Allied Warships

USS Davison (DD 618)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 618 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down26 Feb 1942 
Launched19 Jun 1942 
Commissioned11 Sep 1942 
End service24 Jun 1949 

Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-37 on 23 June 1945.
Decommissioned 24 June 1949.
Reverted back to DD-618 on 15 July 1955.
Stricken 15 January 1972.
Sold 27 August 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Davison (DD 618)

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1Lt.Cdr. Walter Coulter Winn, USN11 Sep 194210 Aug 1943
2T/Cdr. James Dahlman Collett, USN10 Aug 194311 Mar 1944
3T/Cdr. Ernest Leo Edward Ritson, USN11 Mar 194420 Jun 1945
4Lt.Cdr. Onofrio Frederick Salvia, USN20 Jun 194513 Jun 1946

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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