Allied Warships

USS Dortch (DD 670)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 670 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down2 Mar 1943 
Launched20 Jun 1943 
Commissioned7 Aug 1943 
End service13 Dec 1957 

Decommissioned 19 July 1946.
Recommissioned 4 May 1951.
Decommissioned 13 December 1957.
Stricken 1 September 1975.
Transferred to Argentina 16 August 1961 being renamed Espora.
Espora was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1977.


Commands listed for USS Dortch (DD 670)

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1Robert Cummings Young, USN7 Aug 19434 Oct 1944
2Richard Edwin Myers, USN4 Oct 194430 Apr 1945
3Paul Gress Adams, Jr., USN30 Apr 194530 Sep 1945
4Phillip L Williams, USNR30 Sep 194519 Jul 1946

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