Allied Warships

USS Thorn (DD 647)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBristol 
PennantDD 647 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Feb 1941 
Laid down15 Nov 1942 
Launched28 Feb 1943 
Commissioned1 Apr 1943 
End service6 May 1946 
History

Decommissioned 6 May 1946.
Stricken 1 July 1971.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Florida 26 August 1974.

 

Commands listed for USS Thorn (DD 647)

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1T/Cdr. Edward Brumby, USN1 Apr 194331 May 1944 (1)
2Cdr. Frederick Henry Schneider, Jr., USN31 May 19446 May 1946 (1)

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