Fletcher-class Destroyers

Fletcher-class destroyer

Abbot was a Fletcher-class destroyer built in 1943. Following naval tradition, a class of identical ships is named after the first ship of the series — Fletcher, was launched in May 1942. Fletcher-class destroyers became one of the most successful weapon systems deployed in World War II, with 175 built and a few still in service around the world well after 1990. One example, the former John Rodgers, was active in the Mexican Navy until July 2001 — an astonishing 59 years, 1 month and 16 days after the first Fletcher destroyer was commissioned; it was also the last Fletcher destroyer to be scrapped, in 2010.

A total of 19 Fletchers were lost in World War II and another six were damaged beyond repair, a relatively high loss rate of 14%. Some Fletchers suffered terribly while protecting the fleet; De Haven was bombed and sunk just 134 days after being commissioned. Nine were heavily damaged by kamikaze attacks at Okinawa.

(American submarines suffered 18% losses and there were about 10% losses among aircraft carriers. No battleships were lost after Pearl Harbor.)

Destroyer History has a good summary of the Fletchers. You can also visit one of the four Fletcher destroyers that are moored as floating museums.

Names and variations

Most Fletchers were named after Navy and Marine Corps heroes. Most of those sent to foreign navies after World War II were renamed, though some that were used only for spare parts kept their original American names. Six surplus Fletchers given to West Germany in the 1960s were to be used temporarily until German-made ships were available, and so instead of formal names they were given only numbers (Destroyer 1 to 6); as it turned out, most were used for nearly two decades.

Fletchers were built in two visually distinctive variations: Round-bridge (also known as high-bridge) had a curved pilot house; square-bridge (or low-bridge) has a more angular pilot house that was roomier, had better visibility and was easier to fabricate; no round-bridge examples remain. In addition, after World War II the mainmasts on most Fletchers were converted to tripods to better support heavier radar antennas. Photos of Fletcher-class destroyers can usually be dated by the mainmast style and the camouflage paint scheme.

Other variations included seaplane catapults (see the photo of Pringle below), a variety of post-war weapon upgrades and radar antennas. Despite the external variations, the general interior layout varied very little.

We are working on a long-term project to post a complete set of as-built blueprints for Fletcher-class destroyers of Abbot’s Bath Iron Works series. You can also view an interactive blueprint of the Fletcher class as built by the Bath Iron Works in 1943; a general drawing showing Cold War modifications; a preliminary 1941 design for the next class of ships; and a complete booklet of general plans for another Fletcher-class destroyer, Sigsbee.

Typical class statistics, as built

  • Displacement: 2,050 tons.
  • Dimensions: 369¼’ at waterline; 376½’ overall length; 39½’ beam; 17¾’ draft, keel to waterline.
  • Power: Two geared turbines; total 60,000 horsepower, 37 knots (42½ m.p.h.).
  • Armament:
    • 5 × 5” guns
    • 10 × 40mm anti-aircraft guns
    • 7 × 20mm anti-aircraft guns
    • 10 × 21” torpedo tubes
    • 6 depth charge launchers
    • 2 depth charge racks
  • Crew: 310

Disposing of U.S. Navy ships

Many Fletcher-class destroyers were commissioned more than once, usually as a result of the Cold War. Once stricken from the Naval Vessel Register, a ship was never again commissioned by the United States Navy. Here is what the U.S. Navy says about the fate of unwanted warships:

Navy assets must first be stricken from the Naval Vessel Register before they can be disposed. Once stricken their disposition can be by several methods:

  • Scrapping
  • Transfer to U.S. Maritime Administration
  • Foreign transfer
  • Experimental/target
  • Donation
  • Historic memorial
  • Transfer to other government/non-government agencies
  • Navy sale

The high cost of upkeep plus the copious use of asbestos and other toxic materials meant that most Fletchers were scrapped or intentionally sunk; four remain as floating museums (in Boston; Buffalo, New York; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and near Athens, Greece). Bits and pieces of others are scattered worldwide; for example, one of Hailey’s 5-inch gun turrets is a naval gunnery monument in Brazil, and a 5-inch gun turret from a Chilean Fletcher is displayed in Viña del Mar.

The List

This list of major milestones is updated periodically. We have especially attempted to trace the fates of Fletchers that served in foreign navies. In some cases conflicting information make exact dates, foreign hull numbers and final dispositions difficult to ascertain. Wherever possible, we have relied upon information provided by the foreign navies.

Ships and footnotes are listed in order of U.S. Navy hull number. Click on a hull (DD) number or photo below to see a larger image. Dates are in year-month-day format. Ships that were officially classified as “war losses” have tinted backgrounds, although some others were so severely damaged that they were later scrapped or discarded. An asterisk (*) indicates round-bridge design; all others are square-bridge.

The Fletchers
Hull Name Chronology
* Round-bridge design; all others are square-bridge.
† Information graciously provided by Tin Can Sailors, the Massachusetts-based destroyer veterans’ organization. Courtesy of Tin Can Sailors, used with permission.
449: When decommissioned in 1970, Nicholas was believed to be the last active U.S. warship that was present at the World War II surrender ceremonies in Tokyo Bay on 1945-9-2.
469: The first Fletcher-class destroyer sunk in action, and the Fletcher with the fewest days in service before war loss — just 134 days after commissioning.
502: Sigsbee’s fantail was nearly sheared off, but the ship returned to the East Coast of the United States and was repaired — just in time for the end of the war. Almost as soon as repairs were completed, Sigsbee was deactivated.
521: A month after unsuccessful exercises that resulted in the somewhat over-complicated scuttling of the Fletcher-class destroyer Kwei Yang (ex-Twining), the Taiwanese Navy chose An Yang (ex-Kimberly) as a target and towed it off southern Taiwan. This time the SUT (Surface and Underwater Torpedo) did its job, and the veteran warship sank.
527: Ammen was sailing south to San Diego after unloading ammunition at Seal Beach, and was rammed broadside by Collett. The collision killed 11 sailors aboard Ammen. Only Collett, which had no major casualties, was repaired.
528: Although the artificial reef was requested by Gongliao Township, an official chart shows Chiang Yang a few kilometers to the southeast, off northern Yilan County. This was the only Fletcher-class destroyer included in Taiwan’s Warship Reef program.
535: Renamed James Miller so as not to be confused with the Knox-class destroyer escort Miller, which was launched in 1972 and named after the Pearl Harbor hero Cook Third Class Doris “Dorie” Miller†
539: The sinking may have been inadvertent, or at least premature; by some accounts the fleet tug Tawasa was towing Tingey to a test range off San Clemente Island, California, when its commander requested permission to fire a few 3-inch gun shots at the target. Unexpectedly, Tingey sank.
540: Parts of ROCS Kwei Yang (ex-Twining), including its mast and a 5” gun, are said to be in Conscription Park in Keelung City, Taiwan.

Details of the intentional sinking are vague. During the exercise the Taiwanese Zwaardvis-class submarine Hai Lung fired a SUT (Surface and Underwater Torpedo) at Kwei Yang in shallow waters off the Yilan County coast, but the torpedo missed and nearly sank the submarine; the torpedo was found by some fishermen a few days later, beached many miles away and still armed.

Meanwhile, Hai Lung fired a second SUT, but its guide wire fouled in the shallows and it too went missing. A third SUT apparently did the trick, sinking Kwei Yang without further incident. In another botched test that day, a Sidewinder air-to-air missile failed to explode.

According to Taiwan News, the fiasco caused the Taiwanese Navy to hastily schedule more exercises, known as Lien Hsing 90, exactly a month later on 2003-10-14; this resulted in the sinking of another Fletcher target vessel, An Yang (ex-Kimberly).

In June 2010 Hai Lung lost yet another SUT, and the Taiwanese Navy offered a $937 reward for its return.
565: In early 1957, Smalley grounded on a sandbar off Bahrain in the Persian Gulf and drydocked at Karachi, Pakistan, to replace a screw. The grounding, which also ruined the sonar gear and bent a propeller shaft, was found to be caused by misplaced channel buoys (Cotten struck the same sandbar minutes earlier, but with less dire consequences). On 1957-6-12, Smalley drydocked at Charleston Naval Shipyard in South Carolina, and apparently the remaining damage was judged so severe that the ship was retired. A memorial plaque honoring Smalley is at Freedom Park in Omaha, Nebraska.
566: The last Fletcher to be stricken from the Navy List, nearly 35 years after the 2,100-ton destroyer class was designed. Stoddard earned three battle stars for World War II and three more for the Vietnam War.
574: For several years after 2006, the warship formerly known as John Rodgers was moored unattended at the granary pier of Infraestructura Portuaria del Golfo S.A. de C.V. in the Pacific port of Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, Mexico. The ship eventually occupied three different civilian moorings in Lázaro Cárdenas after its handover and was towed to and fro a total of four times. As the ship’s condition deteriorated, harbor officials publicly expressed concern that it was becoming a hazard to navigation and might simply founder at its wharf.

In a newspaper article on 2010-7-6, a port official told La Jornada Michoacán that the ship was no longer seaworthy and that a last-minute offer by Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás Hidalgo to convert the ship into a combined museum, classroom and conference center was refused because of the poor condition of the hull and because the bid came too late. Several other attempts to repatriate the ship to the United States failed because of the high legal, preparation and towing costs.

The condemnation order took effect on 2010-8-2. On 2010-8-28, an article in the newspaper La Opinión de Michoacán noted that the ship had just been towed to the Ecomar ship dismantling terminal after sitting at the granary pier for 3½ years instead of the 15 days promised by Beauchamp Tower when they took possession in 2006.

