Allied Warships

USS Metcalf (DD 595)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 595 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down10 Aug 1943 
Launched25 Sep 1944 
Commissioned18 Nov 1944 
End serviceMar 1946 

Decommissioned in March 1946.
Stricken 2 January 1971.
Sold 6 June 1972 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Metcalf (DD 595)

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1T/Cdr. David Louis Martineau, USN18 Nov 19445 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)

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


  1. Files and (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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