Allied Warships

USS Eaton (DD 510)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 510 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down17 Mar 1942 
Launched20 Sep 1942 
Commissioned4 Dec 1942 
End service 
History

Decommissioned 21 June 1946.
Reclassified as DDE-510 on 2 January 1951.
Recommissioned 11 December 1951.
Reverted back to DD-510 on 30 June 1962.
Stricken 2 July 1969.
Sunk as a target off Florida on 27 March 1970.

 

Commands listed for USS Eaton (DD 510)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Edward Louis Beck, USN4 Dec 19423 Sep 1943
2Edward Frank Jackson, USN3 Sep 194327 Mar 1944
3Fritz Gleim, Jr., USN27 Mar 194423 Dec 1944
4Chesford Brown, USN23 Dec 19445 Sep 1945
5James Louis May, USN5 Sep 194521 Jun 1946

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