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Ship's History

U.S.S. OBrien DD-725, an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, was the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Captain Jeremiah O’Brien, who along with five brothers, Gideon, John, William, Dennis and Joseph, were crew members of the sloop Unity when it captured the HMS Margaretta at the entrance to the harbor at Machias, Massachusetts (later Maine), 12 June 1775. The fourth O’Brien (DD 725) was laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine 12 July 1943 and launched 8 December 1943. She was sponsored by Miss Josephine O’Brien-Campbell great-great-great granddaughter of Gideon O’Brien and commissioned at Boston Naval Shipyard, Commander P.F. Heerbrandt in command 25 February 1944.

World War II


Chinese Involvement


End Of Career

**Information on all history pages obtained from Wikipedia Encyclopedia