Allied Warships

USS Colahan (DD 658)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 658 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Dec 1941 
Laid down24 Oct 1942 
Launched3 May 1943 
Commissioned23 Aug 1943 
End service1 Aug 1966 

Decommissioned 14 June 1946.
Recommissioned 16 December 1950.
Decommissioned 1 August 1966.
Stricken 1 August 1966.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California 18 December 1966.


Commands listed for USS Colahan (DD 658)

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1Donald Taylor Wilber, USN23 Aug 194330 Jan 1945
2Martin Adam Shellabarger, USN30 Jan 194530 Jun 1945
3Frank Dolan Whalen, USN30 Jun 194514 Jun 1946

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