Dismantling of the derelict vessel began in September 2010. The metal was sold to a smelter in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, and scrapping was completed in April 2011. For a summary of the ship’s decade-long travails, including its abandonment by Beauchamp Tower Corporation of Milton, Florida, see the 2008 and 2012 New York Times articles.
581: A/T Velos is the last Fletcher-class destroyer in commission, albeit as a museum. Its revered place in modern Greek history is unique, and it is the only Fletcher that was commandeered by mutineers. Commander Nicholaos Pappas and some of the crew became political refugees, but all who wished were reinstated to the Greek Navy after the fall of the military junta of 1967–1974.
588: The wreckage of Burns was identified by civilian divers off southern San Clemente Island, California, in late 2009 and early 2010. See video of the dive.
592: Sunk off San Clemente Island by one experimental torpedo each fired from the Tench-class Volador and the Sailfish-class Salmon of Submarine Flotilla 1. Officials said the experiment was conducted, somewhat belatedly, to determine the cause of a series of dud torpedos that plagued the U.S. Navy during World War II; it’s possible that this was a cover story to obscure the disposal of the radioactive ship.
593: The mildly radioactive wreckage of Killen (and its purported cargo of mysterious storage drums) have been surveyed many times. Some reports indicate that only half or less of the hull is present at the announced wreck site, leading to speculation that some of the ship was salvaged. The whereabouts of other pieces of Killen or their possible radioactivity level have never been determined.
685: Damage to Picking may have been slight, but Porter was decommissioned a few months later.
687: The last Fletcher-class destroyer decommissioned by the U.S. Navy and, at the time, the Navy’s oldest commissioned destroyer: 28 years, 7 months and 24 days between initial commissioning and final decommissioning. This record was easily surpassed many times in the 1980s and 1990s, most notably in 1993 by the Farragut-class guided missile destroyer Mahan, which was continuously commissioned for an amazing 32½ years.
800: The collision damage was said to be slight, but Porter was quickly decommissioned. Picking was repaired and returned to duty.
DD 445 Fletcher*
  • 1941-10-2 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-5-3 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-6-30 — Commissioned at New York Navy Yard
  • 1947-1-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1949-10-3 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1969-8-1 — Decommissioned at San Diego and stricken
  • 1972-2-22 — Sold for scrap to Tai Kien Industry Co. of Sanchong City, Taipei County, and towed to Taiwan†
DD445
DD 446 Radford*
  • 1941-10-2 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-5-3 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-7-22 — Commissioned
  • 1946-1-17 — Decommissioned at San Francisco
  • 1946-3-26 — Reclassified as DDE-446
  • 1949-10-17 — Recommissioned
  • 1962-8-2 — Reclassified as DD-446
  • 1969-11-10 — Decommissioned at San Francisco and stricken
  • 1970-10-1 — Sold for scrap and towed to Zidell Explorations of Portland, Oregon, from Vallejo, California
DD446
DD 447 Jenkins*
  • 1941-11-27 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-6-21 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-7-31 — Commissioned
  • 1946-5-1 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-1-2 — Reclassified as DDE-447
  • 1952-11-2 — Recommissioned at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
  • 1962-6-30 — Reclassified as DD-447
  • 1969-7-2 — Decommissioned at San Diego and stricken
  • 1971-2-17 — Sold for scrap to Chou’s Iron & Steel Co. of Kaoshiung, Taiwan†
DD447
DD 448 La Vallette*
  • 1941-11-27 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-6-21 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-8-12 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-16 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1974-2-1 — Stricken
  • 1974-7-26 — Sold to Peruvian Navy for spare parts (Foreign Military Sales program)
  • 1975 — Sold for scrap by Peruvian Navy
DD448
DD 449 Nicholas*
  • 1941-3-3 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-2-19 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-6-4 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-6-12 — Decommissioned
  • 1949-3-26 — Reclassified as DDE-449 at Long Beach, California
  • 1951-2-19 — Recommissioned
  • 1962-7-1 — Reclassified as DD-449
  • 1969-11-19 — Declared unfit for further service
  • 1970-1-30 — Decommissioned at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and stricken[449]
  • 1970-10-1 — Sold for scrap and later towed to Zidell Explorations, Inc., of Portland, Oregon
  • 1972 — Scrapped at Zidell Explorations, Inc., of Portland, Oregon
  • 2008-8-7 — Ship’s bell dedicated at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.
DD449
DD 450 O’Bannon*
  • 1941-3-3 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-3-14 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-6-26 — Commissioned at Boston
  • 1946-5-21 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1949-3-26 — Reclassified as DDE-450 at Long Beach, California
  • 1951-2-19 — Recommissioned
  • 1962-6-30 — Reclassified as DD-450
  • 1970-1-30 — Decommissioned at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • 1970-1-30 — Stricken
  • 1970-6-6 — Sold to Union Minerals & Alloy, New York, for scrap
  • 1972 — Scrapped
DD450
DD 451 Chevalier*
  • 1941-4-30 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-4-11 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-6-20 — Commissioned
  • 1943-10-7 — War Loss; damaged beyond repair by Japanese destroyer Yugomo off Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, then scuttled by torpedo from U.S. Fletcher-class destroyer La Vallette
DD451
DD 465 Saufley*
  • 1942-1-27 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-7-19 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-8-29 — Commissioned
  • 1946-6-12 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1949-3-15 — Reclassified as DDE-465
  • 1949-12-15 — Recommissioned
  • 1951-1-1 — Reclassified as experimental destroyer EDDE-465
  • 1962-7-1 — Reclassified as DD-465
  • 1965-1-29 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia, then used as test ship
  • 1966-9-1 — Stricken
  • 1968-2-20 — Intentionally sunk during explosives test 20 miles south of Sugarloaf Key, Florida
DD465
DD 466 Waller*
  • 1942-2-12 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-8-15 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-10-1 — Commissioned
  • 1946-6-10 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1949-3-26 — Reclassified as DDE-466
  • 1950-7-5 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1962-6-30 — Reclassified as DD-466
  • 1969-7-15 — Decommissioned at Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia, and Stricken
  • 1970-2-2 — Authorized to be used as a target ship
  • 1970-6-17 — Intentionally sunk by aircraft 150 miles south of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
DD466
DD 467 Strong*
  • 1941-4-30 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-5-17 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-8-7 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-7-5 — War Loss; sunk by torpedoes from Japanese destroyers and shore fire off Baioko Harbor, New Georgia, Solomon Islands
  • 1943-7-15 — Stricken
DD467
DD 468 Taylor*
  • 1941-8-28 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-6-7 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-8-28 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-5-31 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1950-5-9 — Moved to San Francisco
  • 1951-1-2 — Reclassified as DDE-468
  • 1951-12-3 — Recommissioned at San Francisco
  • 1962-8-7 — Reclassified as DD-468
  • 1969-5 — Determined to be uneconomical to upgrade
  • 1969-6-3 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1969-7-2 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Italy
  • 1969-7-2 — Commissioned into Italian Navy (NMM Lanciere D-560) at San Diego
  • 1970 — Never used for active duty; immediately laid up and used as spare parts for Fante and Geniere
  • 1971-1-1 — Stricken by Italian Navy and scrapped
DD468
DD 469 De Haven*
  • 1941-9-27 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-6-28 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-9-21 — Commissioned
  • 1943-2-1 — War Loss; bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft off Guadalcanal[469]
DD469
DD 470 Bache*
  • 1941-11-19 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1942-7-7 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1942-11-14 — Commissioned
  • 1946-2-4 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-1-2 — Reclassified as DDE-470
  • 1951-10-1 — Recommissioned at Boston
  • 1962-6-30 — Reclassified as DD-470
  • 1968-2-6 — Dragged anchor in severe storm and ran aground near Rhodes Yacht Club, Greece; hull split open
  • 1968-2-17 — More damage in second storm at Rhodes, Greece; repeated towing attempts failed
  • 1968-2-26 — Decommissioned at Rhodes, Greece
  • 1968-3-1 — Stricken and scrapped on site
DD470
DD 471 Beale*
  • 1941-12-19 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1942-8-24 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1942-12-23 — Commissioned at New York Navy Yard
  • 1946-4-11 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-1-2 — Recommissioned at Boston as DDE-471
  • 1962-6-30 — Reclassified as DD-471
  • 1968-9-30 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1968-10-1 — Stricken
  • 1969-6-24 — Intentionally sunk as target about 250 miles east of the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
DD471
DD 472 Guest*
  • 1941-9-27 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1942-2-20 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1942-12-15 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-6-4 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1959-6-5 — Loaned to Brazil
  • 1959-6-5 — Commissioned into Brazilian Navy (CT Pará D-27) at Bremerton, Washington
  • 1973-8-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Brazil
  • 1978 — Decommissioned and stricken by Brazilian Navy
  • 1983-2-22 — Target for MM-38 Exocet missile fired from Brazilian Niterói-class frigate; scuttled by two torpedos fired from Brazilian Balao-class submarine Ceará 80 nautical miles south of Cabo Frio lighthouse (near Rio de Janeiro), Brazil
DD472
DD 473 Bennett*
  • 1941-12-10 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1942-4-16 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-2-9 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-4-18 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1959-12-15 — Loaned to Brazil
  • 1959-12-15 — Commissioned into Brazilian Navy (CT Paraíba D-28) at Bremerton, Washington
  • 1973-8-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Brazil
  • 1978 — Sold by Brazil for scrap
DD473
DD 474 Fullam*
  • 1941-12-10 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1942-4-16 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-3-2 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1947-1-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1957-9-1 — Towed to Long Beach Naval Shipyard, California, and fitted with scientific instruments in preparation for use as target in nuclear weapons tests
  • 1958 — Used as target and contaminated by radioactivity during Operation Hardtack I underwater atomic bomb tests Wahoo and Umbrella near Enewetak Atoll
  • 1960 — Severely damaged in a series of underwater explosion tests on Chesapeake Bay near the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland
  • 1962-5-28 — Determined to be contaminated by radiation and of no further use
  • 1962-6-1 — Stricken
  • 1962-7-7 — Intentionally sunk by Bullpup missiles and gunfire 180 miles southeast of Cape Henry, Virginia
DD474
DD 475 Hudson*
  • 1942-2-20 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1942-6-3 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-4-13 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1945-5-4 — Severely damaged off Okinawa while fighting fires aboard the heavily damaged escort carrier Sangamon. Repaired and returned to duty
  • 1946-5-31 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1947-1 — Moved to Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
  • 1972-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1973-11-27 — Sold for scrap to Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, Oregon
  • 1973-12-14 — Scrapped by Zidell Explorations, Inc., at Tacoma, Washington
DD475
DD 476 Hutchins*
  • 1941-9-27 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1942-2-20 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1942-11-17 — Commissioned
  • 1945-4-27 — Damaged beyond repair by Japanese kamikaze speedboat off Okinawa
  • 1945-11-30 — Decommissioned at Bremerton, Washington
  • 1945-12-19 — Stricken
  • 1948-1-10 — Sold to Learner & Co. of Oakland, California, for scrap
DD476
DD 477 Pringle*
  • 1941-7-31 — Laid Down, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1942-5-2 — Launched, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1942-9-15 — Commissioned
  • 1945-4-16 — War Loss; sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa
DD477
DD 478 Stanly*
  • 1941-9-15 — Laid Down, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1942-5-2 — Launched, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1942-10-15 — Commissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1945-4-12 — Struck by Japanese rocket-powered suicide aircraft off Okinawa
  • 1945-9-22 — Assigned to Pacific Reserve Fleet while at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
  • 1946-10 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1947-1-15 — Moved to Long Beach, California
