USS Kalk (ii) (DD 611)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||16 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||30 Jun 1941|
|Launched||18 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||17 Oct 1942|
|End service||3 May 1946|
Decommissioned 3 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Kalk (ii) (DD 611)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Charles Tod Singleton, Jr., USN||17 Oct 1942||26 Aug 1943|
|2||Harold Douglas Fuller, USN||26 Aug 1943||11 Nov 1944|
|3||Charles Anthony Marinke, USN||11 Nov 1944||3 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.