Allied Warships

USS Killen (DD 593)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 593 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down26 Nov 1941 
Launched10 Jan 1943 
Commissioned4 May 1944 
End service9 Jul 1946 
History

Decommissioned 9 July 1946.
Stricken 1 June 1963.
Sold 15 April 1975 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Killen (DD 593)

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CommanderFromTo
1Howard Grant Corey, USN3 May 19443 Mar 1945
2Cmdr James Lardner Semmes, USN3 Mar 19459 Jul 1946

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