  • 1970-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1971-12-16 — Sold for scrap to Chou’s Iron & Steel Co. of Kaoshiung, Taiwan
DD478
DD 479 Stevens*
  • 1941-12-30 — Laid Down, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1942-6-24 — Launched, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1943-2-1 — Commissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1946-9-28 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1972-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1973-11-27 — Sold to Zidell Explorations of Portland, Oregon, for scrap
DD479
DD 480 Halford*
  • 1941-6-3 — Laid Down, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1942-10-29 — Launched, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1943-4-10 — Commissioned
  • 1946-5-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1968-5-1 — Stricken
  • 1970-4-2 — Sold for scrap to National Metal & Steel Co., Terminal Island, Los Angeles, California†
DD480
DD 481 Leutze*
  • 1941-6-3 — Laid Down, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1942-10-29 — Launched, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1944-3-4 — Commissioned at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1945-4-6 — Damaged beyond repair by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa
  • 1945-12-6 — Decommissioned
  • 1946-1-3 — Stricken
  • 1947-6-17 — Sold to Thomas Harris of Barker, New Jersey, for scrap
DD481
DD 498 Philip*
  • 1942-5-7 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-10-13 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-11-21 — Commissioned
  • 1947-1-1 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1949-3-13 — Reclassified as DDE-498
  • 1950-6-30 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1962-7-1 — Reclassified at DD-498
  • 1968-9-30 — Decommissioned
  • 1968-10-1 — Stricken
  • 1971-12-15 — Sold for scrap to Chou’s Iron & Steel Co. of Kaoshiung, Taiwan
  • 1972-2-2 — Foundered in storm 400 miles east of Wake Island en route to breaker’s yard on Taiwan
DD498
DD 499 Renshaw*
  • 1942-5-7 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-10-13 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-12-5 — Commissioned at Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1947-2-1 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1949-3-26 — Reclassified as DDE-499
  • 1950-6-30 — Recommissioned at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia
  • 1962-8-2 — Reclassified as DD-499
  • 1970-2-14 — Decommissioned and Stricken by U.S. Navy
  • 1970-10-1 — Sold to Zidell Explorations, Inc., of Portland, Oregon, for scrap
DD499
DD 500 Ringgold*
  • 1942-6-25 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-11-11 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-12-24 — Commissioned at Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City
  • 1946-3-23 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1959-7-14 — Loaned to West Germany
  • 1959-7-14 — Commissioned into West German Navy (Zerstörer-2 D-171) at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1981-9-15 — Arrived at Salamis Naval Base, Greece
  • 1981-9-18 — Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1981-9-18 — Decommissioned by West German Navy at Salamis Naval Base, Greece
  • 1981-9-18 — Commissioned into Greek Navy (A/T Kimon [Α/Τ Κιμων] D-42) at Salamis Naval Base, Greece
  • 1987 — Decommissioned and placed in reserve by Greek Navy
  • 1993-8-12 — Stricken and sold by Greece for scrap to Dörtel Gemi Söküm Ltd. in Aliaga, Turkey
DD500
DD 501 Schroeder*
  • 1942-6-25 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-11-11 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-1-1 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-29 — Decommissioned at Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1972-10-1 — Stricken by U.S. Maritime Administration
  • 1974-1-2 — Sold for scrap to Southern Scrap Materials Co., New Orleans
DD501
DD 502 Sigsbee*
  • 1942-6-22 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1942-12-7 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-1-23 — Commissioned at Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York
  • 1945-4-14 — Severely damaged in kamikaze attack off Okinawa[502]
  • 1946-5-1 — Placed in reserve fleet at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1947-3-31 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken by U.S. Maritime Administration
  • 1975-7-31 — Sold for scrap to Consolidated Steel of Brownsville, Texas
DD502
DD 507 Conway*
  • 1941-11-5 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-8-16 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-10-9 — Commissioned
  • 1946-6-25 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1950 — Reclassified as DDE-507
  • 1950-11-8 — Recommissioned at Boston
  • 1962-6-30 — Reclassified as DD-507
  • 1969-11-15 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia and stricken by U.S. Navy
  • 1970-6-26 — Towing cable parted; intentionally sunk off Rhode Island as a hazard to navigation by 5-inch gunfire from destroyer Henley
DD507
DD 508 Cony*
  • 1941-12-24 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-8-16 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-10-30 — Commissioned at Boston
  • 1946-6-18 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1949-3-26 — Reclassified as DDE-508
  • 1949-11-17 — Recommissioned
  • 1962-6-30 — Reclassified as DD-508
  • 1969-7-2 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and stricken by U.S. Navy
  • 1970-3-20 — Intentionally sunk by amphibious ship gunfire 60 miles northeast of Las Croabas, Puerto Rico
DD508
DD 509 Converse*
  • 1942-2-23 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-8-30 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-11-20 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-23 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1959-7-1 — Loaned to Spanish Navy (Almirante Valdés D-23) at Philadelphia
  • 1972-10-1 — Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1985-6-13 — Collided off Cartagena with Spanish submarine Siroco
  • 1986-11-17 — Decommissioned by Spanish Navy
  • 1988 — Sold by Spanish Navy for scrap
DD509
DD 510 Eaton*
  • 1942-3-17 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-9-20 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-12-4 — Commissioned
  • 1946-6-21 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-1-2 — Reclassified as DDE-510
  • 1951-12-11 — Recommissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1962-6-30 — Reclassified as DD-510
  • 1969-7-2 — Decommissioned and stricken by U.S. Navy
  • 1970-3-27 — Intentionally sunk by gunfire 90 miles off Norfolk, Virginia
DD510
DD 511 Foote*
  • 1942-4-14 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-10-11 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-12-22 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-11-2 — Torpedoed during Battle of Empress Augusta Bay
  • 1946-4-18 — Decommissioned
  • 1972-10-1 — Stricken by U.S. Maritime Administration
  • 1974-1-2 — Sold for scrap to Southern Scrap Material Co., New Orleans
DD511
DD 512 Spence*
  • 1942-5-18 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-10-27 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-1-8 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1944-12-18 — Lost; capsized in typhoon east of Samar, Philippines
  • 1945-1-19 — Stricken
DD512
DD 513 Terry*
  • 1942-6-8 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-11-22 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-1-26 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-8-13 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1974-4-1 — Stricken by U.S. Maritime Administration
  • 1974-7-26 — Sold to Peru for spare parts (Foreign Military Sales program)
  • 1975-1-1 — Sold for scrap by Peruvian Navy
DD513
DD 514 Thatcher*
  • 1942-6-20 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-12-6 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-2-10 — Commissioned
  • 1945-5-20 — Struck and severely damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa
  • 1945-7-19 — Struck and lightly damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft in Nakagusuku Bay, off Okinawa
  • 1945-11-23 — Decommissioned after being declared uneconomical to repair
  • 1945-12-5 — Stricken
  • 1948-1-23 — Sold to Lerner Co. of Oakland, California, for scrap
DD514
DD 515 Anthony*
  • 1942-8-17 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1942-12-20 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-2-26 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-4-17 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1958-1-17 — Loaned to West Germany
  • 1958-1-17 — Commissioned into West German Navy (Zerstörer-1 D-170) at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1972-3-17 — Decommissioned by West German Navy at Kiel
  • 1972-4-15 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to West Germany for parts; moored at Kiel
  • 1976 — Stricken by West German Navy
  • 1978-6-9 — Towed to Souda Bay, Crete, and used as Harpoon guided missile target until 1978-6-26
  • 1979-5-16 — Scuttled by torpedo from West German submarine U-29 off Crete
DD515
DD 516 Wadsworth*
  • 1942-8-18 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-1-10 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-3-16 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-4-18 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1959-10-6 — Loaned to West Germany
  • 1959-10-6 — Commissioned into West German Navy (Zerstörer-3 D-172) at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1974-10-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to West Germany
  • 1980-10-10 — Arrived at Salamis Naval Base, Greece
  • 1980-10-15 — Decommissioned and stricken West German Navy
  • 1980-10-15 — Sold to Greece by West Germany and transferred at Salamis Naval Base, Greece
  • 1981-1-1 — Commissioned into Greek Navy (A/T Nearchos [Α/Τ Νεαρχος] D-65)
  • 1982-9-1 — Decommissioned by Greek Navy and used for spare parts
  • 1991 — Stricken by Greece and scrapped
DD516
DD 517 Walker*
  • 1942-8-31 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-1-31 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-4-3 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-5-31 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1950-9-15 — Reclassified as DDE-517
  • 1950-9-15 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1956-7-1 — Reclassified as DD-517
  • 1969-7-2 — Decommissioned at San Diego, then immediately stricken and sold to Italy by U.S. Navy
  • 1969-7-2 — Commissioned into Italian Navy (Fante D-561) at San Diego
  • 1975 — Decommissioned by Italian Navy
  • 1977 — Stricken by Italian Navy
  • 1978 — Sold for scrap by Italian Navy
DD517
DD 518 Brownson
  • 1942-2-15 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1942-9-24 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-2-3 — Commissioned
  • 1943-12-26 — War Loss; sunk by Japanese dive bombers off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, New Guinea
DD518
DD 519 Daly
  • 1942-4-29 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1942-10-24 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-3-10 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-18 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-7-6 — Recommissioned
  • 1960-5-2 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1976-4-22 — Sold for scrap to North American Smelting Corp. of Wilmington, Delaware†
DD519
DD 520 Isherwood
  • 1942-5-12 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1942-11-24 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-4-12 — Commissioned at New York Navy Yard
  • 1946-2-1 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-4-5 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1961-9-11 — Decommissioned
  • 1961-10-8 — Loaned to Peru
  • 1961-10-8 — Commissioned into Peruvian Navy (BAP Almirante Guise DD-72)
  • 1974-1-15 — Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1981 — Decommissioned by Peruvian Navy
  • 1984? — Exocet missile and torpedo target, but not sunk [unconfirmed information]
  • 1981 — Sold for scrap by Peru
DD520
DD 521 Kimberly
  • 1942-7-27 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-2-3 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-5-22 — Commissioned
  • 1947-2-5 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-2-8 — Recommissioned
  • 1954-1-15 — Decommissioned Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1967-6-1 — Loaned to Taiwan
  • 1967-6-1 — Commissioned into Taiwanese Navy (ROCS An Yang DD-18/DD-997/DDG-918) at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1974-1-25 — Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1999-9-16 — Decommissioned by Taiwanese Navy
  • 2003-10-14 — Sunk as target by Taiwanese Navy SUT (Surface and Underwater Torpedo) fired from submarine during Lien Hsing 90 exercise off Chia Lu Tang beach, Pingtung County, in southern Taiwan[521]
DD521
DD 522 Luce
  • 1942-8-24 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-3-6 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-6-21 — Commissioned
  • 1945-5-4 — War Loss; sunk by two Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Kerama Retto, near Okinawa
DD522
DD 526 Abner Read
  • 1940-7-19 — Authorized
  • 1941-10-30 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1942-8-18 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-2-5 — Commissioned
  • 1944-11-1 — War Loss; sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Samar, Philippines
DD526
DD 527 Ammen
  • 1941-11-29 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1942-9-17 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-3-12 — Commissioned at Bethlehem Steel shipyard, San Francisco
  • 1946-4-15 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-4-5 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1960-7-19 — Rammed broadside by Sumner-class destroyer Collett in fog 8 miles off Newport Beach, California; damaged beyond repair[527]
  • 1960-9-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1960-10-1 — Stricken
