Allied Warships

USS John D. Henley (DD 553)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 553 
Built byGulf Shipbuilding Corp. (Chickasaw, Alabama, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down21 Jul 1941 
Launched15 Nov 1942 
Commissioned2 Feb 1944 
End service30 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 30 April 1946.
Stricken 1 May 1968.
Sold in May 1970 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS John D. Henley (DD 553)

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1T/Cdr. Charles Hubert Smith, USN2 Feb 194430 Jun 1945
2T/Lt.Cdr. Simon Everett Ramey, USN30 Jun 194530 Apr 1946

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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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