Allied Warships

USS Leary (ii) (DD 879)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassGearing 
PennantDD 879 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1943 
Laid down11 Aug 1944 
Launched1 Jan 1945 
Commissioned7 May 1945 
End service31 Oct 1973 
History

Decommissioned 31 October 1973.
Loaned to Spain being renamed Langara (D64).
Stricken by the U.S.N. 2 June 1975.
Sold to Spain 17 May 1978.
Langara was stricken and scraped in 1992.

 

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1Cdr. Ernest Goodrich Campbell, USN7 May 194516 Jul 1946

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