Allied Warships

USS McCord (DD 534)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 534 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down17 Mar 1942 
Launched10 Jan 1943 
Commissioned19 Aug 1943 
End service9 Jun 1954 

Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Recommissioned 1 August 1951.
Decommissioned 9 June 1954.
Stricken 1 October 1972.
Sold 2 January 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS McCord (DD 534)

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1Cdr. William Talty Kenny, USN19 Aug 194326 Aug 1944
2Frederick Daniel Michael, USN26 Aug 194415 Jan 1947

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Notable events involving McCord include:

7 Jun 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off two of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Heerman (Cdr. A.T. Hathaway, USN) and USS McCord (Cdr. F.D. Michael, USN), with fuel.

1 Aug 1951
LCdr Edward Matthew Higgins assumed command on re-commissioning (1)

11 Aug 1953
Cdr Coulter assumed command relieving E M Higgins (1)

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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