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Ward

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassWickes-class Destroyer
Hull NumberDD-139
BuilderMare Island Navy Yard

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Destroyer USS Ward off Mare Island, California, 19 Sep 1918. Note the World War I style Dazzle paint scheme in the British style.Destroyer USS Ward off Mare Island, California, Sep 1939. Two years later, this ship would go on to fire the United States’ first shot of the Pacific War.
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Ward Operational Timeline

9 Dec 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Leyte Gulf bound for Hollandia (now Jayapura) with 78 survivors of the destroyer USS Ward that had been sunk by special attack aircraft two days earlier.




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Destroyer Ward (DD-139) Photo Gallery
Destroyer USS Ward off Mare Island, California, 19 Sep 1918. Note the World War I style Dazzle paint scheme in the British style.Destroyer USS Ward off Mare Island, California, Sep 1939. Two years later, this ship would go on to fire the United States’ first shot of the Pacific War.
See all 3 photographs of Destroyer Ward (DD-139)


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