Allied Warships

USS Shubrick (ii) (DD 639)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 639 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down17 Feb 1942 
Launched18 Apr 1942 
Commissioned7 Feb 1943 
End service19 Oct 1945 

Heavily damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft 29 May 1945 while off Okinawa.
Decommissioned 19 October 1945.
Stricken 28 November 1945.
Sold 27 September 1948 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Shubrick (ii) (DD 639)

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1T/Cdr. Louis Allen Bryan, USN7 Feb 194322 Nov 1943
2T/Lt.Cdr. John Victor Smith, USN22 Nov 19437 Jan 1944
3T/Lt.Cdr. William Blenman, USN7 Jan 194422 Jan 1945
4John Chapman Jolly, USN22 Jan 194516 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Shubrick (ii) include:

4 Aug 1943
While exiting Palermo harbour during a German night raid, a Ju-88 dropped three 500-pound bombs. One of them exploded beneath Shubrick's keel, severely damaging the ship and killing 16 of her crew. (1)

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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