Allied Warships

USS McNair (DD 679)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 679 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down30 Jun 1943 
Launched14 Nov 1943 
Commissioned30 Dec 1943 
End service30 Dec 1963 

Decommissioned 28 May 1946.
Recommissioned 6 July 1951.
Decommissioned 30 December 1963.
Stricken 1 December 1974.
Sold 10 June 1976 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS McNair (DD 679)

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1T/Cdr. Montgomery Lientz McCullough, Jr., USN30 Dec 194328 Apr 1945
2T/Cdr. Bruce Percy Ross, USN28 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving McNair include:

3 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off two of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS McNair (Cdr. B.P. Ross, USN) and USS Wadleigh (Cdr. R.C. Morton, 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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