  • 1961-4-20 — Sold for scrap to National Metal & Steel, Los Angeles
DD527
DD 528 Mullany
  • 1942-1-16 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1942-10-10 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-4-23 — Commissioned
  • 1946-2-13 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-3-8 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1971-10-6 — Decommissioned at Los Angeles-Long Beach Naval Base; Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1971-10-6 — Commissioned into Taiwanese Navy (ROCS Chiang Yang DD-9/DD-947/DDG-909) at Los Angeles-Long Beach Naval Base
  • 1999-7-16 — Decommissioned at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and stricken by Taiwanese Navy
  • 2001-11-2 — Sunk off Gongliao Township, Taipei County, northeast Taiwan, as artificial reef[528]
DD528
DD 529 Bush
  • 1942-2-12 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Co., San Francisco
  • 1942-10-27 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Co., San Francisco
  • 1943-5-10 — Commissioned at Bethlehem Steel Co., San Francisco
  • 1945-4-6 — War Loss; sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa
DD529
DD 530 Trathen
  • 1942-3-17 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1942-10-22 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-5-28 — Commissioned
  • 1946-1-18 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-8-1 — Recommissioned
  • 1965-3-15 — Towed to San Diego from Todd Shipyard, Los Angeles
  • 1965-5-11 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1972-6 — Declared uneconomical to update
  • 1972-11-1 — Stricken and authorized for use as target in Harpoon tests
  • 1973-11 — Sold for scrap after being used as a target off Southern California
DD530
DD 531 Hazelwood
  • 1942-4-11 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1942-10-20 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-6-18 — Commissioned
  • 1946-1-18 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-9-12 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1965-3-19 — Decommissioned and stored at Philadelphia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1976-4-14 — Sold for scrap to Union Minerals & Iron Co. of New York City†
DD531
DD 532 Heermann
  • 1942-5-8 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1942-12-5 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-7-6 — Commissioned
  • 1946-6-12 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-9-12 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1957-12-20 — Decommissioned at Boston; stored at South Boston Naval Annex
  • 1961-8-14 — Loaned to Argentina
  • 1961-8-14 — Commissioned into Argentine Navy (ARA Almirante Brown D20)
  • 1975-9-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Argentina
  • 1976-3-15 — Decommissioned by Argentine Navy and assigned to Directorate of Naval Material
  • 1979-12-18 — Sold for scrap to Establecimientos Metalúrgicos Santa Rosa, Argentina
  • 1982 — Scrapped
DD532
DD 533 Hoel
  • 1942-6-4 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1942-12-19 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-7-29 — Commissioned
  • 1944-10-25 — War Loss; sunk by Japanese warships off Samar, Philippines
DD533
DD 534 McCord
  • 1942-3-17 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-1-10 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-8-19 — Commissioned
  • 1947-1-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-8-1 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1954-6-9 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1972-10-1 — Stricken
  • 1974-1-2 — Sold for scrap to Southern Scrap Material Co. of New Orleans
DD534
DD 535 Miller
  • 1942-8-18 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-3-7 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-8-31 — Commissioned
  • 1945-12-19 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-5-19 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1964-6-30 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia; later stored at Philadelphia
  • 1971-8-5 — Renamed James Miller[535]
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1975-7-31 — Sold for scrap to Union Metals & Iron Company of New York City
DD535
DD 536 Owen
  • 1942-9-17 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-3-21 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-9-20 — Commissioned
  • 1946-12-10 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-8-17 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1958-5-27 — Decommissioned at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
  • 1973-4-15 — Stricken
  • 1973-11-27 — Sold for scrap to to Zidell Explorations Inc. of Portland, Oregon†
DD536
DD 537 The Sullivans
  • 1942-10-10 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-4-4 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-9-30 — Commissioned at San Francisco
  • 1946-1-10 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-7-6 — Recommissioned at Los Angeles
  • 1965-1-7 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1977-6-21 — Donated as Museum, Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, New York
DD537
DD 538 Stephen Potter
  • 1942-10-27 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-4-28 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-10-21 — Commissioned in San Francisco
  • 1945-9-21 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-3-29 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1958-4-21 — Decommissioned at San Francisco Naval Shipyard
  • 1972-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1973-11-27 — Sold for scrap to Zidell Explorations Inc. of Portland, Oregon†
DD538
DD 539 Tingey
  • 1942-10-22 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-5-28 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-11-25 — Commissioned
  • 1946-3-1 — Decommissioned
  • 1951-1-27 — Recommissioned
  • 1963-8-1 — Struck broadside amidships by destroyer escort Vammen 200 miles off Southern California, en route to Hawaii; returned to drydock in San Diego but determined to be damaged beyond economical repair
  • 1963-11-30 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1965-11-1 — Stricken
  • 1966-5-1 — Sunk by gunfire from Bannock-class fleet tug Tawasa off San Clemente Island, California†[539]
DD539
DD 540 Twining
  • 1942-11-20 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-7-11 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-12-1 — Commissioned at San Francisco
  • 1946-6-14 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1950-6-10 — Recommissioned
  • 1971-7-1 — Decommissioned and stricken by U.S. Navy
  • 1971-7-1 — Transferred to Taiwan
  • 1971-8-16 — Sold to Taiwan
  • 1971-11-21 — Commissioned into Taiwanese Navy (ROCS Kwei Yang DD-8/DD-956/DDG-908)
  • 1999-7-16 — Decommissioned at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, by Taiwanese Navy; stored for parts in Kaohsiung Harbor Naval Shipyard
  • 2003-9-4 — Intentionally torpedoed by Taiwanese submarine Hai Lung during Han Kuang 19 exercises off Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan[540]
DD540
DD 541 Yarnall
  • 1942-12-6 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-7-25 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-12-30 — Commissioned
  • 1947-1-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1950-8-31 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1958-9-30 — Decommissioned
  • 1968-6-10 — Loaned to Taiwan at Hawaii; towed to Taiwan
  • 1968-10-7 — Commissioned into Taiwanese Navy (as minelayer ROCS Kun Yang DD-19/DD-934/DDG-919)
  • 1974-1-25 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Taiwan
  • 1999-10-16 — Decommissioned by Taiwanese Navy at Hsinpin Wharf, Kaohsiung Harbor, Taiwan; presumed scrapped or used as target
DD541
DD 544 Boyd
  • 1942-4-2 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1942-10-29 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-5-8 — Commissioned at Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1947-1-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1950-11-24 — Recommissioned
  • 1969-10-1 — Decommissioned and stricken by U.S. Navy, then sold to Turkey
  • 1969-10-1 — Delivered to Turkish Navy
  • 1970-10-6 — Commissioned into Turkish Navy (TCG İskenderun D-343) at Gölcük Naval Base, Turkey
  • 1982-1-20 — Decommissioned by Turkish Navy
  • 1982 — Sold for scrap by Turkey; possibly used for spare parts
DD544
DD 545 Bradford
  • 1942-4-28 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1942-12-12 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-6-12 — Commissioned
  • 1946-7-11 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1950-10-27 — Recommissioned
  • 1961-9-28 — Decommissioned at Bremerton, Washington
  • 1962-9-27 — Loaned to Greece
  • 1962-9-27 — Commissioned into Greek Navy (A/T Thyella [Α/Τ Θυελλα] D-28) at Seattle
  • 1975-9-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Greece
  • 1981-1-1 — Decommissioned by Greek Navy and sold for scrap
DD545
DD 546 Brown
  • 1942-6-27 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-2-21 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-7-10 — Commissioned at San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1946-8-1 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1950-10-27 — Recommissioned
  • 1962-2-9 — Decommissioned
  • 1962-9-27 — Loaned to Greece
  • 1962-9-27 — Commissioned into Greek Navy (A/T Navarino [Α/Τ Ναυαρινον] D-63) at Seattle
  • 1975-9-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Greece
  • 1981-10-31 — Decommissioned by Greek Navy and sold for scrap
DD546
DD 547 Cowell
  • 1942-9-7 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-3-18 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-8-23 — Commissioned
  • 1946-7-22 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-9-21 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1971-8-17 — Decommissioned at Treasure Island, San Francisco; stricken by U.S. Navy and donated to Argentina
  • 1971-8-17 — Commissioned into Argentine Navy (ARA Almirante Storni D-24) at Treasure Island, San Francisco
  • 1979-12-30 — Decommissioned by Argentine Navy at Puerto Belgrano Naval Base
  • 1981-12-29 — Sold for scrap to Padovani Shipyards, Campana, Argentina
DD547
DD 550 Capps*
  • 1941-6-12 — Laid Down, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1942-5-31 — Launched, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1943-6-23 — Commissioned
  • 1947-1-15 — Decommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1957-5-15 — Loaned to Spain
  • 1957-5-15 — Commissioned into Spanish Navy (Lepanto D-21)
  • 1972-10-1 — Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1983-12-12 — Major shipboard fire while anchored at Ferrol, Spain
  • 1985-12-31 — Decommissioned and sold for scrap by Spanish Navy
DD550
DD 551 David W. Taylor*
  • 1941-6-12 — Laid Down, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1943-7-4 — Launched, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1943-9-18 — Commissioned
  • 1946-8-17 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1957-5-15 — Loaned to Spain
  • 1957-5-23 — Commissioned into Spanish Navy (Almirante Ferrándiz 41/D-22) at San Francisco
  • 1972-10-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Spain
  • 1987-11-17 — Decommissioned by Spanish Navy at Ferrol, Spain, and sold for scrap
DD551
DD 552 Evans*
  • 1941-7-21 — Laid Down, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1942-10-4 — Launched, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1943-12-11 — Commissioned at Mobile, Alabama
  • 1945-5-11 — Damaged beyond repair by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa
  • 1945-8-17 — Repair work at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, halted
  • 1945-9-10 — Declared uneconomical to repair
  • 1945-11-7 — Decommissioned at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
  • 1945-11-28 — Stricken
  • 1947-2-11 — Sold for scrap to J.C. Beckwit & Co., San Francisco†
DD552
DD 553 John D. Henley*
  • 1941-7-21 — Laid Down, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1942-11-15 — Launched, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1944-2-2 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-30 — Decommissioned at San Diego, then moved to Bremerton, Washington
  • 1968-5-1 — Stricken
  • 1970-5-1 — Sold for scrap to Zidell Explorations Inc. of Portland, Oregon
DD553
DD 554 Franks
  • 1942-3-8 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1942-12-7 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-7-30 — Commissioned
  • 1946-5-31 — Decommissioned at San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1972-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1973-08-1 — Sold for scrap to Zidell Explorations Inc. of Portland, Oregon†
DD554
DD 555 Haggard
  • 1942-3-27 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-2-9 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-8-31 — Commissioned
  • 1945-4-29 — Damaged beyond repair by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa
  • 1945-11-1 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1945-11-16 — Stricken
  • 1946-3-3 — Scrapped at Norfolk Navy Yard
DD555
DD 556 Hailey
  • 1942-4-11 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-3-9 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-9-30 — Commissioned
  • 1946-1-27 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-4-27 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1960-11-3 — Decommissioned at Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1961-7-20 — Loaned to Brazil
  • 1961-7-20 — Commissioned into Brazilian Navy (CT Pernambuco D-30) at Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia
  • 1973-8-1 — Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1982-4-4 — Decommissioned by Brazilian Navy
  • 1982 — Sold by Brazil and scrapped
  • 1987-2-11 — Surviving 5-inch (127mm) gun and mount dedicated as monument at Rio de Janeiro naval base
DD556
DD 557 Johnston
  • 1942-5-6 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-3-25 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-10-27 — Commissioned
