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(DD-186) American Campaign
(DD-186) Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
(APD-31) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
|Task Group 21.13|
Hunter-Killer Group ASW Operations 12 July to 23 August 1943
|Task Group 21.12|
Hunter-Killer Group ASW Operations 20 April to 20 June 1943
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 14 June to 2 July 1944
Capture and occupation of Guam, 17 to 29 July 1944
|Task Group 21.13|
Hunter-Killer Group ASW Operations 11 November t o29 December 1943
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
|Sinking of U-172, 13 December 1943||Leyte operation
Leyte landings, 10 October to 29 November
3rd Fleet supporting operations, 4 to 18 January 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 9 April to 6 June 1945
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|USS Clemson (AVD-4)
|152k||USS Clemson (AVD-4) underway in November 1942, date and location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|USS Clemson (APD-31)
|108k||USS Clemson (APD-31) off the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina on 21 April 1944, following conversion from a destroyer
(DD-186, ex-AVD-4). Circles mark recent alterations.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 91794, courtesy of Arthur D. Baker III, 1981.
|91k||USS Clemson (APD-31) underway off Charleston Navy Yard, 21 April 1944. Note the depth charge throwers aft, which gave her a significant ASW capability. Circles indicate changes made during previous refits, which converted her into an APD.
US Navy photo from "US Amphibious Ships and Craft", by Norman Friedman.
|AVP-17 Commanding Officers|
|01||LCDR. Dichman, Grattan Cooley||28 December 1919 - 1920||Destroyer No. 186|
|02||LCDR. Jordan, Leslie LaFayette||9 April 1921 - 30 June 1922||DD-186|
|Decommissioned||30 June 1922 - 12 July 1940|
|03||LCDR. Whitney, John Perry :VADM||12 July 1940 - May 1942||AVP-17 / AVD-4|
|04||LCDR. Yancey, Evan White||May 1942 - 1 September 1943||AVD-4|
|05||LCDR. Moran, William Francis||1 September 1943 - 1944||AVD-4|
|06||LCDR. Hardy Jr., Arthur H.||1944 - 21 September 1945||APD-31|
|07||LT. Robertson, J. H.||21 September 1945 - 12 October 1945||APD-31|
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