USS Gillespie (DD 609)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||16 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||16 Jun 1941|
|Launched||8 May 1942|
|Commissioned||18 Sep 1942|
|End service||17 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 17 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Gillespie (DD 609)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Chester Lee Clement, USN||18 Sep 1942||10 Jun 1943|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Southworth Fahy, USN||10 Jun 1943||6 Nov 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Ervin Clinton Ogle, USN||6 Nov 1944||17 Apr 1946|
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Notable events involving Gillespie include:
15 Jul 1943
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) conducted a full power trial off New York. During this trial run she was escorted by USS Stevens (Cdr. F.H. Ball, USN), USS Hudson (Cdr. W.R. Smedberg III, USN) and USS Ringgold (Cdr. T.F. Conley, Jr., USN).