Allied Warships

USS Haggard (DD 555)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 555 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down27 Mar 1942 
Launched9 Feb 1943 
Commissioned31 Aug 1943 
End service1 Nov 1945 

Heavily damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft on 29 April 1945 while off Okinawa.
Decommissioned 1 November 1945.
Stricken 16 November 1945.
Sold in 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Haggard (DD 555)

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1T/Cdr. David Alonzo Harris, USN31 Aug 194330 Jan 1945
2Verner Jensen Soballe, USN30 Jan 194526 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Haggard include:

21 Apr 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) departed Ulithi for the Okinawa area. Passage was made together with the aircraft carrier Shangri La (Capt. J.D. Barner, USN). They were escorted by the destroyers Haggard (Lt.Cdr. V.J. Soballe, USN) and USS Stembel (Cdr. M.S. Schmidling, USN).

For the daily positions of USS Iowa during these operations 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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