Allied Warships

USS Philip (ii) (DD 498)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 498 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down7 May 1942 
Launched13 Oct 1942 
Commissioned21 Nov 1942 
End service30 Sep 1968 
History

Decommissioned in January 1947.
Reclassified as DDE-498 on 26 March 1949.
Recommissioned 30 June 1950.
Reverted back to DD-498 on 30 June 1962.
Decommissioned 30 September 1968.
Stricken 1 October 1968.
Sold 15 December 1971.
Sank in a storm on her way to be scrapped 2 February 1972.

 

Commands listed for USS Philip (ii) (DD 498)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lcmdr Thomas Cameron Ragan, USN21 Nov 194224 Jul 1943
2Cdr. William Heald Groverman, Jr., USN24 Jul 194323 Jan 1944 (1)
3Cmdr James Boyd Rutter, Jr., USN23 Jan 19444 Aug 1945
4Cmdr Eugene Darrell Laminman, USN4 Aug 19451 Feb 1946

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