Allied Warships

USS Uhlmann (DD 687)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 687 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down6 Mar 1943 
Launched30 Jul 1943 
Commissioned22 Nov 1943 
End service15 Jul 1972 
History

Decommissioned 14 June 1946.
Recommissioned 23 May 1950.
Decommissioned 15 July 1972.
Stricken 15 July 1972.
Sold 21 March 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Uhlmann (DD 687)

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1Selden Gain Hooper, USN22 Nov 194310 Mar 1945
2Selden Clobridge Small, USN10 Mar 19454 Jun 1946

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Notable events involving Uhlmann include:


7 Jun 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off three of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN), USS Watts (Lt.Cdr. C.S. Hart, USN) and USS Melvin (Cdr. B.K. Atkins, USN), with fuel.

13 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off five of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Cushing (Lt.Cdr. W.D. Adams, USN), USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN), USS Wedderburn (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Clark, USN), USS Mertz (Cdr. W.S. Maddox, USN) and USS Smalley (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Cassidy, Jr., USN), with fuel.

4 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Cushing (Lt.Cdr. W.D. Adams, USN), USS Twining (Cdr. F.V. List, USN), USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN) and USS McGowan (Lt.Cdr. T.H.W. Conner, USN), with fuel.

11 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Benham (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Poindexter, USN), USS Cogswell (Cdr. R.N. Perley, Jr., USN), USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN) and USS Stockham (Cdr. D.L. Moody, USN), with fuel. Following the fuelling of these destroyers Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Neches (Cdr. H.G. Hansen, USN).

Media links


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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