USS Harrison (DD 573)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||25 Jun 1941|
|Launched||4 May 1942|
|Commissioned||25 Jan 1943|
|End service||1 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 1 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Harrison (DD 573)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Carl Malcolm Dalton, USN||25 Jan 1943||27 Apr 1944|
|2||T/Cdr. Walter Vincent Combs, Jr., USN||27 Apr 1944||Feb 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)
- ADM 53/118365 + ADM 53/118384
- 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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