Allied Warships

USS Laws (DD 558)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 558 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down19 May 1942 
Launched22 Apr 1943 
Commissioned18 Nov 1943 
End service30 Mar 1964 

Decommissioned 10 December 1946.
Recommissioned 2 November 1951.
Decommissioned 30 March 1964.
Stricken 15 April 1973.
Sold 3 December 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Laws (DD 558)

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1T/Cdr. Lester Orin Wood, USN18 Nov 194324 Sep 1945
2Lcmdr Robert Edward Sinnott, USN24 Sep 194510 Dec 1946

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Notable events involving Laws include:

4 Aug 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Morrison (Cdr. W.H. Price, USN), USS The Sullivans (Cdr. K.M. Gentry, USN), USS Laws (Cdr. L.O. Wood, USN) and USS Miller (Cdr. T.H. Kobey, USN), with fuel.

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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