Allied Warships

USS Norris (DD 859)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassGearing 
PennantDD 859 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1943 
Laid down29 Aug 1944 
Launched25 Feb 1945 
Commissioned9 Jun 1945 
End service4 Dec 1970 
History

Decommissioned on 4 December 1970.
Stricken 1 February 1974.
Transferred to Turkey 7 July 1974 being renamed Kocatepe.
Kocatepe was stricken and scraped in 1993.

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Commands listed for USS Norris (DD 859)

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1Cmdr Terrell Andrew Nisewaner, USN9 Jun 194517 Mar 1946

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