USS Halsey Powell (DD 686)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||14 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||3 Feb 1943|
|Launched||30 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||25 Oct 1943|
Decommissioned 10 December 1946.
Commands listed for USS Halsey Powell (DD 686)
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|1||Lt Cdr William Thomas McGarry, USN||25 Oct 1943||6 Oct 1944|
|2||T/Cdr. Sidney Douglas Buxton Merrill, USN||6 Oct 1944||30 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Halsey Powell include:
13 Dec 1943
Around 1715 hours USS Halsey Powell (Cdr. W.T. McGarry, USN), USS Marshall (Cdr. J.D. McKinney, USN), USS Wadleigh (Cdr. W.C. Winn, USN) took over the escort of USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) from USS Hall (Cdr. J.F. Delaney, Jr., USN), USS Halligan (Cdr. C.E. Cortner, USN) and USS Macomb (Cdr. J.C. South, USN) which were then detached.
17 Oct 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) fuelled the destroyers, USS Halsey Powell (Cdr. S.D.B. Merrill, USN), USS Tingey (Cdr. J.O. Miner, USN), USS Lewis Hancock (Cdr. W.M. Searles, USN) and USS Hickox (Cdr. J.H. Wesson, USN).