Allied Warships

USS Charles J. Badger (DD 657)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 657 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Dec 1941 
Laid down24 Sep 1942 
Launched3 Apr 1943 
Commissioned23 Jul 1943 
End service 

Sold on 15 August 1966 Charles J. Badger was sold to Chile as a source of spare parts for other Fletcher Class ships operating in the navy of that country.


Commands listed for USS Charles J. Badger (DD 657)

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1T/Cdr. William Goodwin Cooper, USN23 Jul 194318 Apr 1944
2T/Cdr. John Henderson Cotten, USN18 Apr 194426 Aug 1945
3John Dandridge Henley Kane, Jr., USN26 Aug 194522 Sep 1945
4Lcmdr David Lombard Harris, USN22 Sep 194510 May 1946

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Notable events involving Charles J. Badger include:

9 Apr 1945
USS Charles J. Badger is damaged a depth charge dropped close aboard by a Japanese assault demolition boat off Okinawa in position 26°18'N, 127°39'E. The explosion knocked out the destroyers engines and caused heavy flooding.

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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