Allied Warships

USS Fitch (DD 462)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 462 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down6 Jan 1941 
Launched14 Jun 1941 
Commissioned3 Feb 1942 
End service24 Feb 1956 

Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-25 November 15 1944. Decommissioned 24 February 1956.
Stricken 1 July 1971.
Sunk as target off Florida 15 November 1973.


Commands listed for USS Fitch (DD 462)

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1Lt.Cdr. Henry Crommelin, USN3 Feb 194228 Nov 1942
2T/Cdr. Kinloch Chafee Walpole, USN28 Nov 194210 Nov 1944
3T/Cdr. Ennis Walter Taylor, USN10 Nov 194423 Jun 1945
4Lt.Cdr. Robert Hampson Thomas, USNR23 Jun 1945

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