Allied Warships

USS Twining (DD 540)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 540 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down20 Nov 1942 
Launched11 Jun 1943 
Commissioned1 Dec 1943 
End service1 Jul 1971 

Decommissioned 14 June 1946.
Recommissioned 10 June 1950.
Decommissioned 1 July 1971.
Transferred to Taiwan on 1 July 1971 being renamed Kwei Yang.
Kwei Yang was stricken on 16 July 1999.


Commands listed for USS Twining (DD 540)

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1Ellis Kerr Wakefield, USN1 Dec 194327 Jan 1945
2Cdr. Frank Voris List, USN27 Jan 19458 Sep 1945
3Cmdr Albert Francis Hollingsworth, USN8 Sep 194514 Jun 1946

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