USS Walke
DD 723 (Sumner class)

Naval Historical Center
Contributed by: Warren Franson

Builder:        Bath Iron Works, Bath Me.
Laid Down:      June 7, 1943
Launched:       October 27, 1943
Commissioned:   January 21, 1944
Decommissioned: May 30, 1947
Recommissioned: October 5, 1950
                Decommissioned 11/30/70
Fate:           Sold 3/19/75 and broken up.

We are seeking information on the USS Walke and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page. When enough information has been assembled we will then build the ship her own section.

USS Walke DD 416 & DD 723 2014 Reunion
Springfield, IL. Sept 14-18, 2014

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224 Paradise Dr.
Little Chute, WI. 54140

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I want to point out to you a veteran's story in the Library of Congress's Veteran's History Project.

Earl Harvey Morris served aboard the U.S.S. Walke during WWII. The Library of Congress has digitized his diary and made it available on-line. It contains valuable information about the Walke and other destroyers during the Okinawa campaign of May 1945.

Here's the link.

Matthew McCrady

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