Allied Warships

USS Sands (DD 243)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 243 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down22 Mar 1919 
Launched28 Oct 1919 
Commissioned10 Nov 1920 
End service19 Oct 1945 

Decommissioned 13 February 1931
Recommissioned 21 July 1932
Decommissioned 15 September 1938
Recommissioned September 26 1939
Reclassified as High Speed Transport APD-13 on 17 December 1942
Decommissioned 19 October 1945
Stricken 1 November 1945
Sold 23 May 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Sands (DD 243)

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1John Fancis Newman, Jr., USN26 Sep 193921 Apr 1942
2Lt.Cdr. John Treadwell Bowers, Jr., USN21 Apr 194214 Dec 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Earl Neville Clark, USNR14 Dec 1942Jan 1943
4T/Lt.Cdr. John Joseph Branson, USNJan 194331 Jul 1943
5Lt.Cdr. Lloyd Christian Brogger, Jr., USNR31 Jul 194329 Apr 1944
6Jerome M. Samuels, USNR29 Apr 194419 Oct 1945

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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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