Allied Warships

USS Thatcher (ii) (DD 514)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 514 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down20 Jun 1942 
Launched6 Dec 1942 
Commissioned10 Feb 1943 
End service18 Nov 1945 

Heavily damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft on 20 May 1945 while off Okinawa 14 killed and 53 wounded.
Decommissioned 18 November 1945.
Stricken 5 December 1945.
Sold for scrap on 23 January 1948.


Commands listed for USS Thatcher (ii) (DD 514)

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1Lt.Cdr. Leland Ralph Lampman, USN10 Feb 19434 Aug 1944
2Lt.Cdr. William Arthur Cockell, USN4 Aug 194410 Apr 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Charles Richardson Chandler, USN10 Apr 194518 Nov 1945

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Whitley, M. J.

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Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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