Allied Warships

USS Saufley (DD 465)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 465 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down27 Jan 1942 
Launched19 Jul 1942 
Commissioned29 Aug 1942 
End service29 Jan 1965 

Decommissioned 12 June 1946
Reclassified as DDE-465 on 26 March 1949.
Recommissioned 15 December 1949.
Reverted back to DD- 465 on 30 June 1962.
Decommissioned 29 January 1965.
Stricken 1 September 1966.
Sunk as a target off Key West, Florida on 20 February 1968.


Commands listed for USS Saufley (DD 465)

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1T/Cdr. Bert Franklin Brown, USN29 Aug 19426 Dec 1943
2T/Lt.Cdr. Dale Eugene Cochran, USN6 Dec 194312 Feb 1945
3Francis William Silk, USN12 Feb 194518 Apr 1946

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