Allied Warships

USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DD 713)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 713 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down21 Sep 1944 
Launched17 Jun 1945 
Commissioned31 Jul 1945 
End service20 Jan 1970 

Reclassified as DDR-713 on 9 April 1953.
Reverted back to DD-713 on 1 January 1969.
Decommissioned 20 January 1970.
Stricken 1 February 1974.
Transferred to Iran 13 January 1975 and cannibalized for spare parts.


Commands listed for USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DD 713)

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1T/Cdr. Gilbert Haven Richards, Jr., USN31 Jul 194512 Aug 1946 (1)

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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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