Allied Warships

USS Palmer (DMS 5)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDMS 5 
ModHigh speed minesweeper 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down28 May 1918 
Launched18 Aug 1919 
Commissioned22 Nov 1919 
Lost7 Jan 1945 
Loss position16° 20'N, 120° 10'E

Decommissioned on 31 May 1922
Recommissioned on 7 August 7 1940
Reclassified as high speed minesweeper DMS-5 on 19 November 1940
Sunk by Japanese aircraft in Lingayen Gulf in position 16º20'N, 120º10'E.


Commands listed for USS Palmer (DMS 5)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Stuart Blue, USN7 Aug 194021 Feb 1942 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Joshua Winfred Cooper, USN21 Feb 194212 Nov 1942
3T/Lt.Cdr. Lester Cameron Conwell, USN12 Nov 194227 Sep 1943
4Robert Hampson Thomas, USNR27 Sep 194331 Jul 1944
5Lt William Edward McGuirk, Jr., USNR31 Jul 19447 Jan 1945

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Blood on the Sea

Parkin, Robert Sinclair
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U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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