Allied Warships

USS Gwin (ii) (DM 33)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDM 33 
ModDestroyer Minelayer 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down31 Oct 1943 
Launched9 Apr 1944 
Commissioned30 Sep 1944 
End service3 Apr 1958 

Former DD 772, completed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-33.
Decommissioned 3 April 1958.
Reclassified as MMD-33 on 1 January 1969.
Stricken 22 October 1971. Transferred to Turkey 15 August 1971 being renamed Muavenet.
Muavenet was heavily damaged by a Sea Sparrow Missile fired by accident by USS Saratoga CV-60 during a NATO exercise on 2 October 1992.
Muavenet was stricken and broken up for scrap after this accident.


Commands listed for USS Gwin (ii) (DM 33)

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1T/Cdr. Frederic Samuel Steinke, USN30 Sep 194423 Sep 1945
2T/Cdr. Elmer Cecil Long, USN23 Sep 19453 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.

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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