Allied Warships

USS Balch (DD 363)

Destroyer of the Porter class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 363 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down16 May 1934 
Launched24 Mar 1936 
Commissioned20 Aug 1936 
End service19 Oct 1945 

Decommissioned 19 October 1945
Stricken 1 November 1945
Sold and broken up for scrap in 1946.


Commands listed for USS Balch (DD 363)

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1Lt.Cdr. Harry Raymond Thurber, USN1 Jul 193815 Jul 1940
2Cdr. Leonard Brynner Austin, USN15 Jul 194025 Apr 1941
3Cdr. Charles Joseph Rend, USN25 Apr 1941Apr 1942 (1)
4Lt.Cdr. Harold Herman Tiemroth, USNApr 19426 Sep 1943 (1)
5Lt.Cdr. Harry Nelson Coffin, USN6 Sep 19432 Oct 1944 (1)
6T/Cdr. John Marcus Oseth, USN2 Oct 194419 Oct 1945 (1)

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