USS Compton (DD 705)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||28 Mar 1944|
|Launched||17 Sep 1944|
|Commissioned||4 Nov 1944|
|End service||27 Sep 1972|
Decommissioned and stricken 27 September 1972.
Commands listed for USS Compton (DD 705)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Robert Orris Strange, Sr., USN||4 Nov 1944||21 May 1945|
|2||T/Capt. Robert Holden Wilkinson, USN||21 May 1945||7 Aug 1945|
|3||T/Cdr. Eli Thomas Reich, USN||7 Aug 1945||Nov 1945|
|4||T/Cdr. Thomas Howard Morton, USN||Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Compton include:
17 Feb 1945
USS Compton departed from Norfolk bound for Pearl Harbor.
16 Mar 1945
USS Compton arrived at Pearl Harbor.
5 Apr 1945
USS Compton departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.
20 Apr 1945
USS Compton departed from Ulithi to take part in the Okinawa campaign.
17 May 1945
USS Compton arrived at Leyte, Philippines.
16 Jun 1945
USS Compton departed from Leyte, Philippines to rejoin the fleet.
10 Jul 1945
USS Compton arrived back at Leyte, Philippines.
28 Aug 1945
USS Compton enters Sagami Wan.
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