USS Laws (DD 558)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||19 May 1942|
|Launched||22 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||18 Nov 1943|
|End service||30 Mar 1964|
Decommissioned 10 December 1946.
Commands listed for USS Laws (DD 558)
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|1||T/Cdr. Lester Orin Wood, USN||18 Nov 1943||24 Sep 1945|
|2||Lcmdr Robert Edward Sinnott, USN||24 Sep 1945||10 Dec 1946|
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Notable events involving Laws include:
4 Aug 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Morrison (Cdr. W.H. Price, USN), USS The Sullivans (Cdr. K.M. Gentry, USN), USS Laws (Cdr. L.O. Wood, USN) and USS Miller (Cdr. T.H. Kobey, USN), with fuel.
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