Allied Warships

USS Boyd (DD 544)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 544 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down2 Apr 1942 
Launched29 Oct 1942 
Commissioned8 May 1943 
End service1 Oct 1969 

Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Recommissioned 24 November 1950.
Decommissioned and stricken on 1 October 1969.
Transferred to Turkey on 1 October 1969 being renamed Iskenderun.
Iskenderun was stricken and scrapped in 1981.


Commands listed for USS Boyd (DD 544)

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1Lt.Cdr. Ulysses Simpson Grant Sharp, Jr., USN8 May 194310 Nov 1944
2T/Cdr. Archibald Egerton Teall, USN10 Nov 1944

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Notable events involving Boyd include:

19 Jan 1945
USS Balao (Cdr. M.R. de Arellano, USN) ended her 7th war patrol at Guam. She was escorted in by USS Boyd.

At Guam she was refitted by Submarine Division 282 Relief crew and the USS Apollo. Refit was completed on 3 February 1945. Training was carried out during 8 to 19 February 1945.

Media links

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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