Allied Warships

USS Walker (i) (DD 163)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassWickes 
PennantDD 163 
Built byFore River, Quincy 
Ordered 
Laid down19 Jun 1918 
Launched14 Sep 1918 
Commissioned14 Jan 1919 
End service 
History

Decommissioned at San Diego June 7 1922. Stricken March 23 1938, retained as water barge YW-57 and converted in 1941 into a damage control training hulk.

Walker was scuttled while under tow to Pearl Harbor after Japanese attack.

 

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