Allied Warships

USS Damato (DD 871)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 871 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1943 
Laid down10 May 1945 
Launched21 Nov 1945 
Commissioned27 Apr 1946 
End service 

Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Transferred to Pakistan 30 September 1980 being renamed Tippu Sultan.
Tippu Sultan was stricken and scraped in 1995.


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Whitley, M. J.

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Friedman, Norman

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