Allied Warships

USS Frazier (DD 607)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 607 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down5 Jul 1941 
Launched17 Mar 1942 
Commissioned30 Jul 1942 
End service14 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 14 April 1946.
Stricken 1 July 1971.
Sold 6 October 1972 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Frazier (DD 607)

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1Lt.Cdr. Frank Virden, USN30 Jul 19428 Jun 1943
2T/Cdr. Elliott Mitchell Brown, USN8 Jun 194312 Apr 1944
3T/Cdr. Francis O`Connor Fletcher, Jr., USN12 Apr 194413 Jan 1945
4John Norton Rentfro, USN13 Jan 194515 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Frazier include:

13 Jun 1943
15 miles East of Sirius Point, Kiska, Alaska USS Frazier sights two periscopes and opens fire on them. The Japanese submarine I-9 (offsite link) dives, but the Frazier hit the periscopes. The destroyer makes sonar contact and attacks with depth charges. Air bubbles, oil and debris rise to the surface, but the Frazier makes two more attacks to ensure that the submarine is sunk. The I-9 is lost with all hands in position 52°08'N, 177°38'E.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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