioned: 31 Jul, 1918[4]
Decommissioned: 23 Oct, 1940[5]
Stricken: 8 Jan, 1941
Broken up: 23 October, 1940
Fate: Renamed H.M.S. Montgomery
Broken up 1945
U.S.S. Wickes was the name ship of her class of one hundred and eleven Wickes class destroyers completed for the U.S. Navy.

Service

Wickes was commissioned on 31, July 1918 with Lieutenant Commander John S. Barleon in command.

On 23 October 1940, Wickes was turned over to the Royal Navy, where she would serve as H.M.S. Montgomery. She was struck from the American Navy list on 8 January 1941.[6]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 430.
  2. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 430.
  3. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 430.
  4. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 430.
  5. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 430.
  6. [https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/w/wickes-i.html DANFS entry for the ship.
  7. Register of Officers, 1919. pp. 32-33.
  8. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  9. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  10. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  11. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  12. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  13. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  14. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  15. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  16. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  17. Uboat.net page on the ship.

Bibliography

  • Bauer, K. Jack and Roberts, Stephen S. (1991). Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990: Major Combatants. New York: Greenwood Press.
  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Chesneau, Roger (editor) (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Friedman, Norman (1985). U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on Amazon.com).
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2008). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The Navy of World War II, 1922-1947. New York: Routledge.


Wickes Class Destroyer
Wickes Philip Woolsey Evans Little
Kimberly Sigourney Gregory Stringham Dyer
Colhoun Stevens McKee Robinson Ringgold
McKean Harding Gridley Fairfax Taylor
Bell Stribling Murray Israel Luce
Maury Lansdale Mahan Schley Champlin
Mugford Chew Hazelwood Williams Crane
Hart Ingraham Ludlow Rathburne Talbot
Waters Dent Dorsey Lea Lamberton
Radford Montgomery Breese Gamble Ramsay
Tattnall Badger Twiggs Babbitt De Long
Jacob Jones Buchanan Aaron Ward Hale Crowninshield
Tillman Boggs Kilty Kennison Ward
Claxton Hamilton Tarbell Yarnall Upshur
Greer Elliot Roper Breckinridge Barney
Blakely Biddle Du Pont Bernadou Ellis
Cole J. Fred Talbott Dickerson Leary Schenck
Herbert Palmer Thatcher Walker Crosby
Meredith Bush Cowell Maddox Foote
Kalk Burns Anthony Sproston Rizal
Mackenzie Renshaw O'Bannon Hogan Howard
  Stansbury Hopewell Thomas  
  Haraden Abbot Bagley  
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