Allied Warships

USS Picking (DD 685)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 685 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down24 Nov 1942 
Launched1 Jun 1943 
Commissioned21 Sep 1943 
End service4 Dec 1969 

Decommissioned 20 December 1945.
Recommissioned 26 January 1951.
Decommissioned 4 December 1969.
Stricken 1 March 1975.
Sunk as a target in June 1976.


Commands listed for USS Picking (DD 685)

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1T/Capt. Raymond Starr Lamb, USN21 Sep 194312 Aug 1944
2T/Cdr. Benedict Joseph Semmes, Jr., USN12 Aug 194415 Aug 1945
3T/Cdr. Charles Thomas Mauro, Jr., USN15 Aug 194520 Dec 1945

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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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