  • 1944-10-25 — War Loss; sunk by Japanese warships off Samar, Philippines
DD557
DD 558 Laws
  • 1942-5-19 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-4-22 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-11-18 — Commissioned
  • 1946-12-10 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-11-2 — Recommissioned at Long Beach Naval Shipyard, California
  • 1964-3-30 — Decommissioned at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
  • 1973-4-15 — Stricken
  • 1973-12-3 — Sold for scrap to American Ship Dismantlers of Portland, Oregon
  • 1973-12-28 — Transferred to American Ship Dismantlers for scrapping
DD558
DD 559 Longshaw
  • 1942-6-16 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-6-4 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-12-4 — Commissioned
  • 1945-5-14 — Grounded off Okinawa
  • 1945-5-18 — War Loss; destroyed by Japanese shore batteries while aground off Okinawa
DD559
DD 560 Morrison
  • 1942-6-30 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-7-4 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-12-18 — Commissioned
  • 1945-5-4 — War Loss; sunk by four Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa
  • 1957-7 — Wreckage donated to government of the Ryukyu Islands
DD560
DD 561 Prichett
  • 1942-7-20 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-7-31 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-1-15 — Commissioned
  • 1946-3-14 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-8-17 — Recommissioned
  • 1970-1-10 — Decommissioned at San Diego and stricken by U.S. Navy, then sold to Italy
  • 1970-1-17 — Commissioned into Italian Navy (Geniere D-555)
  • 1975 — Decommissioned and stricken by Italian Navy and sold for scrap
DD561
DD 562 Robinson
  • 1942-8-12 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-8-28 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-1-31 — Commissioned at Seattle
  • 1946-6-12 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-8-3 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1964-6-5 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1982-4-13 — Intentionally sunk by Los Angeles-class submarine Cincinnati 310 nautical miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico†
DD562
DD 563 Ross
  • 1942-9-7 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-9-18 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-2-21 — Commissioned
  • 1946-6-4 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-10-27 — Recommissioned
  • 1959-11-6 — Decommissioned at Beaumont, Texas, and moved to Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1978-1-26 — Intentionally sunk off Puerto Rico
DD563
DD 564 Rowe
  • 1942-12-7 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-9-30 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-3-13 — Commissioned
  • 1947-1-31 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-10-5 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1959-11-6 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1978-2-23 — Intentionally sunk off Puerto Rico
DD564
DD 565 Smalley
  • 1943-2-9 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-10-27 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-3-31 — Commissioned at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle, Washington
  • 1946-7-9 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-7-3 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1957-9-30 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia[565]
  • 1965-4-1 — Stricken
  • 1966-1-4 — Sold for scrap to Portsmouth Salvage Co. of Virginia†
DD565
DD 566 Stoddard
  • 1943-3-10 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-11-19 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-4-15 — Commissioned at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1946-7-8 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-3-9 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1969-9-26 — Decommissioned at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
  • 1975-6-1 — Stricken[566]
  • 1976-6-30 — Started service as target and test vessel at Pacific Missile Test Center, Point Mugu, California
  • 1997-7-22 — Towed 73 miles north-northwest of Kauai, Hawaii, and sunk with charges placed by a SEAL team
DD566
DD 567 Watts
  • 1943-3-26 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1943-12-31 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-4-29 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-12 — Decommissioned at Charleston Naval Shipyard, South Carolina
  • 1951-7-6 — Recommissioned
  • 1964-12-1 — Decommissioned at Bremerton, Washington
  • 1974-2-1 — Stricken
  • 1974-9-5 — Sold to General Metals Co. of Tacoma, Washington, for scrap
DD567
DD 568 Wren
  • 1943-4-24 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-1-29 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-5-20 — Commissioned
  • 1946-7-13 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-9-7 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1963-10-1 — Decommissioned
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1975-10-22 — Sold to North American Smelting Co. of Wilmington, Delaware, for scrap
DD568
DD 569 Aulick*
  • 1941-5-14 — Laid Down, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-3-2 — Launched, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-10-27 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-18 — Decommissioned
  • 1959-8-21 — Loaned to Greece
  • 1959-8-21 — Commissioned into Greek Navy (A/T Sfendoni [Α/Τ Σφενδονη] D-85) at Philadelphia
  • 1975-9-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Greece
  • 1992-10-25 — Decommissioned and stricken by Greek Navy; stored at Souda Bay, Crete
  • 1997 — Scrapped at Aliaga, Turkey
DD569
DD 570 Charles Ausburne*
  • 1941-5-14 — Laid Down, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-3-16 — Launched, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-11-24 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-18 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1960-4-12 — Loaned to West Germany
  • 1960-4-12 — Commissioned into West German Navy (Zerstörer-6 D-180)
  • 1967 — Rammed stern of West German frigate Karlsruhe at Bremerhaven; moderate bow damage
  • 1967-12-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to West Germany
  • 1967-12-15 — Decommissioned by West German Navy at Kiel
  • 1968-10-9 — Sold by VEBEG (Federal Disposal Sales and Marketing Agency) to Fa. Harmsdorf, Lübeck, West Germany
  • 1969 — Towed to Lübeck, West Germany
  • 1981-10 — Towed to Neustadt-in-Holstein, West Germany, and used for damage control training; then towed to Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Kiel and scrapped
DD570
DD 571 Claxton*
  • 1941-6-25 — Laid Down, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-4-1 — Launched, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-12-8 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-18 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1959-12-15 — Loaned West Germany
  • 1959-12-15 — Commissioned into West German Navy (Zerstörer-4 D-178) at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1974-10-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to West Germany
  • 1980-10-10 — Arrived at Salamis Naval Base, Greece
  • 1981-2-26 — Decommissioned by West German Navy at Salamis Naval Base, Greece
  • 1981-2-26 — Sold to Greece for spare parts by West Germany; stored at Crete
  • 1992-6 — Scrapped at Elevsis, Greece
DD571
DD 572 Dyson*
  • 1941-6-25 — Laid Down, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-4-15 — Launched, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-12-30 — Commissioned
  • 1947-3-31 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1960-2-17 — Loaned to West Germany
  • 1960-2-23 — Commissioned into West German Navy (Zerstörer-5 D-179) at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1974-10-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy
  • 1982-2-26 — Sold (Foreign Military Sales program) by U.S. Navy to West German Navy
  • 1982-2-26 — Decommissioned and stricken by West German Navy at Souda Bay, Crete
  • 1982-2-26 — Sold to Greece for spare parts by West Germany
  • 1992-6 — Scrapped at Elevsis, Greece
DD572
DD 573 Harrison*
  • 1941-6-25 — Laid Down, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-5-4 — Launched, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1943-1-25 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-1 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1965 — Moved to Philadelphia
  • 1968 — Moved to Orange, Texas
  • 1968-5-1 — Loaned to Mexico
  • 1968-5-1 — Commissioned into Mexican Navy (ARM Cuauhtémoc E-01)
  • 1970-8-19 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Mexico
  • 1982 — Decommissioned by Mexican Navy and dismantled
DD573
DD 574 John Rodgers*
  • 1941-6-25 — Laid Down, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-5-7 — Launched, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1943-2-9 — Commissioned
  • 1947-5-25 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1968-5-1 — Loaned to Mexico
  • 1968-5-1 — Commissioned into Mexican Navy (ARM Cuitláhuac E-02/E-01)
  • 1970-8-19 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Mexico
  • 2001-7-19 — Decommissioned from Mexican Navy; last Fletcher worldwide to be decommissioned from active service
  • 2005-12-7 — Donation agreement with Beauchamp Tower Corporation of Milton, Florida, for restoration as a museum
  • 2006-11-30 — President of Mexico formalized donation to Beauchamp Tower Corporation
  • 2006-12-30 — Towed to civilian wharf in Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, Mexico, from nearby Tenth Naval District base
  • 2010-7-15 — Declared abandoned; condemned as a hazard to navigation by the captain of the port of Lázaro Cárdenas and ordered to be scrapped[574]
  • 2010-9-6 — Scrapped at Reciclajes Ecologicos Maritimos, S.A de C.V. (ECOMAR), Lázaro Cárdenas
  • 2011-4 — Scrapping completed
DD574
DD 575 McKee*
  • 1942-3-2 — Laid Down, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-8-2 — Launched, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1943-3-31 — Commissioned
  • 1946-2-25 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1970-10-1 — Stricken and moved to Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Orange, Texas
  • 1974-1-2 — Sold for scrap to Southern Scrap Material Co. of New Orleans†
DD575
DD 576 Murray*
  • 1942-3-16 — Laid Down, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-8-16 — Launched, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1943-4-20 — Commissioned
  • 1946-3-27 — Decommissioned
  • 1951-1-2 — Reclassified DDE-576
  • 1951-10-16 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1962-6-20 — Reclassified DD-576
  • 1965-5-1 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1966-6-1 — Stricken
  • 1966-8-16 — Sold for scrap to Boston Metals Co. of Baltimore
DD576
DD 577 Sproston*
  • 1942-4-1 — Laid Down, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-8-31 — Launched, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1943-5-19 — Commissioned
  • 1946-1-18 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1950-9-15 — Recommissioned at San Diego as DDE-577
  • 1962 — Reclassified as DD-577
  • 1968-9-30 — Decommissioned
  • 1968-10-10 — Stricken
  • 1971-12-15 — Sold for scrap to Chou’s Iron & Steel Co. of Kaoshiung, Taiwan
DD577
DD 578 Wickes*
  • 1942-4-15 — Laid Down, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-9-13 — Launched, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1943-6-16 — Commissioned
  • 1945-12-20 — Decommissioned
  • 1972-11-1 — Stricken and authorized for use as target in Harpoon tests
  • 1974-4-8 — Intentionally sunk as target off California
DD578
DD 579 William D. Porter*
  • 1942-5-7 — Laid Down, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-9-27 — Launched, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1943-7-6 — Commissioned
  • 1945-6-10 — War Loss; sunk by Japanese Aichi D3A “Val” kamikaze dive bomber off Okinawa
  • 1945-7-11 — Stricken
DD579
DD 580 Young*
  • 1942-5-7 — Laid Down, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1942-10-15 — Launched, Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Texas
  • 1943-7-31 — Commissioned
  • 1946-3-31 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1968-5-1 — Stricken
  • 1970-3-6 — Intentionally sunk by naval gunfire 114 miles west-northwest of Virginia Beach†
DD580
DD 581 Charrette
  • 1942-2-20 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1942-6-3 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-5-18 — Commissioned
  • 1947-1-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1959-6-16 — Loaned to Greece
  • 1959-7-15 — Commissioned into Greek Navy (A/T Velos [Α/Τ Βελος] D-16) at Long Beach, California
  • 1973-5-23 — Mutiny at Fiumicino, Italy
  • 1973-6 (circa) — Returned to Greece under new crew
  • 1975-9-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Greece
  • 1991-2-26 — Decommissioned by Greek Navy
  • 1994 — Donated as museum ship
  • 2000-12-14 — Transferred to Salamis Naval Base, Greece, for restoration
  • 2002-6-26 — Museum (Park of Maritime Tradition in Faliron Bay, Greece, near Athens)[581]
DD581
DD 582 Conner
  • 1942-4-16 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1942-7-18 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-6-8 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-7-5 — Decommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1959-9-15 — Loaned to Greece
  • 1959-9-15 — Commissioned into Greek Navy (A/T Aspis [Α/Τ Ασπις] D-06) at Long Beach, California
  • 1975-9-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Greece
  • 1991-2-1 — Decommissioned and stricken by Greek Navy
  • 1997-5 — Scrapped at Perama, Greece
DD582
DD 583 Hall
  • 1942-4-16 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1942-7-18 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-7-6 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-12-10 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1960-2-9 — Loaned to Greece
