USS Walker (ii) (DD 517)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||31 Aug 1942|
|Launched||31 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||3 Apr 1943|
|End service||31 May 1946|
Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Walker (ii) (DD 517)
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|1||T/Cdr. Orville Francis Gregor, USN||3 Apr 1943||27 Jul 1943|
|2||T/Cdr. Harry Edson Townsend, USN||27 Jul 1943||5 Dec 1944|
|3||T/Cdr. Philip Decatur Quirk, USN||5 Dec 1944||31 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Walker (ii) 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).
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