Allied Warships

USS Marshall (DD 676)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 676 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down19 Apr 1943 
Launched29 Aug 1943 
Commissioned16 Oct 1943 
End service 
History

Decommissioned 1n December 1945.
Recommissioned 27 April 1951.
Decommissioned in or before 1969.
Stricken 19 July 1969.
Sold in July 1970 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Marshall (DD 676)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Sinclair Best Wright, USN16 Oct 194314 Mar 1944
2Joseph Dwight McKinney, USN14 Mar 19449 May 1945
3Charles Holovak, USN9 May 194515 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Marshall include:


13 Dec 1943
Around 1715 hours USS Halsey Powell (Cdr. W.T. McGarry, USN), USS Marshall (Cdr. J.D. McKinney, USN), USS Wadleigh (Cdr. W.C. Winn, USN) took over the escort of USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) from USS Hall (Cdr. J.F. Delaney, Jr., USN), USS Halligan (Cdr. C.E. Cortner, USN) and USS Macomb (Cdr. J.C. South, USN) which were then detached.

23 Sep 1944
In the morning USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) fuelled three destroyers attached to the Task Group, USS Tingey (Cdr. J.O. Miner, USN), USS Stephen Potter (Cdr. L.W. Pancoast, USN) and USS Cushing (Cdr. L.F. Volk, USN).

In the evening Iowa herself fuelled from the USS Chikaskia (Lt.Cdr. G. Zimmerman, USNR).

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


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