Allied Warships

USS Terry (DD 513)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 513 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down8 Jun 1942 
Launched22 Nov 1942 
Commissioned26 Jan 1943 
End service13 Aug 1946 

Decommissioned 13 August 1946.
Stricken 1 April 1974.
Sold to Peru on 26 July 1974 and cannibalized for spare parts.


Commands listed for USS Terry (DD 513)

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1T/Cdr. George Richardson Phelan, USN26 Jan 19433 Jan 1944
2T/Lt.Cdr. John Marshall Lee, USN3 Jan 194428 Nov 1944
3T/Cdr. William Brigham Moore, USN28 Nov 194420 Sep 1945
4Irving Doremus Dewey, USN20 Sep 194513 Aug 1946

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Notable events involving Terry include:

10 Jun 1943
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) conducted trials and exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with USS Texas (Capt. R. Pfaff, USN). They were escorted by USS Terry (Cdr. G.R. Phelan, USN), USS Walker (Cdr. O.F. Gregor, USN), USS Bulmer (Lt.Cdr. L.F. Volk, USN) and USS Barker (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Miller, USN).

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

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