Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==World War II== Following commissioning, ''Wren'' operated out of [[Naval Station San Diego|San Diego, Calif.]] conducting shakedown training. In August, she reported for duty with the [[Northern Pacific Force]] in the Aleutian Islands. Her duties there consisted largely of patrol and escort work between the islands of the Aleutian chain. She did, however, participate in four shore bombardment missions against the Japanese Kuril Islands with Task Force 92 (TF 92) between November 1944 and April 1945. Her first action occurred on 21 November 1944 when she participated in the shelling of Matsuwa. Her second and third bombardment missions took her to Paramushiro on 5 January and 18 February 1945, respectively. Her final bombardment of the Kurils took place on 15 March 1945, and Matsuwa again served as the target. On 19 April, she stood out of [[Kulsk Bay]], bound for Hawaii. The destroyer arrived at [[Pearl Harbor]] on the 25th but soon continued her voyage to the Western Carolines. She stopped at [[Ulithi]] Atoll until 17 May at which time she left the lagoon on her way to join in the six-week old [[Battle of Okinawa|Okinawa campaign]]. The ship served in the Ryukyus from 21 May to 18 June, performing antisubmarine patrols and standing antiaircraft [[radar picket]] watch. She came under air attack on several occasions but sustained no major hits while ending the careers of at least four of her airborne attackers. Departing Okinawa on 18 June, she arrived at Leyte in the Philippines three days later and remained there until 1 July when she joined units of [[Fast Carrier Task Force|TF 38]] for the final series of [[Aircraft carrier|carrier]]-based aerial attacks on Japan. ''Wren'' spent the remaining weeks of the war at sea with TF 38 supporting the carriers while their planes struck the [[Japan]]ese homeland. On 26 August, ''Wren'' entered Tokyo Bay with other elements of the [[U.S. 3rd Fleet|3d Fleet]] to begin the occupation of Japan and to prepare for the formal surrender ceremony at which she was present on 2 September. She departed Japan that same day and, during the next month, visited [[Iwo Jima]] and [[Eniwetok]]. The warship returned to Tokyo on 13 October for a visit of just over a month. She departed Japan on 18 November and arrived at Oahu on the 28th. Resuming her voyage east on 1 December, she entered San Diego on the 7th. After a two-day visit, she headed—by way of the Panama Canal—for the [[Philadelphia Naval Shipyard]] where she arrived on 23 December. After an inactivation overhaul at Philadelphia, ''Wren'' moved to Charleston, S.C., late in March 1946. On 13 July 1946, the destroyer was placed out of commission at Charleston. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Military Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://military.wikia.org/wiki/USS_Wren_(DD-568)"