Allied Warships

USS Brooks (DD 232)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 232 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down11 Jun 1918 
Launched24 Apr 1919 
Commissioned18 Jun 1920 
End service2 Aug 1945 

Decommissioned 20 January 1931
Recommissioned 18 June 1932
Decommissioned 2 September 1938
Recommissioned 25 April 1939
Reclassified as High Speed Transport APD-10 on 1 December 1942
Heavily damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft on 6 January 6 1945, 3 casualties
Decommissioned 2 August 1945
Stricken 17 September 1945
Sold 30 January 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Brooks (DD 232)

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1Lt.Cdr. Elliot Bowman Strauss, USN17 May 193912 Dec 1940
2Lt. Charles Tod Singleton, Jr., USN21 Dec 19407 Oct 1942 (1)
3T/Lt.Cdr. John William Ramey, USN7 Oct 19429 Aug 1943
4Lt. Cmdr. Charles Vernon Allen, USNR9 Aug 19437 Aug 1944
5S C Rasmussen, Jr., USNR7 Aug 194421 Aug 1945

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Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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