  • 1960-2-9 — Commissioned into Greek Navy (A/T Lonchi [Α/Τ Λογχη] D-56) at Long Beach, California
  • 1975-9-1 — Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1990-10-1 — Decommissioned by Greek Navy
  • 1990-10-10 — Stricken by Greek Navy
  • 1997 — Scrapped at Aliaga, Turkey
DD583
DD 584 Halligan
  • 1942-11-9 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-3-19 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-8-19 — Commissioned, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1945-3-26 — War Loss; struck mine between Kerama Retto and Okinawa, then drifted aground on Tokashiki
  • 1945-4-28 — Stricken
  • 1957 — Hulk donated to government of Ryukyu Islands
DD584
DD 585 Haraden
  • 1942-11-9 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-3-19 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-9-16 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-7-2 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1972-11-1 — Stricken and authorized for use as target in Harpoon tests
  • 1973-11-1 — Intentionally sunk as target by Harpoon missile, probably off Southern California
DD585
DD 586 Newcomb
  • 1943-3-19 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-7-4 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-11-10 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1945-4-6 — Damaged beyond repair by five Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Iejima, near Okinawa
  • 1945-11-20 — Decommissioned
  • 1946-3-28 — Stricken
  • 1947-10-1 — Scrapped at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
DD586
DD 587 Bell
  • 1941-12-30 — Laid Down, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1942-6-24 — Launched, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1943-3-4 — Commissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1946-6-14 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1972-11-1 — Stricken and authorized for use as target in Harpoon tests
  • 1975-5-11 — Intentionally sunk as target off San Clemente Island, California
DD587
DD 588 Burns
  • 1942-5-9 — Laid Down, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1942-8-8 — Launched, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1943-4-3 — Commissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1946-6-25 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1972-11-1 — Stricken and authorized for use as target in Harpoon tests
  • 1976-6-29 — Intentionally sunk as target by Mk-71 8”/55 Major Caliber Lightweight Gun laser-guided fire from Forrest Sherman-class destroyer Hull about 2,000 yards off southern San Clemente Island, California[588]
DD588
DD 589 Izard
  • 1942-5-9 — Laid Down, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1942-8-8 — Launched, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1943-5-15 — Commissioned
  • 1946-5-31 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1968-5-1 — Stricken
  • 1970-4-2 — Sold for scrap to National Metal & Steel, Los Angeles
DD589
DD 590 Paul Hamilton
  • 1943-1-20 — Laid Down, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1943-4-7 — Launched, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1943-10-25 — Commissioned
  • 1945-9-24 — Decommissioned
  • 1968-5-1 — Stricken
  • 1970-4-2 — Sold for scrap to National Metal & Steel, Los Angeles
DD590
DD 591 Twiggs
  • 1943-1-20 — Laid Down, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1943-4-7 — Launched, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1943-11-4 — Commissioned
  • 1945-6-16 — War Loss; torpedoed and then hit by Japanese kamikaze airplane off Senaga Shima, near Okinawa
  • 1945-7-11 — Stricken
  • 1957 — Hulk donated to the government of the Ryukyu Islands
DD591
DD 592 Howorth*
  • 1941-11-26 — Laid Down, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1943-1-10 — Launched, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1944-4-3 — Commissioned at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1946-4-30 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1957-9-1 — Towed to Long Beach Naval Shipyard, California, and fitted with scientific instruments in preparation for use as target in nuclear weapons tests
  • 1958 — Used as target and contaminated by radioactivity during Operation Hardtack I underwater atomic bomb tests Wahoo and Umbrella near Enewetak Atoll
  • 1961-6-1 — Stricken
  • 1962-3-8 — Intentionally torpedoed off San Clemente Island, California[592]
DD592
DD 593 Killen*
  • 1941-11-26 — Laid Down, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1943-1-10 — Launched, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1944-5-4 — Commissioned at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1946-7-9 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1957-9-1 — Towed to Long Beach Naval Shipyard, California, and fitted with scientific instruments in preparation for use as target in nuclear weapons tests
  • 1958 — Used as target and contaminated by radioactivity during Operation Hardtack I underwater atomic bomb tests Wahoo and Umbrella near Enewetak Atoll
  • 1963-6-1 — Stricken; assigned to Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, as target vessel
  • 1975-4-15 — Sunk as a missile target in shallow waters at Bahía Salina del Sur, Vieques, Puerto Rico[593]
  • 1975-4-16 — Some parts reportedly salvaged by Andy International Inc. of Miami†
DD593
DD 594 Hart
  • 1943-8-10 — Laid Down, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1944-9-25 — Launched, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1944-11-4 — Commissioned at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1946-5-31 — Decommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1973-4-15 — Stricken
  • 1973-11-1 — Offered by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping
  • 1973-12-3 — Sold for scrap to Zidell Explorations Inc. of Portland, Oregon†
DD594
DD 595 Metcalf
  • 1943-8-10 — Laid Down, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1944-9-25 — Launched, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1944-11-18 — Commissioned at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1946-3-1 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1971-1-2 — Stricken
  • 1972-6-6 — Sold for scrap to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York City†
DD595
DD 596 Shields
  • 1943-8-10 — Laid Down, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1944-9-25 — Launched, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1945-2-8 — Commissioned at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1946-6-14 — Decommissioned
  • 1950-7-15 — Recommissioned
  • 1972-3 — Declared uneconomical to upgrade
  • 1972-7-1 — Decommissioned at San Diego and stricken by U.S. Navy; sold to Brazil
  • 1972-7-6 — Commissioned into Brazilian Navy (CT Maranhão D-33) at San Diego
  • 1990-6-15 — Sold for scrap by Brazilian Navy
  • 1990-7-6 — Decommissioned and stricken by Brazilian Navy
DD596
DD 597 Wiley
  • 1943-8-10 — Laid Down, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1944-9-25 — Launched, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1945-2-22 — Commissioned at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
  • 1946-8-9 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1968-5-1 — Stricken
  • 1970-4-2 — Sold to National Metal & Steel Corp. of Los Angeles for scrapping
DD597
DD 629 Abbot
  • 1942-9-21 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-2-17 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-4-23 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-5-21 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-2-26 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1965-3-26 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1975-7-31 — Sold for scrap to Boston Metals Co. of Baltimore
DD629
DD 630 Braine
  • 1942-10-12 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-3-7 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-5-11 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-7-26 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-4-6 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1971-4-7 — Declared surplus
  • 1971-8-10 — Sold to Argentina
  • 1971-8-17 — Decommissioned at Treasure Island, San Francisco, and stricken by U.S. Navy
  • 1971-8-17 — Commissioned into Argentine Navy (ARA Almirante Domecq García D-23) at Treasure Island, San Francisco
  • 1982-11-30 — Decommissioned and stricken by Argentine Navy at Puerto Belgrano Naval Base
  • 1983-5-4 — Transferred to Naval Operations Command as target ship
  • 1986-11-19 — Intentionally sunk during test of Exocet missiles and torpedoes by Argentine Navy, 120 miles south of Mar del Plata, Argentina
DD630
DD 631 Erben
  • 1942-10-28 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-3-21 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-5-28 — Commissioned
  • 1946-5-31 — Decommissioned
  • 1951-5-19 — Recommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1958-6-27 — Decommissioned
  • 1963-5-16 — Loaned to South Korea
  • 1963-5-16 — Commissioned into South Korean Navy (ROKS Chung Mu DD-911/DD-91)
  • 1975-6-2 — Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1983 — Decommissioned by South Korean Navy; used as stationary training ship
  • 1993 — Retired and presumed scrapped
DD631
DD 642 Hale
  • 1942-11-23 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-4-4 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-6-15 — Commissioned at Boston
  • 1947-1-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-3-24 — Recommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1960-7-30 — Decommissioned at Boston
  • 1961-1-23 — Loaned to Colombia
  • 1961-1-23 — Commissioned into Colombian Navy (Antioquia DD-01)
  • 1973-12-20 — Decommissioned and stricken by Colombian Navy
  • 1975-6-2 — Stricken by U.S. Navy
  • 1975-6-2 — Sold for scrap by Colombian Navy at Cartagena
DD642
DD 643 Sigourney
  • 1942-12-7 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-4-24 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-6-29 — Commissioned
  • 1946-3-20 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-9-7 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1960-5-1 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1975-7-31 — Sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping to Boston Metals Co. of Baltimore
DD643
DD 644 Stembel
  • 1942-12-21 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-5-8 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-7-16 — Commissioned
  • 1946-5-31 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-11-9 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1958-5-27 — Decommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1961-8-7 — Loaned (Military Assistance Program) to Argentina
  • 1961-8-7 — Commissioned into Argentine Navy (ARA Rosales D-22)
  • 1975-9-1 — Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1981-8-7 — Decommissioned and stricken by Argentine Navy at Puerto Belgrano Naval Base
  • 1981-12-29 — Sold for scrap to Padovani Shipyard, Campana, Argentina
  • 1982 — Scrapped
DD644
DD 649 Albert W. Grant
  • 1942-12-30 — Laid Down, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1943-5-29 — Launched, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1943-11-24 — Commissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1946-7-16 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1971-4-14 — Stricken
  • 1972-5-30 — Sold for scrap to Levin Metals Corp. of San Jose, California†
DD649
DD 650 Caperton
  • 1943-1-11 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-5-22 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-6-30 — Commissioned
  • 1946-7-6 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-4-27 — Recommissioned
  • 1960-4-27 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia; stored at Philadelphia Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken and transferred (probably to U.S. Maritime Administration)
  • 1975-1982 — Major parts, including four Mk-14 21-inch torpedo tubes, removed for Kidd restoration at Philadelphia
  • 1983 (circa) — Sunk as target off Puerto Rico
DD650
DD 651 Cogswell
  • 1943-2-1 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-6-5 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-8-17 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-30 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-6-7 — Recommissioned
  • 1969-10-1 — Decommissioned and stricken by U.S. Navy; sold and delivered to Turkey
  • 1970-10-6 — Commissioned into Turkish Navy (TCG İzmit D342)
  • 1980-8-15 — Decommissioned by Turkey
  • 1981 — Sold for scrap by Turkey
DD651
DD 652 Ingersoll
  • 1943-2-18 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-6-28 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-8-31 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-7-19 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-5-4 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1970-1-20 — Decommissioned at San Diego and stricken; used as target ship for Pacific Missile Range, Point Mugu, California†
  • 1974-5-19 — Intentionally sunk by gunfire 10 miles north of Santa Catalina Island, California
DD652
DD 653 Knapp
  • 1943-3-8 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-7-10 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-9-16 — Commissioned at Boston
  • 1946-7-5 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-5-3 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1957-3-4 — Decommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1972-3-6 — Stricken
  • 1973-8-27 — Sold for scrap to Zidell Explorations Inc. of Portland, Oregon; bridge and antiaircraft gun retained as exhibits at Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon
DD653
DD 654 Bearss
  • 1942-7-14 — Laid Down, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1943-7-25 — Launched, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1944-4-12 — Commissioned at Mobile, Alabama
  • 1947-1-31 — Decommissioned at Charleston Naval Shipyard, South Carolina
  • 1951-9-7 — Recommissioned Charleston Naval Shipyard, South Carolina
