Allied Warships

USS Prichett (DD 561)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 561 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down20 Jul 1942 
Launched31 Jul 1943 
Commissioned15 Jan 1944 
End service10 Jan 1970 

Decommissioned 14 March 1946.
Recommissioned 17 August 1951.
Decommissioned and stricken 10 January 1970.
Transferred to Italy on 17 January 1970 being renamed Geniere.
Geniere was stricken and scraped in 1975.


Commands listed for USS Prichett (DD 561)

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1Cdr. Cecil Tilman Caulfield, USN15 Jan 194425 Oct 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Clarence Matheson Bowley, USN25 Oct 194420 May 1945
3John Frederick Miller, Jr., USN20 May 194514 Mar 1946

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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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