USS Charles J. Badger (DD 657)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||15 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||24 Sep 1942|
|Launched||3 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Jul 1943|
Sold on 15 August 1966 Charles J. Badger was sold to Chile as a source of spare parts for other Fletcher Class ships operating in the navy of that country.
Commands listed for USS Charles J. Badger (DD 657)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Goodwin Cooper, USN||23 Jul 1943||18 Apr 1944|
|2||John Henderson Cotten, USN||18 Apr 1944||26 Aug 1945|
|3||John Dandridge Henley Kane, Jr., USN||26 Aug 1945||22 Sep 1945|
|4||Lcmdr David Lombard Harris, USN||22 Sep 1945||10 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Charles J. Badger include:
9 Apr 1945
USS Charles J. Badger is damaged a depth charge dropped close aboard by a Japanese assault demolition boat off Okinawa in position 26°18'N, 127°39'E. The explosion knocked out the destroyers engines and caused heavy flooding.