Allied Warships

USS Zane (DMS 14)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

USS Zane before World War 2

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDMS 14 
ModHigh speed minesweeper 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 Jan 1919 
Launched12 Aug 1919 
Commissioned15 Feb 1921 
End service15 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned on 1 February 1923
Recommissioned on 25 February 1930
Reclassified as high speed minesweeper DMS-14 on 19 November 1940
Reclassified as miscellaneous auxiliary AG-109 on 5 June 1945
Decommissioned on 15 December 1945
Stricken on 8 January 1946
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 22 October 1946


Commands listed for USS Zane (DMS 14)

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1Lt.Cdr. Frederick John Eckhoff, USN18 Dec 193821 Jul 1940
2Lt. Louis Marcel LeHardy, USN21 Jul 1940May 1942
3Lt. Peyton Louis Wirtz, USNMay 19427 Sep 1943
4T/Lt.Cdr. William Talmadge Powell, Jr., USN7 Sep 194318 Sep 1943
5Lt. Burrough(s) Bertram Anderson, USNR18 Sep 194311 Nov 1943
6T/Lt.Cdr. William Talmadge Powell, Jr., USN11 Nov 1943Oct 1944
7Robert Hampson Thomas, USNROct 194420 Jun 1945
8Lee Charles McFarland, USN20 Jun 1945

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