Allied Warships

USS Waller (DD 466)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 466 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down12 Feb 1942 
Launched15 Aug 1942 
Commissioned1 Oct 1942 
End service15 Jul 1969 

Decommissioned on 10 June 1946.
Reclassified as DDE-466 on 26 March 1949.
Recommissioned 5 July 1950.
Reverted back to DD- 466 on 30 June 1962.
Decommissioned 15 July 1969.
Stricken 15 July 1969.
Sunk as a target off Rhode Island 17 June 1970.


Commands listed for USS Waller (DD 466)

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1T/Cdr. Lawrence Hugh Frost, USN1 Oct 194229 Sep 1943
2T/Lt.Cdr. William Tenney Dutton, USN29 Sep 1943Sep 1944
3T/Cdr. Harry LeRoy Thompson, Jr., USNSep 194410 Jun 1946

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