USS Davis (DD 395)
Destroyer of the Somers class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||28 Jul 1936|
|Launched||30 Jul 1938|
|Commissioned||9 Nov 1938|
|End service||19 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned 19 October 1945.
Commands listed for USS Davis (DD 395)
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|1||Harley Francis Cope, USN||1 Jul 1939||4 Apr 1941|
|2||Cdr. Charles Clifford Hartman, USN||4 Apr 1941||17 Dec 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Martin Rowland Peterson, USN||17 Dec 1941||21 Feb 1943|
|4||T/Cdr. William Archer Dunn, USN||21 Feb 1943||1 Nov 1944 (1)|
|5||T/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Donald Cunningham, USN||1 Nov 1944||1 Oct 1945|
|6||William Bruce Tichenor, USN||1 Oct 1945||19 Oct 1945 (1)|
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Notable events involving Davis include:
21 May 1945
From 21 to 23 May 1945, HMS Sheffield (Capt. J.W.M. Eaton, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted trials and exercises in the Gulf of Maine. She was escorted by the destroyers USS Somers (T/Lt.Cdr. E.M. Luby, USN) and USS Davis (T/Lt.Cdr. T.D. Cunningham, USN). (2)
- ADM 53/122232
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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