Allied Warships

USS Sproston (DD 577)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 577 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down1 Apr 1942 
Launched31 Aug 1942 
Commissioned19 May 1943 
End service30 Sep 1968 

Decommissioned 18 January 1946.
Reclassified as DDE-577 on 26 March 1949.
Recommissioned 15 September 1950.
Reverted back to DD-577 on 30 June 1962.
Decommissioned 30 September 1968.
Stricken 1 October 1968.
Sold 15 December 1971 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Sproston (DD 577)

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1T/Cdr. Fred Russell Stickney, Jr., USN19 May 194314 Oct 1943
2T/Lt.Cdr. Michael Joseph Luosey, USN14 Oct 19436 Feb 1945
3T/Cdr. Robert John Esslinger, USN6 Feb 19452 Nov 1945
4Robert Duane Karl, USN2 Nov 194518 Jan 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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