Allied Warships

USS Nelson (DD 623)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 623 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down7 May 1942 
Launched15 Sep 1942 
Commissioned26 Nov 1942 
End serviceJan 1947 

Decommissioned January in January 1947.
Stricken 1 March 1968.
Sold 18 July 1969 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Nelson (DD 623)

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1T/Cdr. Munro Marvin Riker, USN26 Nov 19423 Sep 1943
2T/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Dana McGrath, USN3 Sep 194316 May 1945
3Clark W Freeman, USNR16 May 19452 Oct 1945
4Scott Lothrop, USN2 Oct 19456 May 1946

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Whitley, M. J.

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Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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