Allied Warships

USS McCalla (ii) (DD 488)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 488 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down15 Sep 1941 
Launched20 Mar 1942 
Commissioned27 May 1942 
End service17 May 1946 

Decommissioned 17 May 1946.
Stricken 7 June 1949.
Transferred to Turkey on 28 April 1949 being renamed Giresun.
Giresun was stricken and scraped in 1973.


Commands listed for USS McCalla (ii) (DD 488)

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1William Goodwin Cooper, USN27 May 194212 Apr 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Halford A Knoertzer, USN12 Apr 194317 Dec 1943
3Edward Kuykendall Jones, USN17 Dec 194312 Aug 1944
4Lt James Blaine Sweeny, Jr., USNR12 Aug 194413 Aug 1944
5Eli Vinock, USN13 Aug 194417 May 1946

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