Allied Warships

USS Dale (DD 353)

Destroyer of the Farragut class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 353 
Built byBrooklyn Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Laid down10 Feb 1934 
Launched23 Jan 1935 
Commissioned17 Jun 1935 
End service16 Oct 1945 

USS Dale saw action in the Pacific Ocean, right from December 7, 1941. She was involved in fleet activities, escorting ships like the Lexington and the Yorktown, as well as in escort duties.

In early 1943 she was engaged in a fierce cruiser-battle between the Japanese reinforcement-convoy and a US detachment around the Aleutians. She took part in most of the major landings and naval battles in the last years of the war, and was decommissioned on 16 October 1945, stricken 1 November 1945, sold for scrap on 20 December 1946.

USS Dale was awarded 12 Battle Stars for her services.


Commands listed for USS Dale (DD 353)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Phillip Womble, Jr., USN21 Dec 193828 Feb 1941 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Anthony Lawless Roschach, USN28 Feb 1941Jan 1942 (1)
3Lt.Cdr. Harold Earl Parker, USNJan 19428 Apr 1943 (1)
4T/Cdr. Charles Warren Aldrich, USN8 Apr 19435 Sep 1944 (1)
5T/Lt.Cdr. Stanley Michael Zimny, USN5 Sep 194416 Oct 1945

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