Allied Warships

USS Eugene A. Greene (DD 711)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassGearing 
PennantDD 711 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down17 Apr 1944 
Launched18 Mar 1945 
Commissioned8 Jun 1945 
End service31 Aug 1972 
History

Reclassified as DDR-711 on 18 July 1952.
Reverted back to DD-711 on 15 March 1963.
Decommissioned 31 August 1972 and loaned to Spain being renamed Churruca (D61).
Stricken 2 June 1975.
Sold to Spain 17 May 1978.
Churruca was stricken by Spain 15 September 1989.
Used for target practice and sunk by the Spanish Navy on 12 December 1991.

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1Lcmdr William Veazie Pratt, III, USN8 Jun 19456 Sep 1947

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