Allied Warships

USS Stephen Potter (DD 538)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 538 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down27 Oct 1942 
Launched28 Apr 1943 
Commissioned21 Oct 1943 
End service21 Apr 1958 
History

Decommissioned 21 September 1945.
Recommissioned 29 March 1951.
Decommissioned 21 April 1958.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 27 November 1973 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Stephen Potter (DD 538)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Charles Helmick Crichton, USN21 Oct 194321 May 1944
2Leonidas Walthall Pancoast, USN21 May 194428 Dec 1944
3George Read Muse, USN28 Dec 194421 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).

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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