Allied Warships

USS Greene (AVD 13)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

USS Greene in the early 1920's

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAVD 13 
ModSea plane tender 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (Squantum, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down3 Jun 1918 
Launched2 Nov 1918 
Commissioned9 May 1919 
End service24 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned on 17 June 1922
Recommissioned on 28 June 1940
Reclassified as sea plane tender AVD-13 on 2 August 1940
Classified back to destroyer DD-266 on 1 December 1943
Reclassified as high speed transport APD-36 on 1 February 1944
Grounded during a typhoon on the northwest coast of Kutaka, Okinawa on 9 October 1945
Decommissioned on 24 November 1945
Wreck destroyed on 11 February 1946

Former nameUSS Anthony

Commands listed for USS Greene (AVD 13)

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1Lt.Cdr. Josephus Asa Briggs, USN28 Jun 194028 May 1942
2Lt.Cdr. Warren Sherman Parr, USN28 May 194227 Aug 1942 (1)
3T/Lt.Cdr. Louis Joseph Bellis, USN27 Aug 194213 May 1943
4T/Lt.Cdr. Joseph Seaman Lewis, USN13 May 19434 Jan 1944 (1)
5George Oscar Scarfe, Jr., USNR4 Jan 19448 May 1945
6Joseph William Roosevelt, USNR8 May 194523 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Greene include:

11 May 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with USS Greene (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Lewis, USN), HMS Chanticleer (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bristowe, DSO, RN), USS Lea (Lt.Cdr. D.I. Thomas, USN) and USS Osmond Ingram (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Sampson, USN).

Upon completion of the exercises Upstart departed Lough Foyle for Holy Loch escorted by HMS Chanticleer. (2)

12 May 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Belknap and USS Badger, USS Lea, USS Osmond Ingram and USS Greene. (3)

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


  2. ADM 173/18373
  3. ADM 173/17782

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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