USS Capps (DD 550)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Gulf Shipbuilding Corp. (Chickasaw, Alabama, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||12 Jun 1941|
|Launched||31 May 1942|
|Commissioned||23 Jun 1943|
|End service||15 Jan 1947|
Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Commands listed for USS Capps (DD 550)
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|1||T/Cdr. Bruce Edward Scofield Trippensee, USN||23 Jun 1943||24 Oct 1944|
|2||T/Cdr. James Marshall Wood, USN||24 Oct 1944||6 Nov 1945|
|3||James W Robertson, USNR||6 Nov 1945||18 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Capps include:
23 Oct 1943
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Savage (Cdr. R.C. Gordon, DSO, RN), HMS Scourge (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN), HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill, RNorN) and USS Capps (Lt.Cdr. B.E.S. Trippensee, USN). (1)
- ADM 173/18313
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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