  • 1963-12-30 — Decommissioned at Portsmouth, Virginia; stored at Philadelphia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1976-4-14 — Sold to Union Metals & Alloys, New York City, for scrap
DD654
DD 655 John Hood
  • 1942-10-12 — Laid Down, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1943-10-25 — Launched, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1944-6-7 — Commissioned at Alabama State Docks, Mobile
  • 1946-7-3 — Decommissioned at Charleston Naval Shipyard, South Carolina
  • 1951-8-3 — Recommissioned at Charleston Naval Shipyard, South Carolina
  • 1964-6-30 — Decommissioned
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1975-11-1 — Offered for sale as scrap by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
  • 1976-4-12 — Sold to Luria Bros. & Co. of Philadelphia for scrap
DD655
DD 656 Van Valkenburgh
  • 1942-11-15 — Laid Down, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1943-12-19 — Launched, Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, Alabama
  • 1944-8-2 — Commissioned at Alabama State Docks, Mobile
  • 1946-4-15 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-3-8 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1954-2-26 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1967-2-28 — Loaned to Turkey and delivered
  • 1967-8-2 — Commissioned into Turkish Navy (TCG İzmir D341)
  • 1973-2-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy
  • 1973-2-15 — Ownership returned to United States; immediately sold (Foreign Military Sales program) to Turkey
  • 1986-7-25 — Decommissioned by Turkish Navy
  • 1987 — Sold for scrap by Turkey
DD656
DD 657 Charles J. Badger
  • 1942-9-24 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-4-3 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-7-23 — Commissioned
  • 1946-5-21 — Decommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1951-9-10 — Recommissioned
  • 1957-12-20 — Decommissioned at Boston Navy Yard; stored at South Boston Naval Annex
  • 1974-2-1 — Stricken
  • 1974-5-10 — Sold (Security Assistance Program) to Chile
  • 1974-5-10 — Acquired by Chilean Navy as barracks ship and for spare parts to maintain ex-Rooks and ex-Wadleigh. Later scrapped
DD657
DD 658 Colahan
  • 1942-10-24 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-5-3 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-8-23 — Commissioned
  • 1946-6-14 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1950-12-16 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1966-8-1 — Decommissioned and stricken
  • 1966-12-18 — Intentionally sunk by aircraft weapons 40 miles south of San Clemente Island, California
DD658
DD 659 Dashiell
  • 1942-10-1 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-2-6 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-3-20 — Commissioned
  • 1946-3-30 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-5-3 — Recommissioned
  • 1960-4-29 — Decommissioned
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1975-9-21 — Sold to North American Smelting of Wilmington, Delaware, for scrap
DD659
DD 660 Bullard
  • 1942-10-16 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-2-28 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-4-9 — Commissioned
  • 1946-12-20 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1972-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1973-12-3 — Sold for scrap to American Ship Dismantlers Inc. of Portland, Oregon
DD660
DD 661 Kidd
  • 1942-10-16 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-2-28 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-4-23 — Commissioned
  • 1946-12-10 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-3-28 — Recommissioned
  • 1964-6-19 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1974-12-2 — Donated as floating museum
  • 1982-5-32 — Arrived under tow at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1983-8-27 — Museum opened at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1986-1-14 — Designated National Historic Landmark
DD661
DD 662 Bennion
  • 1943-3-19 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-7-4 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-12-14 — Commissioned
  • 1946-6-20 — Decommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1971-4-15 — Stricken
  • 1973-5-30 — Sold to Levin Metals Corp. of Richmond, California, for scrap
DD662
DD 663 Heywood L. Edwards
  • 1943-7-4 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-10-6 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1944-1-26 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-7-1 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1959-3-10 — Loaned to Japan at Long Beach, California, and towed to Yokosuka
  • 1959-3-10 — Commissioned into Japanese Navy (JDS Ariake DD-183) at Long Beach, California
  • 1959-4-16 — Arrived under tow at Yokosuka, Japan
  • 1960-4-12 — Began service in Japanese Navy
  • 1974-3-9 — Decommissioned by Japanese Navy at Yokosuka
  • 1974-3-10 — Returned to the U.S. Navy in Japan; determined to be uneconomical to upgrade
  • 1974-3-18 — Stricken by U.S. Navy
  • 1976-8-21 — Sold for scrap to China Dismantled Vessel Trading Corp. of Taipei, Taiwan; dismantled in South Korea
DD663
DD 664 Richard P. Leary
  • 1943-7-4 — Laid Down, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1943-10-6 — Launched, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1944-2-23 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-12-10 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1959-3-10 — Loaned to Japan at Long Beach, California, and towed to Yokosuka
  • 1959-3-10 — Commissioned into Japanese Navy (JDS Yugure DD-184) at Long Beach, California
  • 1959-4-16 — Arrived Yokosuka, Japan, under tow
  • 1960-1 — Began service in Japanese Navy
  • 1974-3-9 — Decommissioned by Japanese Navy
  • 1974-3-10 — Returned to the U.S. Navy in Japan; determined to be uneconomical to upgrade
  • 1974-3-18 — Stricken by U.S. Navy
  • 1976 — Sold for scrap to China Dismantled Vessel Trading Corp. of Taipei, Taiwan; dismantled in South Korea
DD664
DD 665 Bryant
  • 1942-12-30 — Laid Down, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1943-5-29 — Launched, Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1943-12-4 — Commissioned at Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
  • 1945-4-16 — Struck and heavily damaged by kamikaze aircraft and bomb off Okinawa
  • 1945-9-20 — Declared unfit after failing sea trials off California
  • 1946-7-9 — Deactivated and placed in reserve, in commission, at San Diego
  • 1947-1-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1968-6-30 — Stricken
  • 1969-8-24 — Used as target off San Clemente Island, California
  • 1976-4 — Sold for scrapping to Luria Bros. & Co.
  • 1976-7 — Scrapped
DD665
DD 666 Black
  • 1942-11-14 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-3-28 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-5-21 — Commissioned at Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City
  • 1946-8-5 — Decommissioned at San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1951-7-18 — Recommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1969-9-21 — Decommissioned
  • 1969-9-26 — Stricken
  • 1971-2-17 — Sold for scrap to Chou’s Iron & Steel Co. of Kaoshiung, Taiwan
DD666
DD 667 Chauncey
  • 1942-11-14 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-3-28 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-5-31 — Commissioned
  • 1945-12-19 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1950-7-18 — Recommissioned
  • 1954-5-14 — Decommissioned
  • 1972-10-1 — Stricken
  • 1974-1-2 — Sold for scrap to Southern Scrap Material Co. of New Orleans
DD667
DD 668 Clarence K. Bronson
  • 1942-12-9 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-4-18 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-6-11 — Commissioned
  • 1946-7-16 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-6-7 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1960-6-29 — Decommissioned
  • 1967-1-14 — Loaned to Turkey and handed over
  • 1967-5-12 — Commissioned into Turkish Navy (TCG İstanbul D340)
  • 1973-2-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Turkey
  • 1986-7-25 — Decommissioned by Turkish Navy
  • 1987 — Stricken by Turkish Navy and sold for scrap
DD668
DD 669 Cotten
  • 1943-2-8 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-6-12 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-7-24 — Commissioned
  • 1946-7-15 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-7-3 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1960-5-2 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1975-7-31 — Sold for scrap to Consolidated Steel Co. of Brownsville, Texas
DD669
DD 670 Dortch
  • 1943-3-2 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-6-20 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-8-7 — Commissioned
  • 1946-7-19 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-5-4 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1957-12-13 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1961-8-16 — Loaned to Argentina
  • 1961-8-19 — Commissioned into Argentine Navy (ARA Espora D-21)
  • 1974-11 — Final Argentine Navy cruise; deactivated
  • 1975-9-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Argentina
  • 1977 — Decommissioned and stricken by Argentina; sold to Aranta S.A. (possibly in 1978) for scrap
  • 1979-2 — Delivered to Aranta S.A. for scrapping
DD670
DD 671 Gatling
  • 1943-3-3 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-6-20 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-8-19 — Commissioned at New York Navy Yard
  • 1946-7-16 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-6-4 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1960-5-2 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1977-2-22 — Sold to Union Minerals & Alloys of New York City for scrap
DD671
DD 672 Healy
  • 1943-3-4 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-7-4 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-9-3 — Commissioned at New York Navy Yard
  • 1946-7-11 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-8-3 — Recommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1958-3-11 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1976-4-12 — Sold to Luria Bros. & Co. of Philadelphia for scrap
DD672
DD 673 Hickox
  • 1943-3-12 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-7-4 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-9-10 — Commissioned
  • 1946-12-10 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-5-19 — Recommissioned
  • 1957-12-20 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1968-11-15 — Loaned to South Korea
  • 1968-11-15 — Commissioned into South Korean Navy (ROKS Pusan [sometimes spelled Busan] D-93/DD-913)
  • 1975-6-2 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to South Korea
  • 1989 — Decommissioned and stricken by South Korea; scrapped
DD673
DD 674 Hunt
  • 1943-3-31 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-8-1 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-9-22 — Commissioned at New York City
  • 1945-12-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-10-31 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1963-12-30 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1975-8-14 — Sold for scrap to Consolidated Steel Corporation of Brownsville, Texas†
DD674
DD 675 Lewis Hancock
  • 1943-3-31 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-8-1 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-9-29 — Commissioned
  • 1946-1-10 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-5-19 — Recommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1957-12-18 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1967-8-1 — Loaned to Brazil
  • 1967-8-2 — Commissioned into Brazilian Navy (CT Piauí D-31)
  • 1973-3-15 — Stricken by U.S. Navy
  • 1973-4-11 — Sold to Brazil by U.S. Navy
  • 1989-6-2 — Decommissioned at Rio de Janeiro Naval Base and stricken by Brazilian Navy; reported scrapped
DD675
DD 676 Marshall
  • 1943-4-19 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-8-29 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-10-16 — Commissioned
  • 1945-12-1 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-4-27 — Recommissioned
  • 1969-7-19 — Decommissioned and Stricken
  • 1970-7 — Sold to Zidell Explorations of Portland, Oregon, for scrap
DD676
DD 677 McDermut
  • 1943-6-14 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-10-17 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-11-19 — Commissioned
  • 1947-1-15 — Decommissioned
  • 1950-12-29 — Recommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1963-9-21 — Collided with Fletcher-class destroyer Gregory off Southern California; both ships declared uneconomical to repair
  • 1963-12-16 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1965-4-1 — Stricken
  • 1966-1-4 — Sold to National Metal & Steel Corp. of Terminal Island, Los Angeles, for scrap
DD677
DD 678 McGowan
  • 1943-6-30 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-11-14 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-12-20 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-30 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-7-6 — Recommissioned at Los Angeles Naval Base
  • 1960-11-30 — Decommissioned by U.S. Navy at Barcelona and loaned to Spain
  • 1960-12-1 — Commissioned into Spanish Navy (Jorge Juan 45/D-25) at Barcelona
  • 1972-10-1 — Sold (Foreign Military Sales program) by U.S. Navy
  • 1988-11-15 — Decommissioned and stricken by Spanish Navy, then sold for scrap
DD678
DD 679 McNair
  • 1943-6-30 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-11-14 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-12-30 — Commissioned
  • 1946-5-28 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-7-6 — Recommissioned at Los Angeles Naval Base
  • 1963-12-30 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1976-6-10 — Sold to Ship’s Inc. of Camden, New Jersey, for scrap
DD679
DD 680 Melvin
