Allied Warships

USS Gainard (DD 706)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 706 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down29 Mar 1944 
Launched17 Sep 1944 
Commissioned23 Nov 1944 
End service26 Feb 1971 

Decommissioned and stricken 26 February 1971.
Sold 26 March 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Gainard (DD 706)

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1T/Cdr. Francis Joseph Foley, USN23 Nov 194410 May 1946

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Notable events involving Gainard include:

1 Feb 1945
USS Gainard departed from New York bound for the Pacific.

12 Mar 1945
USS Gainard departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Saipan.

21 Jul 1945
USS Gainard departed from the Okinawa area for the Philippines.

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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