Allied Warships

USS Dashiell (DD 659)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 659 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Dec 1941 
Laid down1 Oct 1942 
Launched6 Feb 1943 
Commissioned20 Mar 1943 
End service29 Apr 1960 

Decommissioned 30 March 1946.
Recommissioned 3 May 1951.
Decommissioned 29 April 1960.
Stricken 1 December 1974.
Sold 21 September 1975 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Dashiell (DD 659)

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1T/Cdr. John Boyd McLean, USN20 Mar 19439 Jan 1944
2T/Lt.Cdr. Eugene Alexander Barham, USN9 Jan 194424 Jul 1944
3Douglas Lee Lipscomb Cordinier, USN24 Jul 194429 Sep 1945 (1)
4John Edward Wicks, Jr., USN29 Sep 194530 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Dashiell include:

7 Jun 1943
HMS Queen Elizabeth (Cdr. R.C. Haskett-Smith, DSO, RN) conducted trials off Hampton Roads. She is escorted by the destroyers Spence (T/Cdr. H.J. Armstrong, Jr., USN) and Dashiell (T/Cdr. J.B. McLean, USN). (2)

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


  2. ADM 53/118384

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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