Allied Warships

USS Shannon (DM 25)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDM 25 
ModDestroyer Minelayer 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down12 Feb 1944 
Launched24 Jun 1944 
Commissioned8 Sep 1944 
End service30 Jun 1955 

Former DD 737, competed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-25.
Decommissioned 30 June 1955.
Stricken 1 November 1970.
Sold 18 May 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Shannon (DM 25)

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1T/Cdr. Edward Lee Foster, USN8 Sep 1944Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Shannon include:

21 Nov 1944
USS Shannon departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.

27 Nov 1944
USS Shannon arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.

27 Jan 1945
USS Shannon departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Eniwetok, then on to Saipan to participate in the Iwo Jima landings.

19 Feb 1945
USS Shannon arrived in the Iwo Jima area.

24 Feb 1945
USS Shannon departed from the Iwo Jima area bound for Saipan.

3 Mar 1945
USS Shannon returns to the Iwo Jima area.

8 Mar 1945
USS Shannon departed from the Iwo Jima area bound for Ulithi.

19 Mar 1945
USS Shannon departed from Ulithi to participate in the Okinawa campaign.

25 Mar 1945
USS Shannon arrived in the Okinawa area.

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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