Allied Warships

USS Stanly (DD 478)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 478 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered28 Jun 1940 
Laid down15 Sep 1941 
Launched2 May 1942 
Commissioned15 Oct 1942 
End service15 Jan 1947 

Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Stricken 1 December 1970.
Sold 16 December 1971 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Stanly (DD 478)

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1T/Cdr. James Marshall Robinson, USN15 Oct 19422 Dec 1942
2Lt. Ralph Jacob Baum, USN2 Dec 194212 Dec 1942
3T/Cdr. Robert William Cavenagh, USN12 Dec 19421 Jan 1944
4T/Lt.Cdr. John Benjamin Morland, USN1 Jan 194425 Mar 1945
5Lt.Cdr. Richard Shaw Harlan, USN25 Mar 1945

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Notable events involving Stanly include:

24 Jan 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises off Guantanamo Bay together with USS Claxton (Cdr. H.F. Stout, USN), USS Charles Ausburne (Lt.Cdr.L.K. Reynolds, USN) and USS Stanly (Cdr. R.W. Cavenagh, USN).

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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