Allied Warships

USS Mertz (DD 691)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 691 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Jul 1942 
Laid down10 May 1943 
Launched11 Sep 1943 
Commissioned19 Nov 1943 
End service23 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 23 April 1946.
Stricken 1 October 1970.
Sold 16 December 1971 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Mertz (DD 691)

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1William Sears Estabrook, Jr., USN19 Nov 194327 Jan 1945
2William Squire Maddox, USN27 Jan 194523 Apr 1946

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