USS Butler (DD 636)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||16 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||16 Sep 1941|
|Launched||12 Feb 1942|
|Commissioned||15 Aug 1942|
|End service||8 Nov 1945|
Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-29 on 15 November 1944.
Commands listed for USS Butler (DD 636)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Mitchell Dudley Matthews, USN||15 Aug 1942||17 Sep 1944|
|2||T/Cdr. Robert Messinger Hinckley, Jr., USN||17 Sep 1944||8 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Butler include:
16 Dec 1943
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with USS Butler (T/Cdr. M.D. Matthews, USN), USS Doran (T/Cdr. N.E. Smith, USN) and USS Gherardi (T/Cdr. N.R. Curtin, USN). (1)
- ADM 173/18094
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