Allied Warships

USS Mertz (DD 691)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 691 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Jul 1942 
Laid down10 May 1943 
Launched11 Sep 1943 
Commissioned19 Nov 1943 
End service23 Apr 1946 
History

Decommissioned 23 April 1946.
Stricken 1 October 1970.
Sold 16 December 1971 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Mertz (DD 691)

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CommanderFromTo
1William Sears Estabrook, Jr., USN19 Nov 194327 Jan 1945
2William Squire Maddox, USN27 Jan 194523 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Mertz include:


13 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off five of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Cushing (Lt.Cdr. W.D. Adams, USN), USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN), USS Wedderburn (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Clark, USN), USS Mertz (Cdr. W.S. Maddox, USN) and USS Smalley (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Cassidy, Jr., USN), with fuel.

19 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS McDermut (Cdr. C.B. Jennings, USN), USS Remey (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Balch, USN), USS Melvin (Cdr. B.K. Atkins, USN) and USS Mertz (Cdr. W.S. Maddox, 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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