Allied Warships

USS Gilmer (DD 233)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 233 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Jun 1918 
Launched24 May 1919 
Commissioned30 Apr 1920 
End service5 Feb 1946 

Decommissioned 31 August 1938
Recommissioned 25 September 1939
Reclassified as High Speed Transport APD-11 on 22 January 1943
Decommissioned 5 February 1946
Stricken 25 February 1946
Sold 3 December 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Gilmer (DD 233)

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1Lt.Cdr. Ephraim Rankin McLean, Jr., USN25 Sep 193931 Jul 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Burton Lee Doggett, USN31 Jul 194013 Aug 1941 (1)
3Lt.Cdr. Herman Olliff Parish, USN13 Aug 19419 Dec 1942 (1)
4John Stuart Horner, USNR9 Dec 194229 Dec 1944
5Lt. Walter Clarence Quant, USNR29 Dec 19445 Feb 1946

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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