Allied Warships

USS Stickell (DD 888)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 888 
Built byConsolidated Shipbuilding Corp. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1943 
Laid down5 Jan 1945 
Launched16 Jun 1945 
Commissioned31 Oct 1945 
End service1 Jul 1972 

Escorted carriers, landed Korean intelligence teams on hostile shores and carried out shore bombardment during Korean War. Served one tour in Vietneam War in 1966.

1 July 1972 Transferred to Greek Navy as Kanaris (D-212)Stricken in 1994. Removed 8 April 2002 from Suda Bay, Crete, towed to Turkey to be scrapped.


Commands listed for USS Stickell (DD 888)

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1T/Cdr. Francis Edward Fleck, Jr., USN31 Oct 194521 Jun 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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