Allied Warships

USS Richard E. Kraus (DD 849)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 849 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1943 
Laid down31 Jul 1945 
Launched2 Mar 1946 
Commissioned23 May 1946 
End service1 Jul 1976 

Decommissioned and stricken 1 July 1976.
Transferred to South Korea 23 February 1977 being renamed Kwang Ju (DD-922).
Kwang Ju was retired from the South Korean Navy 29 December 2000.


Commands listed for USS Richard E. Kraus (DD 849)

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1T/Cdr. Robert John Oliver, USN23 May 194612 Nov 1947

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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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