USS Frazier (DD 607)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||16 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||5 Jul 1941|
|Launched||17 Mar 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Jul 1942|
|End service||14 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 14 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Frazier (DD 607)
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|1||Frank Virden, USN||30 Jul 1942||8 Jun 1943|
|2||Elliott Mitchell Brown, USN||8 Jun 1943||12 Apr 1944|
|3||Lcmdr Francis O`Connor Fletcher, Jr., USN||12 Apr 1944||13 Jan 1945|
|4||John Norton Rentfro, USN||13 Jan 1945||15 Apr 1946|
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Notable events involving Frazier include:
13 Jun 1943
15 miles East of Sirius Point, Kiska, Alaska USS Frazier sights two periscopes and opens fire on them. The Japanese submarine I-9 (offsite link) dives, but the Frazier hit the periscopes. The destroyer makes sonar contact and attacks with depth charges. Air bubbles, oil and debris rise to the surface, but the Frazier makes two more attacks to ensure that the submarine is sunk. The I-9 is lost with all hands in position 52°08'N, 177°38'E.