USS La Vallette (DD 448)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||27 Nov 1941|
|Launched||21 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||12 Aug 1942|
|End service||16 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 16 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS La Vallette (DD 448)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Harry Havelock Henderson, USN||12 Aug 1942||19 Jun 1943|
|2||T/Cdr. Robert Lee Taylor, USN||19 Jun 1943||Mar 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Wells Thompson, USN||Mar 1944||Aug 1945|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Edward Isham Gibson, USN||Aug 1945|
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Notable events involving La Vallette include:
14 Feb 1945
In a mission of screening minesweepers in Manila Bay, USS La Vallette struck a mine in Mariveles Harbour, with the result of 6 killed and 23 wounded, causing extensive damage to the ship. (1)
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