Allied Warships

USS Rooks (DD 804)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 804 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered4 Aug 1942 
Laid down27 Oct 1943 
Launched6 Jun 1944 
Commissioned2 Sep 1944 
End service26 Jul 1962 

Decommissioned 11 June 1946.
Recommissioned 19 May 1951.
Decommissioned 26 July 1962.
Transferred to Chile 26 July 1962 being renamed Cochrane.
Cochrane was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1983.


Commands listed for USS Rooks (DD 804)

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1Lt.Cdr. Robert Ferree Martin, USN2 Sep 194416 Feb 1945
2T/Cdr. Joseph Aloysius McGoldrick, USN16 Feb 194511 Jun 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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