Allied Warships

USS Helm (DD 388)

Destroyer of the Bagley class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 388 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Sep 1935 
Launched27 May 1937 
Commissioned16 Oct 1937 
End service26 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 26 June 1946.
Stricken 25 February 1947.
Sold 2 October 1947 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Helm (DD 388)

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1Lt.Cdr. Percival Eaton McDowell, USN5 Jun 193925 Jun 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Elmer Allan Tarbutton, USN25 Jun 194023 Sep 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Chester Edward Carroll, USN23 Sep 19414 Feb 1943 (1)
4T/Cdr. William Baumert Braun, USN4 Feb 194324 Nov 1943 (1)
5T/Lt.Cdr. Selby Krauss Santmyers, USN24 Nov 194327 Dec 1944
6Albert Francis Hollingsworth, USN27 Dec 19441 Sep 1945 (1)
7Ernest Robert Peterson, USN1 Sep 194526 Jun 1946 (1)

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