Allied Warships

USS Beale (DD 471)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 471 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down19 Dec 1941 
Launched24 Aug 1942 
Commissioned23 Dec 1942 
End service20 Sep 1968 

Decommissioned 11 April 1946.
Recommissioned and reclassified as DDE-471 on 2 January 1951.
Reverted back to DD-471 on 30 June 1962.
Decommissioned 20 September 1968.
Stricken 1 October 1968.
Sunk as target off the Virginia coast on 24 June 1969.


Commands listed for USS Beale (DD 471)

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1T/Cdr. Joe Brice Cochran, USN23 Dec 194210 Sep 1944
2T/Cdr. Doyle Murray Coffee, USN10 Sep 194419 Jun 1945
3Allen Bouldin Register, USN19 Jun 194511 Apr 1946

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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