USS Collett (DD 730)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||11 Oct 1943|
|Launched||5 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||16 May 1944|
|End service||18 Dec 1970|
Decommissioned 18 December 1970.
Commands listed for USS Collett (DD 730)
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|1||T/Cdr. James Dahlman Collett, USN||16 May 1944||17 Aug 1945|
|2||T/Cdr. Charles Richard Herms, USN||17 Aug 1945||14 Mar 1946|
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Notable events involving Collett include:
20 Sep 1944
Around 1100Q/20, the troopship Queen Mary (British, 81235 GRT, built 1936) with Prime Minister Churchill on board, departed New York for the U.K. Escort was provided by the destroyers USS Haynsworth (T/Cdr. R. Brodie, Jr., USN), USS Collett (T/Cdr. J.D. Collett, USN) and USS Samuel N. Moore (T/Cdr. H.A. Lincoln, USN).
Around 0930O/20, HMS Berwick (Capt. S.H.T. Arliss, DSO, RN) departed Halifax to make rendezvous with the Queen Mary. Rendezvous was effected around 1245O/21, when the US destroyers were detached.
Around 1800N/23, HMS Devonshire (Capt. D.K. Bain, DSO, RN) took over from HMS Berwick which was then detached to proceed to the Clyde where she arrived around 1500A/26. HMS Devonshire had departed Milford Haven for the rendezvous position around 0900A/21.
Around 0845A/25, HMS Devonshire parted company and proceeded to Milford Haven arriving there around 1130A/25.
The Queen Mary, HMS Nubian and HMS Serapis arrived at Greenock later on the 25th. (1)
16 Oct 1944
USS Collett arrived at Pearl Harbor.
3 Nov 1944
USS Collett arrived at Ulithi to join the fleet.
12 Sep 1945
USS Collett enters Tokyo Bay.
- ADM 53/119001 + ADM 53/119254 + ADM 199/1427
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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