USS Semmes (AG 24)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Mod||Sonar test ship|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||10 Jul 1918|
|Launched||21 Dec 1918|
|Commissioned||21 Feb 1920|
|End service||2 Jun 1946|
Decommissioned on 17 July 1922
Commands listed for USS Semmes (AG 24)
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|1||David Ryerson Hull, USN||15 May 1939||13 Jan 1941 (1)|
|2||Lt.Cdr. William Lee Pryor, Jr., USN||13 Jan 1941||11 Dec 1942 (1)|
|3||T/Cdr. William Izard Bull, USN||11 Dec 1942||Jan 1944|
|4||T/Cdr. Ronald Lee Wilson, USN||Jan 1944||4 Aug 1944|
|5||Frank Lewis Fullaway, USNR||4 Aug 1944||23 Aug 1945 (1)|
|6||John Henry Geyer, USN||23 Aug 1945||2 Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Semmes include:
6 May 1942
USS Semmes mistook the auxiliary anti-submarine trawler HMS Senateur Duhamel for a U-boat and rammed and sank it off Cape Lookout, North Carolina, in position 34°33'N, 75°36'W. No lives were lost on either side. (2)
13 Jun 1944
During 13 to 15 June 1944, USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN), conducted exercises in Long Island Sound with USS Semmes (Cdr. R.L. Wilson, USN), USS SC-679 (Lt.(jg) D.A. Replogle, USNR) and USS Razorback (Cdr. R.S. Benson, USN).
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