Allied Warships

USS Knapp (DD 653)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 653 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Dec 1941 
Laid down8 Mar 1943 
Launched10 Jul 1943 
Commissioned16 Sep 1943 
End service4 Mar 1957 

Decommissioned 5 July 1946.
Recommissioned 3 May 1951.
Decommissioned 4 March 1957.
Stricken 6 March 1972.
Sold 27 August 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Knapp (DD 653)

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1Lcmdr Frank Virden, USN16 Sep 194310 Jul 1944
2William Butler Brown, USN10 Jul 19445 Jul 1946

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