Allied Warships

USS Piedmont (AD 17)

Destroyer tender of the Dixie class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer tender
PennantAD 17 
Built byTampa Shipbuilding Co. Inc. (Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down1 Dec 1941 
Launched7 Dec 1942 
Commissioned5 Jan 1944 
End service30 Sep 1982 

Decommissioned on 30 September 1982
Leased to Turkey on 18 October 1982 being renamed Derya (A-576)
Purchased by Turkey and stricken by the USN on 6 August 1987
Decommissioned by the Turkish Navy in 1994


Commands listed for USS Piedmont (AD 17)

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1T/Cdr. Malcolm Douglas MacGregor, USN5 Jan 194417 Feb 1945
2T/Capt. Francis Leon Robbins, USN17 Feb 194516 Mar 1946

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