Allied Warships

USS Timmerman (DD 828)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 828 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1943 
Laid down1 Oct 1945 
Launched19 May 1951 
Commissioned26 Sep 1952 
End service27 Jul 1956 

USS Timmerman was constructed as an experimental, light weight, advanced design destroyer to test and evaluate, under operating conditions, advanced design experimental engineering equipment. As a unit of the Operational Development Force, 1st Naval District, Boston, she tested her new propulsion system for the next four years. On 11 January 1954, her designation was changed to AG-152, a miscellaneous auxiliary ship.

The ship was decommissioned at Boston on 27 July 1956. She was moved to Philadelphia in September and assigned to the Reserve Fleet. In early 1958 Timmerman was declared unfit for further service and struck from the Navy list on 4 April 1958. On 21 April 1959, she was sold to the Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, Maryland., and scrapped.


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Notable events involving Timmerman include:

18 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Inglis (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.P. Cobbold, RNVR), HMCS Hallowell (T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Heany Angus, RCNVR), HMCS Royal Mount (T/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Davis, RCNVR) and HMCS Chambly (T/Lt. S.D. Taylor, RCNR). (1)

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


  1. ADM 173/19365

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

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