Allied Warships

USS Keppler (DD 765)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 765 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down23 Apr 1944 
Launched24 Jun 1946 
Commissioned23 May 1947 
End service1 Jul 1972 

Reclassified as DDE-765 on 4 March 1950.
Reverted back to DD-765 on 30 June 1962.
Decommissioned and stricken 1 July 1972.
Transferred to Turkey 1 July 1972 being renamed Tinaztepe.
Tinaztepe was stricken and broken up in 1982.


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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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