Allied Warships

USS Rowe (DD 564)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 564 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down7 Dec 1942 
Launched30 Sep 1943 
Commissioned13 Mar 1944 
End service6 Nov 1959 

Decommissioned 31 January 1947.
Recommissioned 5 October 1951.
Decommissioned 6 November 1959.
Stricken 1 December 1974.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Puerto Rico 23 February 1978.


Commands listed for USS Rowe (DD 564)

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1T/Cdr. Andrew Lee Young, Jr., USN13 Mar 194419 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Rowe include:

6 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Melvin (Cdr. B.K. Atkins, USN), USS McGowan (Lt.Cdr. T.H.W. Conner, USN), USS Monssen (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Sanderson, USN) and USS Rowe (Cdr. A.L. Young, Jr., USN), with fuel.

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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