Allied Warships

USS Dyson (DD 572)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 572 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down25 Jun 1941 
Launched15 Apr 1942 
Commissioned30 Dec 1942 
End service31 Mar 1947 

Decommissioned 31 March 1947.
Transferred to West Germany on 23 February 1960 being renamed Z-5.
Z-5 was transferred to Greece in February 1982, she was cannibalized to provide spare parts.


Commands listed for USS Dyson (DD 572)

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1Cdr. Roy Alexander Gano, USN30 Dec 194212 Mar 1944 (1)
2James Dunnington Babb, USN12 Mar 194414 Sep 1944
3Cdr. Lawrence Ernest Ruff, USN14 Sep 194424 Sep 1945 (1)

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