USS Twining (DD 540)
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||20 Nov 1942|
|Launched||11 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||1 Dec 1943|
|End service||1 Jul 1971|
Decommissioned 14 June 1946.
Commands listed for USS Twining (DD 540)
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|1||Ellis Kerr Wakefield, USN||1 Dec 1943||27 Jan 1945|
|2||Cdr. Frank Voris List, USN||27 Jan 1945||8 Sep 1945|
|3||Cmdr Albert Francis Hollingsworth, USN||8 Sep 1945||14 Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Twining include:
7 Nov 1944
All ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Nantahala (Capt. P.M. Gunnell, USN) but not before she had fuelled the destroyers USS Twining (Cdr. E.K. Wakefield, USN) and USS Stockham (Cdr. E.P. Holmes, USN) herself.
18 Nov 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) fuelled the destroyers USS Twining (Cdr. E.K. Wakefield, USN), USS Hunt (Cdr. H.A. Knoertzer, USN), USS Stockham (Cdr. E.P. Holmes, USN) and USS Lewis Hancock (Cdr. W.M. Searles, USN).
4 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Cushing (Lt.Cdr. W.D. Adams, USN), USS Twining (Cdr. F.V. List, USN), USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN) and USS McGowan (Lt.Cdr. T.H.W. Conner, USN), with fuel.