Allied Warships

USS Franks (DD 554)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 554 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down8 Mar 1942 
Launched7 Dec 1942 
Commissioned30 Jul 1943 
End service31 May 1946 

Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Transferred to Brazil on 20 July 1961 being renamed Parana (D29).
Parana was stricken in 1982 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Franks (DD 554)

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1T/Cdr. Nicholas Adair Lidstone, USN30 Jul 194330 Jun 1944
2T/Lt.Cdr. David Richard Stephan, USN30 Jun 19442 Apr 1945
3Lt. Gerald Frederick Case, USN2 Apr 194522 Apr 1945
4Eugene Baker Henry, Jr., USN22 Apr 194531 May 1946

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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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