Allied Warships

USS Evans (ii) (DD 552)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 552 
Built byGulf Shipbuilding Corp. (Chickasaw, Alabama, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down21 Jul 1941 
Launched4 Oct 1942 
Commissioned11 Dec 1943 
End service7 Nov 1945 

USS Evans was heavily damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft on 11 May 1945 while off Okinawa, 32 of her crew were lost.
Decommissioned 7 November 1945.
Stricken 28 November 1945.
Sold 11 February 1947 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Evans (ii) (DD 552)

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1Cmdr Floyd Charles Camp, USN11 Dec 19431 Nov 1944
2Bosquet Neil Wev, USN1 Nov 194412 Mar 1945
3Robert John Archer, USN12 Mar 194528 Aug 1945
4John Edward Pace, USN28 Aug 19457 Nov 1945

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