USS Stephen Potter (DD 538)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||27 Oct 1942|
|Launched||28 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||21 Oct 1943|
|End service||21 Apr 1958|
Decommissioned 21 September 1945.
Commands listed for USS Stephen Potter (DD 538)
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|1||Cdr. Charles Helmick Crichton, USN||21 Oct 1943||21 May 1944|
|2||Leonidas Walthall Pancoast, USN||21 May 1944||28 Dec 1944|
|3||George Read Muse, USN||28 Dec 1944||21 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Stephen Potter include:
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).