Allied Warships

USS Wickes (ii) (DD 578)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 578 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down15 Apr 1942 
Launched13 Sep 1942 
Commissioned16 Jun 1943 
End service20 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned 20 December 1945.
Stricken 1 November 1972.
Sunk as a target 8 April 1974.


Commands listed for USS Wickes (ii) (DD 578)

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1T/Cdr. William Young Allen, Jr., USN16 Jun 194325 Jul 1944
2T/Lt.Cdr. James Barton Cresap, USN25 Jul 194420 Dec 1945

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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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