Allied Warships

USS Irwin (DD 794)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 794 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down2 May 1943 
Launched31 Oct 1943 
Commissioned14 Feb 1944 
End service10 Jan 1958 
History

Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Recommissioned 26 February 1951.
Decommissioned 10 January 1958.
Stricken 15 March 1973.
Transferred to Brazil 10 May 1968 being renamed Santa Catarina.
Santa Catarina was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1978.

 

Commands listed for USS Irwin (DD 794)

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CommanderFromTo
1Daniel Byrd Miller, USN14 Feb 19443 May 1945
2Robert Bolling Kelly, USN3 May 194531 May 1946

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