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|Asia 28 September 1945 to 22 February 1946||28 September 1945 to 22 February 1946|
|Europe 15 March to 27 June 1951|
|Europe 21 September 1954 to 18 January 1955|
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| USS Kleinsmith (APD-134)
|566k||Kleinsmith (APD-134) in the tow of Towboat John W. Weeks passing downstream on the Illinois River under the Morris Highway Bridge, 23 May 1945. Kleinsmith was in tow down the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans for commissioning.
War Department US Engineers Office, Chicago, IL. photo # 556 from the collections of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Home of the SS Cobia.
|156k||Making Kleinsmith (APD-134) fast to the Towboat John W. Weeks at the Marseilles Lock on the Illinois River, 23 May 1945. Kleinsmith was in tow down the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans for commissioning.
War Department US Engineers Office, Chicago, IL. photo # 564 from the collections of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Home of the SS Cobia.
|515k||USS Kleinsmith (APD-134) at anchor, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy Chris Wright
|135k||USS Kleinsmith (APD-134) underway off Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1948-49.
US Navy photo
|Clarence W. Sprague, Jr. in honor of his father LT. Clarence W. Sprague USN, USS Kleinsmith|
|192k||USS Kleinsmith (APD-134) underway in 1957, location unknown.
US Navy photo
|38k||USS Kleinsmith (APD-134) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|180k||USS Kleinsmith (APD-134) underway, circa 1959, location unknown.
Photo by Giorgio Arra.
|462k||USS Kleinsmith (APD-134) moored next to the Sun Time Building at Chicago in July 1959. Kleinsmith was part of the task force was in Chicago for the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.||James G. Brown|
| ROCS Tien Shan (APD-315)
|35k||Ex-Kleinsmith (APD-134) in the service of the Republic of China (Taiwan) as ROCS Tien Shan (APD-315) underway, circa 1962, location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|01||LCDR. Laborde, Alden James||12 June 1945 - 19 November 1945|
|02||LT. Chatham Jr., Alex, USNR||19 November 1945 - 24 November 1945|
|03||LCDR. Kissam, Gordon Denslow, USNR||24 November 1945 - 1 July 1946|
|04||LCDR. Botten, James Warren||1 July 1946 - 1948|
|05||LCDR. Hall Jr., Harrell Willoughby||1948 - 1950|
|06||LCDR. Butler, Francis Andrew||1951 - ?|
|07||LCDR. Plante, Richard Joseph||957|
|08||LCDR. Bennett, William Randolph||1958|
|09||LCDR. Schwemley, Paul Albert, USN (USNA 1946)||1958 - 1959|
|10||LCDR. Taylor, Waymon||1959 - 16 May 1960|
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