USS Gwin (ii) (DM 33)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||31 Oct 1943|
|Launched||9 Apr 1944|
|Commissioned||30 Sep 1944|
|End service||3 Apr 1958|
Former DD 772, completed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-33.
Commands listed for USS Gwin (ii) (DM 33)
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|1||T/Cdr. Frederic Samuel Steinke, USN||30 Sep 1944||23 Sep 1945|
|2||T/Cdr. Elmer Cecil Long, USN||23 Sep 1945||3 Sep 1946|
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Notable events involving Gwin (ii) include:
3 Jan 1945
USS Gwin arrived at Pearl Harbor.
10 Jan 1945
USS Gwin departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Saipan.
20 Jan 1945
USS Gwin arrived at Saipan where she joined Battleship Division 7. Gwin then participated in the preliminary bombardment of Iwo Jima before returning to Pearl Harbor.
23 Feb 1945
USS Gwin departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Eniwetok.
17 Mar 1945
USS Gwin departed from Eniwetok to participate in the operations of Okinawa.
4 May 1945
While operating of Okinawa USS Gwin is damaged when she is hit by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft in position 26°13'N, 126°22'E. Repairs were made in the Okinawa area.
29 Aug 1945
USS Gwin enters Tokyo Bay.
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