Allied Warships

USS Kennison (DD 138)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 138 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down14 Feb 1918 
Launched8 Jun 1918 
Commissioned2 Apr 1919 
End service18 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned at San Diego, California on 22 June 1922
Recommissioned on 18 December 1939
Reclassified as target ship AG-83 on 1 October 1944
Decommissioned at Philadelphia on 18 November 1945
Stricken 5 December 1945
Sold 18 November 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Kennison (DD 138)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Giers Michelet, USN18 Dec 193920 Mar 1941
2Lt. Bennett Smith Copping, USN20 Mar 194114 Feb 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Joseph Ronald Hamley, USN14 Feb 194226 Feb 1943
4James Buchanan Weller, USN26 Feb 194331 Aug 1943
5T/Lt.Cdr. Richard Edward Babb, USN31 Aug 194321 Sep 1944
6Lt. Richard Francis Young, USNR21 Sep 194418 Nov 1945

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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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