Allied Warships

USS Kalk (ii) (DD 611)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 611 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down30 Jun 1941 
Launched18 Jul 1942 
Commissioned17 Oct 1942 
End service3 May 1946 

Decommissioned 3 May 1946.
Stricken 1 June 1968.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Florida 20 March 1969.


Commands listed for USS Kalk (ii) (DD 611)

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1T/Cdr. Charles Tod Singleton, Jr., USN17 Oct 194226 Aug 1943
2T/Lt.Cdr. Harold Douglas Fuller, USN26 Aug 194311 Nov 1944
3Charles Anthony Marinke, USN11 Nov 19443 May 1946

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Notable events involving Kalk (ii) include:

31 May 1943
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) departed Gravesend Bay for Casco Bay, Maine. She was escorted by USS Hobby (Cdr. E. Blake, USN), USS Kalk (Cdr. C.T. Singleton, Jr., USN) and USS Gillespie (Cdr. C.C. Clement, USN).

2 Jan 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) departed Hampton Roads, Virginia for the Panama Canal Zone. Iowa is proceed to the Pacific.

Passage was made together with sister ship USS New Jersey (Capt. C.F. Holden, USN). The battleships were escorted by ComDesDiv 38; USS Welles (Cdr. D.M. Coffee, USN), USS Gillespie (Cdr. J.S. Fahy, USN), USS Hobby (Cdr. G.W. Pressy, USN) and USS Kalk (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Fuller, USN).

For the daily positions of USS Iowa during this passage see the map below.

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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