Allied Warships

USS William W. Wood (DD 715)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 715 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down2 Nov 1944 
Launched29 Jul 1945 
Commissioned24 Nov 1945 
End service 

Reclassified as DDR-715 on 9 April 1953.
Reverted back to DD-715 on 1 July 1964.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 1 December 1976.
Sunk as a target in March 1983.


Commands listed for USS William W. Wood (DD 715)

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1T/Cdr. George Rees Wilson, USN24 Nov 1945

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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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