Allied Warships

USS Claxton (ii) (DD 571)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 571 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down25 Jun 1941 
Launched1 Apr 1942 
Commissioned8 Dec 1942 
End service18 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 18 April 1946.
Transferred to West Germany on 16 December 1959 being renamed Z-4.
Z-4 was Transferred to Greece in February 1981, she was cannibalized to provide spare parts.


Commands listed for USS Claxton (ii) (DD 571)

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1Herald Franklin Stout, USN8 Dec 19426 Jul 1944
2Miles Hunter Hubbard, USN6 Jul 194420 Nov 1944
3Lcmdr Maxim William Firth, USN20 Nov 194421 Sep 1945
4Lcmdr Kenneth George Robinson, USN21 Sep 194518 Apr 1946

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