Allied Warships

USS Farenholt (DD 491)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 491 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down11 Dec 1940 
Launched11 Nov 1941 
Commissioned2 Apr 1942 
End service26 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 26 April 1946.
Stricken 1 June 1971.
Sold 22 November 1972 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Farenholt (DD 491)

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1Lt.Cdr. Eugene Trefethen Seaward, USN2 Apr 194217 Jul 1943
2T/Cdr. Alcorn Gustav Beckmann, USN17 Jul 19432 Feb 1944
3T/Cdr. Kenneth Sydney Shook, USN2 Feb 194416 Dec 1944
4Beriah Magoffin, 3rd, USN16 Dec 194429 Jan 1946

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Friedman, Norman

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