USS Schenck (DD 159)
Destroyer of the Wickes class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||26 Mar 1918|
|Launched||23 Apr 1919|
|Commissioned||30 Oct 1919|
|End service||17 May 1946|
Decommissioned 9 June 1922
Commands listed for USS Schenck (DD 159)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Samuel Morgan Bailey, USN||28 Apr 1939||1 Nov 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Thomas Henry Tonseth, USN||1 Nov 1939||19 May 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Robert Beaman Ellis, USN||19 May 1941||26 May 1942|
|4||Lt. Brown Taylor, USN||26 May 1942||18 Sep 1942|
|5||Lt.Cdr. William Sears Estabrook, Jr., USN||18 Sep 1942||1 Sep 1943|
|6||Earl William Logsdon, USN||1 Sep 1943||8 Sep 1944|
|7||Franklin James Stanton, USNR||8 Sep 1944||12 Sep 1944|
|8||Lt. John Forrest Cross, USNR||12 Sep 1944||31 Aug 1945|
|9||Franklin James Stanton, USNR||31 Aug 1945||17 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Schenck include:
24 Dec 1943
German U-boat U-645 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 45°20'N, 21°40'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS Schenck.
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