Allied Warships

USS Tolman (DM 28)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDM 28 
ModDestroyer Minelayer 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down10 Apr 1944 
Launched13 Aug 1944 
Commissioned27 Oct 1944 
End service29 Jan 1947 

Former DD 740, completed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-28.
Decommissioned 29 January 1947.
Stricken 1 December 1970.
Sold 16 December 1971 and broken up for scrap in 1973.


Commands listed for USS Tolman (DM 28)

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1T/Cdr. Clifford Arthur Johnson, USN27 Oct 194418 Jul 1946

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Notable events involving Tolman include:

13 Jan 1945
USS Tolman departed from Boston bound for the Pacific.

27 Jan 1945
USS Tolman arrived at San Diego.

23 Feb 1945
USS Tolman departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.

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

19 Apr 1945
USS Tolman is grounded off Nagunna Reef.

25 Apr 1945
USS Tolman is towed of the reef. She was towed to Kerama Retto for repairs.

15 May 1945
USS Tolman enters dry-dock at Kerama Retto.

28 Jun 1945
USS Tolman departed from Kerama Retto bound for the United States.

21 Jul 1945
USS Tolman arrived at San Pedro for permanent repairs.

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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