Allied Warships

USS Kimberly (DD 521)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 521 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down22 May 1942 
Launched4 Feb 1943 
Commissioned22 May 1943 
End service16 Jan 1954 

Decommissioned 5 February 1947.
Recommissioned 8 February 1951.
Decommissioned 16 January 1954.
Transferred to Taiwan on 1 June 1967 being renamed An Yang.
An Yang was stricken on 16 August 1999.
Sunk on 14 October 2003 as a torpedo target by the submarine Hai Lung (SS-793).


Commands listed for USS Kimberly (DD 521)

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1Cdr. Harry W. Smith, USN22 May 194325 Oct 1944
2T/Cdr. James Dickson Whitfield, Jr., USN25 Oct 194410 Jan 1946

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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

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