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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Finschhafen occupation, 4 to14 September and 22 to 23 September 1943
Saidor occupation, 2 to 4 January 1944
|Western New Guinea operation
Toem-Wakde-Sami area operation, 17 to 23 May 1944
Biak Island operation, 27 to 28 May 1944
Noemfoor Island operation, 27 to 28 May 1944
Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 December 1943
Admiralty Island Landings, 28 March to 6 April 1944
Leyte landings, 24 October 1944
|Hollandia operation 21 April to 1 June 1944|
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|USS Sonoma (Fleet Tug #12)
|102k||Sonoma launching ceremony, 11 May 1912, at New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.||Ladies Who Launch - Ship Christening Photographs exhibit at Philadelphia's Independence Seaport Museum|
|158k||Sonoma fitting out, 28 June 1912, at New York Shipbuilding Co. of Camden, N.J.
US National Archives, RG-19-A-31, Photo # 19-N-20-28-4 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|130k||Sonoma under way during builder’s trials off New York Shipbuilding Co. at Camden, N. J., circa August, 1912.
Sonoma was commissioned, 6 September 1912.
US National Archives, Photo # 19-N-10555 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|44k||USS Sonoma under way, date and location unknown. Photo by Muller from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1914."||Robert Hurst|
|211k||USS Sonoma entering port at Bermuda from the Azores, 1919.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 49822
|216k||USS Sonoma entering port at Bermuda, 1919.
US Navy photo
|USS Sonoma (AT-12)
|100k||USS Sonoma under way, location unknown, after World War I, possibly during the 1920s. US Navy photo courtesy Shipscribe.com.||Mike Green|
|224k||USS Sonoma (AT-12) ship's officers and crew, photographed by Vernon M. Haden, San Pedro, California, 1934.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 85836 Courtesy Ted Stone
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|USS Sonoma (ATO-12)
|142k||USS Sonoma (ATO-12) on fire after being hit by a Japanese kamikaze bomber, 24 October 1944, at San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf.
USS Chicksaw (ATF-83) and
USS LCI(L)-72 are assisting in the fire fighting futile effort while
USS LCI(L)-337 is coming alongside to help evacuate casualties.
US National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-325818, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|01||CHBOSN. Darrington, William||6 September 1912 - 26 September 1916|
|02||LT. Brandt, Edmond Seldon Randolph||26 September 1916 - 21 August 1918|
|03||LT. Tarbell, George Elliott||21 August 1918 - 22 September 1921|
|04||LT. Trayer, James Sheldon||22 September 1921 - 4 December 1923|
|05||LT. Evans, George Blaine, USN||4 December 1923 - 16 April 1926|
|06||LT. Strohte, Frederick||16 April 1926 - 1 January 1828|
|07||LT. O'Connor, Maurice Ambrose||1 January 1928 - 6 April 1928|
|08||LT. Strohte Frederick||6 April 1928 - 4 June 1932|
|09||LT. Guerensey, Elmer Bishop||4 June 1932 - 12 May 1934|
|10||LT. Grandfield, Francis Joseph||12 May 1934 - 17 July 1937|
|11||LT. Hawkins, John Sylvester||17 July 1937 - 14 May 1938|
|12||CHBOSN. Garland, John Dexter||14 May 1938 - April 1941|
|14||LT. Pingley, John Francis||1 May 1942 - 1 April 1943|
|15||ENS. Nelson, George Irwin||1 April 1943 - 9 June 1941|
|16||LCDR. Ouellet, Joseph Alhonse, USN||9 June 1941 - 10 September 1941|
|17||CHBOSN. Nelson George Irwin, USN||10 September 1941 - 10 October 1941|
|18||LCDR. Ouellet, Joseph Alhonse, USN||10 October 1941 - 31 May 1942|
|19||ENS. Pingley, John Francis, USN||31 May 1942 - 1 April 1943|
|20||ENS. Nelson George Irwin, USN||1 April 1943 - 16 July 1944|
|21||LT. Wurzler, Robert Wurzler USNR||16 July 1944 - 24 October 1944 Sunk by Kamikaze|
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