Allied Warships

USS Saufley (DD 465)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 465 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down27 Jan 1942 
Launched19 Jul 1942 
Commissioned29 Aug 1942 
End service29 Jan 1965 
History

Decommissioned 12 June 1946
Reclassified as DDE-465 on 26 March 1949.
Recommissioned 15 December 1949.
Reverted back to DD- 465 on 30 June 1962.
Decommissioned 29 January 1965.
Stricken 1 September 1966.
Sunk as a target off Key West, Florida on 20 February 1968.

 

Commands listed for USS Saufley (DD 465)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Bert Franklin Brown, USN29 Aug 19426 Dec 1943
2Dale Eugene Cochran, USN6 Dec 194312 Feb 1945
3Francis William Silk, USN12 Feb 194518 Apr 1946

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