Allied Warships

USS Dortch (DD 670)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 670 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down2 Mar 1943 
Launched20 Jun 1943 
Commissioned7 Aug 1943 
End service13 Dec 1957 
History

Decommissioned 19 July 1946.
Recommissioned 4 May 1951.
Decommissioned 13 December 1957.
Stricken 1 September 1975.
Transferred to Argentina 16 August 1961 being renamed Espora.
Espora was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1977.

 

Commands listed for USS Dortch (DD 670)

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CommanderFromTo
1Robert Cummings Young, USN7 Aug 19434 Oct 1944
2Richard Edwin Myers, USN4 Oct 194430 Apr 1945
3Paul Gress Adams, Jr., USN30 Apr 194530 Sep 1945
4Phillip L Williams, USNR30 Sep 194519 Jul 1946

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Notable events involving Dortch 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.

28 Jul 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Hickox (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Wesson, USN), USS Dortch (Cdr. R.C. Young, USN), USS Hunt (Cdr. H.A. Knoertzer, USN) and USS Owen (Cdr. R.W. Wood, USN), with fuel.

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


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