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Ports of Call of USS Kretchmer (DE 329)

From December 19, 1943 to May 30, 1946

Year Arrived Departed Port
1943 Commissioned December 13 Orange, Texas
1943-44 December 20 January 5 Galveston, Texas
1944 January January Hamilton, Bermuda
1944 February February Charleston, South Carolina
1944 February February Port of Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I.
1944 February February Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
1944 March March Port of Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I.
1944 April April Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
1944 April April Hamilton, Bermuda
1944 May May Key West, Florida
1944 May June 8 Charleston, S.C.
1944 June June Willemstad, Curacao, D.W.I.
1944 June June Naples, Italy
1944 July July Norfolk, Virginia
1944 July August Naples, Italy
1944 August September New York, New York
1944 October October Portsmouth, England
1944 November December New York, New York
1944-45 December January Cardiff, Wales; Plymouth, England
1945 February February New York, New York
1945 February March Greenock, Scotland
1945 March April New York, New York
1945 April April Southampton, England
1945 April May New York, New York
1945 May May Norfolk, Virginia
1945 May June Culebra, , Puerto Rico
1945 June June Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
1945 June June Colon, Canal Zone
1945 June June Panama Canal
1945 June 26 June 28 San Diego, California
1945 July July Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
1945 August August Eniwetok, Marshall Islands
1945 August August Guam, Marianas Islands
1945 August August Leyte, Philippine Islands
1945 September 5 September 6 Kiirun, Formosa
1945 September September Manila, Phillipine Islands
1945 September October Okinawa, Ryukyku Islands
1945 October November 30 Saipan, Marianas Islands
1945 December 7 December 7 San Fernando, Lingayen, Philippines Islands
1945 December 8 December 9 Manila, Philippines Islands
1945 December 13 December 20 Hong Kong, China
1945 December 23 December 25 Manila, Philippines Islands
1945-46 December 26 January 3 Subic Bay, Philippines Islands
1946 January 6 January 7 Hong Kong, China
1946 January 8 January 12 Hoi How, Hainan, China
1946 January 15 January 30 Hong Kong, China
1946 January 31 February 3 Kiirun, Formosa
1946 February 4 February 6 Okinawa, Ryukya Islands
1946 February 9 February 23 Hong Kong, China
1946 February 23 February 23 Amoy, China
1946 February 25 March 2 Shanghai, China
1946 March 4 March 4 Amoy, China
1946 March 5 March 22 Hong Kong, China
1946 March 25 March 28 Shanghai, China
1946 March 31 April 1 Kong Kong, China
1946 April 5 April 5 Crossed the Equator
1946 April 6 April 8 Singapore, Malya
1946 April 13 April 15 Colombo, Ceylon
1946 April 22 April 23 Aden, Arabia
1946 April 27 April 27 Suez, Egypt
1946 April 27 April 27 The Suez Canal
1946 April 28 April 28 Port Said, Egypt
1946 April 29 May 3 Alexandria, Egypt
1946 May 6 May 9 Naples, Italy
1946 May 10 May 14 Marseille, France
1946 May 18 May 21 Funchal, Madeira
1946 May 30 * Charleston, South Carolina

*In Navy Yard in preparation for decommissioning of ship.


The Kretchmer Sailed in the Following Oceans and Seas

Gulf of Mexico Pacific Ocean Gulf of Suez
Atlantic Ocean China Sea Suez Canal
Caribbean Sea Yellow Sea Straits of Messina
Mediterranean Sea Whangpoo River Tyrrhenian Sea
North Sea Yantze River Ionian Sea
Irish Sea Straits of Gibralter Straits of Bonifacio
English Channel Philippine Sea Gulf of Lions
Hudson River Straits of Malacca  
East River (New York) South China Sea  
Guantanamo Bay Bay of Bengal  
Chesapeake Bay Indian Ocean  
Long Island Sound Arabian Sea  
Cape Cod Canal Gulf of Aden  
San Diego Harbor Red Sea  

Countries, Cities Etc., Seen but not Visited

Ireland Greece Honduras
Morocco Vensuela Thailand
Sicily Burma French Indo-China
Algeria India Sumatra
Tunisia Mexico Haiti
Sardinia Guatamala Puerto Rico
Corsica Nicaragua  
Spain Costa Rica  

Cities and Other Places Visited on Liberties

Galveston, Texas Plymouth, England
Hamilton, Bermuda Portsmouth, England
Charleston, South Carolina Southampton, England
Norfolk, Virginia London, England
New York, New York Glascow, Scotland
Boston, Massachusetts Endingburgh, Scotland
Porland, Maine Honoulu, Hawaii
Key West Florida Manila, Philippines
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hong Kong, China
San Diego, California Shanghai, China
Port of Spain, Trinidad Singapore, Malaya
Santiago, Cuba Colombo, Ceylon
Willemstad, Curacao Port Said, Egypt
Naples, Italy Alexandria, Egypt
Rome, Italy Cairo, Egypt
Pompeii-Vesuvius, Italy Marseille, France
Islae of Capri, Italy Funchal, Madeira
Cardiff, Wales  
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