Allied Warships

USS Clarence K. Bronson (DD 668)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 668 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down9 Dec 1942 
Launched18 Apr 1943 
Commissioned11 Jun 1943 
End service29 Jun 1960 

Decommissioned 16 July 1946.
Recommissioned 7 June 1951.
Decommissioned 29 June 1960.
Transferred to Turkey 14 January 1967 being renamed Istanbul.
Istanbul was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1987.


Commands listed for USS Clarence K. Bronson (DD 668)

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1Cdr. William Schuetze Veeder, USN11 Jun 19433 Jan 1944
2Joseph Christopher McGoughran, USN3 Jan 19445 May 1944
3Gifford Scull, USN5 May 194416 Jul 1946

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