USS Metcalf (DD 595)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||10 Aug 1943|
|Launched||25 Sep 1944|
|Commissioned||18 Nov 1944|
|End service||Mar 1946|
Decommissioned in March 1946.
Commands listed for USS Metcalf (DD 595)
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|1||T/Cdr. David Louis Martineau, USN||18 Nov 1944||5 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Metcalf include:
27 Jun 1945
In the morning HrMs Tromp (A/Capt. F. Stam, RNN) bombarded Japanese shore guns off Balikpapan.
Later that day Tromp joined Task Force 74.1 which was made up of the Australian heavy cruiser HMAS Shropshire (Capt. C.A.G. Nichols, MVO, DSO, RN), the Australian light cruiser HMAS Hobart (Capt. R.S. Dowling, RAN), the Australian destroyer HMAS Arunta (Cdr. A.E. Buchanan, DSO, RAN) and the US destroyers USS Hart (Cdr. W.D. Coleman, USN) and USS Metcalf (Cdr. D.L. Martineau, USN). (1)
- Files 2.12.03.6855 and 188.8.131.52 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)