Allied Warships

USS Basilone (DD 824)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassGearing 
PennantDD 824 
Built by 
Ordered14 Jun 1943 
Laid down7 Jul 1945 
Launched21 Dec 1945 
Commissioned26 Jul 1949 
End service 
History

Completed as DDE-824.
Reverted to DD-824 30 June 1962.
Decommissioned and stricken on 1 November 1977.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Florida 9 April 1982.

 

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