Allied Warships

USS Collett (DD 730)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 730 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down11 Oct 1943 
Launched5 Mar 1944 
Commissioned16 May 1944 
End service18 Dec 1970 

Decommissioned 18 December 1970.
Stricken 1 February 1974.
Transferred to Argentina 4 June 1974 being renamed Piedra Buena.
Pierdra Buena was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1984.


Commands listed for USS Collett (DD 730)

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1T/Cdr. James Dahlman Collett, USN16 May 194417 Aug 1945
2T/Cdr. Charles Richard Herms, USN17 Aug 194514 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Collett include:

16 Oct 1944
USS Collett arrived at Pearl Harbor.

3 Nov 1944
USS Collett arrived at Ulithi to join the fleet.

12 Sep 1945
USS Collett enters Tokyo Bay.

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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