Allied Warships

USS Overton (DD 239)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 239 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down30 Oct 1918 
Launched10 Jul 1920 
Commissioned30 Jul 1920 
End service28 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned 3 February 1931
in 1932 she was placed in rotating reserve commission, and served in that capacity until again decommissioned, in reserve on 20 November 1937
Recommissioned 26 September 1939
Reclassified as APD-23 on 23 August 1943
Decommissioned 28 July 1945
Stricken 13 August 1945
Sold 30 November 1945 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Overton (DD 239)

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1Lt.Cdr. Daniel Newman Cone, Jr., USN26 Sep 193922 Jun 1940
2Lt. Thomas Carson Phifer, USN22 Jun 194030 Aug 1940
3Lt.Cdr. Hubert Winthrop Chanler, USN30 Aug 19403 Jan 1941
4Lt. Thomas Carson Phifer, USN3 Jan 194119 Jan 1941
5Lt.Cdr. Joseph Barnaby Stefanac, USN19 Jan 194118 May 1942 (1)
6T/Lt.Cdr. Lynne Cline Quiggle, USN18 May 19426 Dec 1942 (1)
7T/Cdr. Roland Omer Lucier, USN6 Dec 194211 Aug 1943
8William James Riley, Jr., USNR11 Aug 19439 Jan 1944
9Lt.Cdr. Desmond Kelly O'Conner, USNR9 Jan 194418 Jan 1945
10Lt.Cdr. John Paul Bracken, USNR18 Jan 194523 May 1945
11Walter Sean Sullivan, Jr., USNR23 May 194528 Jul 1945

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United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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