Allied Warships

USS Henry A. Wiley (DM 29)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDM 29 
ModDestroyer Minelayer 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down28 Nov 1943 
Launched21 Apr 1944 
Commissioned31 Aug 1944 
End service29 Jan 1947 

Former DD 749, completed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-29.
Decommissioned 29 January 1947.
Stricken 15 October 1970.
Sold 30 May 1972 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Henry A. Wiley (DM 29)

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1T/Cdr. Robert Emett Gadrow, USN31 Aug 194417 Mar 1945
2T/Cdr. Paul Henrik Bjarnason, USN17 Mar 194515 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Henry A. Wiley include:

9 Dec 1944
USS Henry A. Wiley arrived at Pearl Harbor.

16 Feb 1945
USS Henry A. Wiley arrived in the Iwo Jima area to participate in the landings on that island.

23 Mar 1945
USS Henry A. Wiley arrived in the Okinawa area to participate in the Okinawa campaign.

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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