USS Converse (DD 509)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||23 Feb 1942|
|Launched||30 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||20 Nov 1942|
|End service||23 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 23 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Converse (DD 509)
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|1||T/Cdr. Dewitt Clinton Ellis Hamberger, USN||20 Nov 1942||Dec 1943|
|2||T/Lt.Cdr. Ellis Hole McDowell, USN||Dec 1943||20 Jan 1944 (1)|
|3||T/Cdr. John Barr Colwell, USN||20 Jan 1944||27 Sep 1944 (1)|
|4||T/Lt.Cdr. Ellis Hole McDowell, USN||27 Sep 1944||17 Aug 1946 (1)|
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