Allied Warships

USS Smalley (DD 565)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 565 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down9 Feb 1943 
Launched27 Oct 1943 
Commissioned31 Mar 1944 
End service30 Sep 1957 

Decommissioned in January 1947.
Recommissioned 3 July 1951.
Decommissioned 30 September 1957.
Stricken 1 April 1965.
Sold 4 January 1966 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Smalley (DD 565)

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1T/Cdr. Peter Harry Horn, USN31 Mar 19446 Mar 1945
2Herbert Arthur Cassidy, Jr., USN6 Mar 194510 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Smalley include:

13 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off five of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Cushing (Lt.Cdr. W.D. Adams, USN), USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN), USS Wedderburn (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Clark, USN), USS Mertz (Cdr. W.S. Maddox, USN) and USS Smalley (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Cassidy, 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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