USS Welles (ii) (DD 628)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||16 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||27 Sep 1941|
|Launched||7 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||16 Aug 1943|
|End service||4 Feb 1946|
Decommissioned 4 February 1946.
Commands listed for USS Welles (ii) (DD 628)
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|1||T/Cdr. Doyle Murray Coffee, USN||16 Aug 1943||24 Aug 1944|
|2||John Sim Slaughter, USN||24 Aug 1944||2 Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Welles (ii) include:
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.