Allied Warships

USS Burns (DD 588)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 588 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down9 May 1942 
Launched8 Aug 1942 
Commissioned3 Apr 1943 
End service25 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 25 June 1946.
Stricken 1 November 1972.
Sunk as a target 20 June 1974.


Commands listed for USS Burns (DD 588)

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1Donald Temple Eller, USN3 Apr 194329 Jul 1944
2Jacob Thompson Bullen, Jr., USN29 Jul 19444 Aug 1945
3Heydon Forbes Wells, USN4 Aug 1945

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