Allied Warships

USS Stringham (APD 6)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAPD 6 
ModHigh speed transport 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down17 Sep 1917 
Launched30 Mar 1918 
Commissioned2 Jul 1918 
End service9 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned at Philadelphia 2 June 2 1922
Stringham was moved to Norfolk and converted into a high speed transport and reclassified APD-6 on 2 August 1940
Recommissioned as high speed tansport 11 December 1940
Reclassified to DD-83 22 June 1945
Decommissioned at Philadelphia 9 November 1945
Stricken 5 December 1945
Sold and broken up for scrap in 1946.


Commands listed for USS Stringham (APD 6)

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1Lt.Cdr. Donald Cord Varian, USN11 Dec 194010 Mar 1942 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Clarence Evans Boyd, USN10 Mar 194225 Nov 1942
3T/Cdr. Adolphe Wildner, USN25 Nov 194211 Feb 1943
4T/Cdr. Joseph Aloysius McGoldrick, USN4 Mar 194315 May 1943
5Lt.Cdr. Ralph Henning Moureau, USNR15 May 194313 Sep 1944 (1)
6John Boone Schley, USNR13 Sep 194410 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Stringham include:

19 Mar 1942
USS Stringham picks up 32 survivors from the American tanker Papoose that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 about 15 nautical miles south-west of Cape Lookout in position 34°17'N, 76°39'W.

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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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