Allied Warships

USS Newcomb (DD 586)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 586 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down19 Mar 1943 
Launched1 Jul 1943 
Commissioned10 Nov 1943 
End service20 Nov 1945 

Heavily damaged by 5 Japanese kamikaze aircraft on 6 April 1945 off Okinawa, 43 of her crew were lost and the Commanding officer Commander Ira Ellis Mcmillan was amongst those wounded.
Decommissioned 20 November 1945.
Stricken 28 March 1946.
Scraped in 1947.


Commands listed for USS Newcomb (DD 586)

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1T/Cdr. Lawrence Blanchard Cook, USN10 Nov 194320 Nov 1944
2T/Cdr. Ira Ellis McMillian, USN20 Nov 194430 Sep 1945

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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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