Allied Warships

USS Harry F. Bauer (DM 26)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDM 26 
ModDestroyer Minelayer 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down6 Mar 1944 
Launched9 Jul 1944 
Commissioned22 Sep 1944 
End service12 Mar 1956 

Former DD 738, completed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-26.
Decommissioned 12 March 1956.
Stricken 15 August 1971.
Sold 12 June 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Harry F. Bauer (DM 26)

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1T/Cdr. Russell Champion Williams, USN22 Sep 194421 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Harry F. Bauer include:

28 Nov 1944
USS Harry F. Bauer departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.

12 Dec 1944
USS Harry F. Bauer arrived at San Diego.

27 Jan 1945
USS Harry F. Bauer departed from Pearl Harbor bound for the Iwo Jima area.

8 Mar 1945
USS Harry F. Bauer arrived at Ulithi.

25 Mar 1945
USS Harry F. Bauer arrived in the Okinawa area.

6 Jun 1945
USS Harry F. Bauer is damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft of Okinawa in position 26°14'N, 128°01'E. USS Harry F. Bauer proceeded to Kerama Retto. Full repairs were made at Leyte, Philippines.

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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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