Allied Warships

USS Flusser (DD 368)

Destroyer of the Mahan class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 368 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down4 Jun 1934 
Launched28 Sep 1935 
Commissioned1 Oct 1936 
End service16 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned 16 December 1945
Stricken 7 April 1947
Sold 6 January 1948 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Flusser (DD 368)

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1Lt.Cdr. George Hetherington Lyttle, USN12 Jun 19392 Dec 1941 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. William Gordon Beecher, Jr., USN4 Dec 194118 Apr 1942 (1)
3Lt.Cdr. Lermond Horton Miller, USN18 Apr 1942Nov 1942
4T/Cdr. Josephus Amberg Robbins, USNNov 19425 Jan 1944 (1)
5T/Cdr. Theodore Robert Vogeley, USN5 Jan 194430 Dec 1944 (1)
6Kenneth George Robinson, USN30 Dec 194420 Aug 1945
7Felix Eugene DeGulian, Jr., USNR20 Aug 194512 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Flusser include:

4 Jul 1942
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.B. de Meester, RNN) departed Sydney as escort for convoy ZK 11 that was to proceed to Fremantle. Convoy ZK 11 was made up of the Australian liner Duntroon (10346 GRT, built 1935) and the Australian Armed Merchant Cruisers HMAS Manoora (A/Capt. J.M. Armstrong, RAN) and HMAS Westralia (A/Capt. (emergency) H.V. Hudson, OBE, RAN).

The American destroyer USS Flusser ( Lt.Cdr. L.H. Miller, USN) was also part of the escort until 0600/5 when she returned to Sydney as previously ordered. (2)

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


  2. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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