Allied Warships

USS John R. Craig (DD 885)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassGearing 
PennantDD 885 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1943 
Laid down17 Nov 1944 
Launched14 Apr 1945 
Commissioned20 Aug 1945 
End service 
History

Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 27 July 1979.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California 17 June 1980.

 

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1Cdr. Lester Cameron Cornwell, USN20 Aug 1945Apr 1946

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