Allied Warships

USS Cotten (DD 669)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 669 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down8 Feb 1943 
Launched12 Jun 1943 
Commissioned24 Jul 1943 
End service2 May 1960 

Decommissioned 15 July 1946.
Recommissioned 3 July 1951.
Decommissioned 2 May 1960.
Stricken 1 December 1974.
Sold 31 July 1975 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Cotten (DD 669)

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1Frank Truman Sloat, USN24 Jul 194328 Aug 1944
2Phillip Wallace Winston, USN28 Aug 194418 May 1945
3Joseph David Linehan, USN18 May 194515 Jul 1946

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Notable events involving Cotten include:

25 Jul 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Cotten (Cdr. F.T. Sloat, USN), USS Ingersoll (Cdr. A.C. Veasey, USN), USS Dortch (Cdr. R.C. Young, USN) and USS Sterett (Lt.Cdr. F.J.L. Blouin, USN), with fuel.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

200,000 Miles Aboard the Destroyer Cotten

Robinson, C. Snelling

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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