USS Stevens (DD 479)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Charleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||28 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||30 Dec 1941|
|Launched||24 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||1 Feb 1943|
|End service||28 Sep 1946|
Decommissioned 28 September 1946.
Commands listed for USS Stevens (DD 479)
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|1||T/Cdr. Frank Haywood Ball, USN||1 Feb 1943||8 Sep 1943|
|2||William Magnus Rakow, USN||8 Sep 1943||13 Feb 1945|
|3||T/Cdr. George Washington Pressey, USN||13 Feb 1945||10 Mar 1946|
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Notable events involving Stevens include:
15 Jul 1943
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) conducted a full power trial off New York. During this trial run she was escorted by USS Stevens (Cdr. F.H. Ball, USN), USS Hudson (Cdr. W.R. Smedberg III, USN) and USS Ringgold (Cdr. T.F. Conley, Jr., USN).
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