  • 1943-7-6 — Laid Down, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-10-17 — Launched, Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey
  • 1943-11-24 — Commissioned
  • 1946-5-31 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-2-26 — Recommissioned
  • 1954-1-13 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1960 — Moved to Philadelphia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1975-8-14 — Sold to Trebor Marine Corp. of Camden, New Jersey, for scrap
DD680
DD 681 Hopewell
  • 1942-10-29 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-5-2 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-9-30 — Commissioned at Terminal Island, Los Angeles
  • 1947-1-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-3-28 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1970-1-2 — Decommissioned and stricken
  • 1972-2-11 — Intentionally sunk off west coast of San Clemente Island, California, by Walleye missile†
DD681
DD 682 Porterfield
  • 1942-12-12 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-6-12 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-10-30 — Commissioned at San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1945-11-1 — Decommissioned at San Diego and moved to Long Beach, California
  • 1951-4-27 — Recommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1969-11-7 — Decommissioned
  • 1975-3-1 — Stricken
  • 1976 — Designated for use as target
  • 1982-7-18 — Intentionally sunk as target off California by Tomahawk cruise missile fired from the Sturgeon-class submarine Guitarro
DD682
DD 683 Stockham
  • 1942-12-19 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-6-25 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1944-2-11 — Commissioned
  • 1946-12-1 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-11-14 — Recommissioned
  • 1957-9-2 — Decommissioned
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1977-2-17 — Intentionally sunk as target off Puerto Rico
DD683
DD 684 Wedderburn
  • 1943-1-10 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1943-8-1 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Francisco
  • 1944-3-9 — Commissioned at San Francisco
  • 1946-3-1 — Decommissioned
  • 1950-11-21 — Recommissioned
  • 1969-10-1 — Decommissioned at San Diego and stricken
  • 1972-1-26 — Sold for scrap to Chou’s Iron & Steel Co. of Kaoshiung, Taiwan
DD684
DD 685 Picking
  • 1942-11-24 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-6-1 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-9-21 — Commissioned
  • 1945-12-20 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-1-26 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1952-11-16 — Collided with Fletcher-class destroyer Porter in dense fog off Virginia; slight damage[685]
  • 1969-9-6 — Decommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1975-3-1 — Stricken
  • 1997-2-27 — Used as gunnery target and scuttled 140 miles west of Ensenada, Mexico
DD685
DD 686 Halsey Powell
  • 1943-2-3 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-6-30 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-10-25 — Commissioned at Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City
  • 1946-12-10 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-4-27 — Recommissioned
  • 1968-4-27 — Decommissioned at Long Beach, California, by U.S. Navy and loaned to South Korea
  • 1968-4-27 — Commissioned into South Korean Navy (ROKS Seoul DD-92/DD-912) at Long Beach, California
  • 1975-6-2 — Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1982-1-15 — Decommissioned by South Korean Navy, stricken and scrapped
DD686
DD 687 Uhlmann
  • 1943-3-6 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-7-30 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-11-22 — Commissioned at Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • 1946-6-14 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1950-5-23 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1971-11-24 — Declared unfit for service; oldest destroyer in the U.S. Navy
  • 1972-7-15 — Decommissioned at Naval Reserve Center Pier, Tacoma, Washington, and stricken; stored at Bremerton, Washington[687]
  • 1974-4-9 — Sold for scrap to Zidell Explorations of Portland, Oregon†
DD687
DD 688 Remey
  • 1943-3-22 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-7-25 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-9-30 — Commissioned
  • 1946-12-10 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-11-14 — Recommissioned
  • 1963-12-30 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1976-6-10 — Sold for scrap to Ships Inc. of Camden, New Jersey†
DD688
DD 689 Wadleigh
  • 1943-4-5 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-8-7 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-10-19 — Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard
  • 1946-6-20 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-10-3 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1962-6-28 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1962-7-26 — Loaned to Chile
  • 1962-7-26 — Commissioned into Chilean Navy (Blanco Encalada D-14)
  • 1975-9-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Chile
  • 1982-4-19 — Decommissioned by Chilean Navy and then used as barracks ship
  • 1982-6-8 — Authorized by Chilean Navy for disposal
  • 1991-9-28 — Sunk off southern Chile by Harpoon missile launched from the U.S. Spruance-class destroyer O’bannon during Operation Unitas XXXII exercise
DD689
DD 690 Norman Scott
  • 1943-4-26 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-8-28 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-11-5 — Commissioned at Boston
  • 1944-7-24 — Heavily damaged off Tinian by shore gunfire
  • 1946-4-30 — Decommissioned
  • 1973-4-15 — Stricken
  • 1973-12-3 — Sold for scrap to American Ship Dismantlers Inc. of Portland, Oregon
DD690
DD 691 Mertz
  • 1943-5-10 — Laid Down, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-9-11 — Launched, Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 1943-11-19 — Commissioned at Boston
  • 1946-4-23 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-7-1 — Moved to Long Beach, California
  • 1959-1-1 — Moved to Stockton, California
  • 1970-10-1 — Stricken
  • 1971-12-16 — Sold for scrap to Chou’s Iron & Steel Co. of Kaoshiung, Taiwan
DD691
DD 792 Callaghan
  • 1943-2-21 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-8-1 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-11-27 — Commissioned
  • 1945-7-28 — War Loss; sunk by Japanese Kamikaze float biplane west of Kerama Retto, near Okinawa
DD792
DD 793 Cassin Young
  • 1943-3-18 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-9-12 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-12-31 — Commissioned at Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1946-5-28 — Decommissioned at San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1951-9-8 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1960-4-29 — Decommissioned at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia
  • 1974-12-1 — Stricken
  • 1974-12-2 — Loaned for use as Museum, Boston Navy Yard
DD793
DD 794 Irwin
  • 1943-5-2 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-10-31 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1944-2-14 — Commissioned
  • 1946-5-31 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-2-26 — Recommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1958-1-10 — Decommissioned
  • 1968-5-10 — Loaned to Brazil
  • 1968-5-10 — Commissioned into Brazilian Navy (CT Santa Catarina D-32) at Philadelphia
  • 1973-3-15 — Stricken and Sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1988-12-28 — Decommissioned by Brazilian Navy
  • 1989-8-31 — Used as Sea Skua missile target, but not sunk
  • 1990-3-20 — Intentionally sunk by gunfire about 80 miles south of Rio de Janeiro
DD794
DD 795 Preston
  • 1943-6-13 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1943-12-12 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, Los Angeles
  • 1944-3-20 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-24 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-1-26 — Recommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1969-11-15 — Decommissioned at Hunter’s Point, San Francisco, and stricken by U.S. Navy; sold and delivered to Turkey
  • 1970-10-6 — Commissioned into Turkish Navy (TCG İçel D344)
  • 1980-8-15 — Decommissioned and Stricken by Turkish Navy, then scrapped
  • 1981 — Stricken by Turkish Navy, then scrapped
DD795
DD 796 Benham
  • 1943-4-3 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-8-30 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-12-20 — Commissioned
  • 1946-10-18 — Decommissioned
  • 1951-3-24 — Recommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1960-12-15 — Decommissioned at Boston by U.S. Navy and loaned to Peru
  • 1960-12-15 — Commissioned into Peruvian Navy (BAP Villar DD-71) at Boston
  • 1974-1-15 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Peru
  • 1980-4-21 — Approved for decommissioning by Peruvian Navy
  • 1980-5-13 — Decommissioned and stricken by Peruvian Navy
  • 1980-5-28 — Stripped of spare parts
  • 1980 — Used as target during Exocet SS38 missile test fired by BAP Ferre, but not sunk
  • 1980 — Sold for scrap by Peru
DD796
DD 797 Cushing
  • 1943-5-3 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-9-30 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1944-1-17 — Commissioned
  • 1947-2-3 — Decommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1951-8-17 — Recommissioned at Long Beach, California
  • 1960-11-8 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1961-7-20 — Loaned to Brazil
  • 1961-7-20 — Commissioned into Brazilian Navy (CT Paraná D-29) at Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia
  • 1973-8-1 — Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1982-4-4 — Decommissioned and stricken by Brazilian Navy, then scrapped
DD797
DD 798 Monssen
  • 1943-6-1 — Laid Down, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1943-10-30 — Launched, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Staten Island, New York City
  • 1944-2-14 — Commissioned
  • 1946-4-30 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-10-31 — Recommissioned
  • 1957-9-1 — Decommissioned at Boston
  • 1962-3-6 — Tow line parted in storm en route to Philadelphia from Boston; grounded at Beach Haven Inlet, New Jersey
  • 1962-4 — Towed to Philadelphia, but found uneconomical to repair
  • 1963-2-1 — Stricken
  • 1963-10-21 — Sold for scrap to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp. of New York City
DD798
DD 799 Jarvis
  • 1943-6-7 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-2-14 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-6-3 — Commissioned
  • 1946-6-29 — Decommissioned
  • 1951-2-8 — Recommissioned
  • 1960-10-24 — Decommissioned at Philadelphia
  • 1960-11-3 — Loaned to Spain
  • 1960-11-3 — Commissioned into Spanish Navy (Alcalá Galiano 44/D-24) at Philadelphia
  • 1972-10-1 — Stricken by U.S. Navy and sold to Spain
  • 1988-12-15 — Decommissioned and stricken by Spanish Navy, then scrapped
DD799
DD 800 Porter
  • 1943-7-6 — Laid Down, Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle
  • 1944-3-13 — Launched, Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle
  • 1944-6-24 — Commissioned
  • 1946-7-3 — Decommissioned at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1951-2-9 — Recommissioned
  • 1952-11-16 — Collided with Fletcher-class destroyer Picking in dense fog off Virginia[800]
  • 1953-8-10 — Decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1972-10-1 — Stricken
  • 1974-3-21 — Sold for scrap
DD800
DD 801 Colhoun
  • 1943-8-3 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-4-10 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-7-8 — Commissioned
  • 1945-4-6 — War Loss; heavily damaged by several Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa and scuttled by gunfire from Cassin Young in the East China Sea, 20 miles northwest of Iheya Island near Okinawa
DD801
DD 802 Gregory
  • 1943-8-31 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Washington
  • 1944-5-8 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Washington
  • 1944-7-29 — Commissioned
  • 1947-1-15 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-4-27 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1963-9-21 — Collided with Fletcher-class destroyer McDermut off Southern California; both ships declared uneconomical to repair
  • 1964-2-1 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1966-5-1 — Stricken
  • 1966-5-20 — Used as stationary training ship Indoctrinator in San Diego
  • 1971-1-8 — Removed from service in San Diego and designated for use as target off San Clemente Island, California
  • 1971-3-4 — Grounded on San Clemente Island, California, in storm
  • 1972 — Towed to west shore of San Clemente Island, California, and destroyed
DD802
DD 803 Little
  • 1943-9-13 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-5-22 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-8-19 — Commissioned at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1945-5-3 — War Loss; sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft 40 miles west of Kumejima, Okinawa
DD803
DD 804 Rooks
  • 1943-10-27 — Laid Down, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-6-6 — Launched, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle
  • 1944-9-2 — Commissioned at Todd Pacific Shipyard, Harbor Island, Seattle
  • 1946-6-11 — Decommissioned at San Diego
  • 1951-5-19 — Recommissioned at San Diego
  • 1962-7-26 — Loaned to Chile
  • 1962-7-28 — Decommissioned by U.S. Navy at Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1962-7-28 — Commissioned into Chilean Navy (Cochrane D-15)
  • 1975-9-1 — Stricken and sold by U.S. Navy
  • 1981 — Decommissioned
  • 1982-4-19 — Stricken by Chilean Navy
  • 1983 — Scrapped
DD804

Sources:
U.S. Naval War College database
Tin Can Sailors
U.S. Warships of World War II by Paul Silverstone
NavSource
Devrim Yaylalı, Unofficial Homepage of the Turkish Navy
GlobalSecurity.org
Fletcher painting courtesy of digitalnavy.com