USS Gainard (DD 706)
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||29 Mar 1944|
|Launched||17 Sep 1944|
|Commissioned||23 Nov 1944|
|End service||26 Feb 1971|
Decommissioned and stricken 26 February 1971.
Commands listed for USS Gainard (DD 706)
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|1||T/Cdr. Francis Joseph Foley, USN||23 Nov 1944||10 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Gainard include:
1 Feb 1945
USS Gainard departed from New York bound for the Pacific.
12 Mar 1945
USS Gainard departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Saipan.
21 Jul 1945
USS Gainard departed from the Okinawa area for the Philippines.
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