Allied Warships

USS Renshaw (DD 499)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 499 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down7 May 1942 
Launched13 Oct 1942 
Commissioned5 Dec 1942 
End service14 Feb 1970 

Decommissioned in February 1947.
Reclassified as DDE-499 on 26 March 1949.
Recommissioned in June 1950.
Reverted back to DD-499 30 June 1962.
Decommissioned and stricken 14 February 1970.
Sold in October 1970 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Renshaw (DD 499)

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1T/Cdr. Charles Frederick Chillingsworth, Jr., USN5 Dec 194210 Jul 1943
2T/Cdr. Jacob Aucker Lark, USN10 Jul 19435 Nov 1944
3T/Cdr. George Henry Cairnes, USN5 Nov 194421 Feb 1946

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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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