Allied Warships

USS McClelland (DE 750)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 750 
Built byWestern Pipe & Steel Co. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Nov 1942 
Laid down21 Jul 1943 
Launched28 Nov 1943 
Commissioned19 Sep 1944 
End service12 Sep 1960 

Decommissioned 15 May 1946.
Recommissioned 15 July 1950.
Decommissioned 12 September 1960.
Stricken 1 August 1972.
Sold 1 November 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS McClelland (DE 750)

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1Glendon Dean Williams, USN19 Sep 1944

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Notable events involving McClelland include:

8 Jan 1945
USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Doherty (Lt. W.J. O'Brien, USNR), USS McClelland (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Williams, USN) and USS Dionne (Lt.Cdr. H.E. Love, Jr., USNR).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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