Allied Warships

USS Compton (DD 705)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 705 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down28 Mar 1944 
Launched17 Sep 1944 
Commissioned4 Nov 1944 
End service27 Sep 1972 

Decommissioned and stricken 27 September 1972.
Transferred to Brazil 27 September 1972 being renamed Matto Grosso.
Matto Grosso was stricken in July 1990 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Compton (DD 705)

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1Lt.Cdr. Robert Orris Strange, Sr., USN4 Nov 194421 May 1945
2T/Capt. Robert Holden Wilkinson, USN21 May 19457 Aug 1945
3T/Cdr. Eli Thomas Reich, USN7 Aug 1945Nov 1945
4T/Cdr. Thomas Howard Morton, USNNov 1945

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Notable events involving Compton include:

17 Feb 1945
USS Compton departed from Norfolk bound for Pearl Harbor.

16 Mar 1945
USS Compton arrived at Pearl Harbor.

5 Apr 1945
USS Compton departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.

20 Apr 1945
USS Compton departed from Ulithi to take part in the Okinawa campaign.

17 May 1945
USS Compton arrived at Leyte, Philippines.

16 Jun 1945
USS Compton departed from Leyte, Philippines to rejoin the fleet.

10 Jul 1945
USS Compton arrived back at Leyte, Philippines.

28 Aug 1945
USS Compton enters Sagami Wan.

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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