Allied Warships

USS Stevens (DD 479)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 479 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered28 Jun 1940 
Laid down30 Dec 1941 
Launched24 Jun 1942 
Commissioned1 Feb 1943 
End service28 Sep 1946 

Decommissioned 28 September 1946.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 27 November 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Stevens (DD 479)

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1T/Cdr. Frank Haywood Ball, USN1 Feb 19438 Sep 1943
2T/Lt.Cdr. William Magnus Rakow, USN8 Sep 194313 Feb 1945
3T/Cdr. George Washington Pressey, USN13 Feb 194510 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Stevens include:

15 Jul 1943
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) conducted a full power trial off New York. During this trial run she was escorted by USS Stevens (Cdr. F.H. Ball, USN), USS Hudson (Cdr. W.R. Smedberg III, USN) and USS Ringgold (Cdr. T.F. Conley, Jr., USN).

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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