Allied Warships

USS Gurke (DD 783)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 783 
Built byTodd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down14 Jul 1944 
Launched15 Feb 1945 
Commissioned12 May 1945 
End service 

Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 30 January 1976.
Transferred to Greece 17 March 1977 being renamed Tombazis.
Tombazis was stricken 12 January 1997.


Commands listed for USS Gurke (DD 783)

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1T/Cdr. Kenneth Loveland, USN12 May 194514 Jun 1946

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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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