Allied Warships

USS Lewis Hancock (DD 675)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 675 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down31 Mar 1943 
Launched1 Aug 1943 
Commissioned29 Sep 1943 
End service18 Dec 1957 

Decommissioned 10 January 1946.
Recommissioned 19 May 1951.
Decommissioned 18 December 1957.
Stricken 15 March 1973.
Transferred to Brazil 2 August 1967 being renamed Piaui.
Piaui was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1989.


Commands listed for USS Lewis Hancock (DD 675)

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1Charles Huntington Lyman III, USN29 Sep 194314 Mar 1944
2William Marvin Searles, USN14 Mar 194415 May 1945
3Richard Edward Babb, USN15 May 194525 Oct 1945

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