USS Fletcher (DD 445)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||2 Oct 1941|
|Launched||3 May 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Jun 1942|
Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Commands listed for USS Fletcher (DD 445)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Marchant Cole, USN||30 Jun 1942||11 Dec 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Frank Lesher Johnson, USN||11 Dec 1942||11 Apr 1943|
|3||Lt. John Gerard Hughes, USN||11 Apr 1943||19 Apr 1943|
|4||Cdr Robert Devore McGinnis, USN||19 Apr 1943||10 Feb 1944|
|5||Cdr. John Lee Foster, USN||10 Feb 1944||14 Mar 1945|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Robert Robinson Green, USN||14 Mar 1945||15 Jun 1946|
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Noteable events involving Fletcher include:
14 Feb 1945
Damaged by Shore batteries, there are 7 killed and 6 wounded amongst the crew.