Allied Warships

USS Harrison (DD 573)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 573 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down25 Jun 1941 
Launched4 May 1942 
Commissioned25 Jan 1943 
End service1 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 1 April 1946.
Stricken 19 August 1970.
Transferred to Mexico on 1 May 1968 being renamed Cuauhtemoc. Cuauhtemoc was stricken in 1982 and scraped.


Commands listed for USS Harrison (DD 573)

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1Lt.Cdr. Carl Malcolm Dalton, USN25 Jan 194327 Apr 1944
2T/Cdr. Walter Vincent Combs, Jr., USN27 Apr 1944Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Harrison include:

26 Jun 1943
The battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth (Capt. H.G. Norman, CBE, RN) and light cruiser HMS Phoebe (Capt. C.P. Frend, RN) departed Hampton Roads for Bermuda. They were escorted by the destroyer Harrison (T/Cdr. C.M. Dalton, USN) and the frigates HMS Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. L.T. Sly, RD, RNR) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN). (1)

28 Jun 1943
HMS Queen Elizabeth (Capt. H.G. Norman, CBE, RN), HMS Phoebe (Capt. C.P. Frend, RN), HMS Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. L.T. Sly, RD, RNR) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN) arrived at Bermuda from Hampton Roads.

Harrison (T/Cdr. C.M. Dalton, USN) did not enter and set course to proceed to Boston. (2)

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


  1. ADM 53/118365 + ADM 53/118384
  2. ADM 53/118365 + ADM 53/118384 + Deck log of USS Harrison for June 1943

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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