Allied Warships

USS Stembel (DD 644)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 644 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down21 Dec 1942 
Launched8 May 1943 
Commissioned16 Jul 1943 
End service27 May 1958 

USS Stembel earned nine battle stars for World War Two service.

Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Recommissioned 9 November 1951.
Decommissioned 27 May 1958.
Transferred to Argentina 7 August 1961 being renamed Rosales.
Rosales was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1982.


Commands listed for USS Stembel (DD 644)

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1Thomas Henry Tonseth, USN16 Jun 1943Dec 1943
2William Leonard Tagg, USNDec 19432 Jan 1945
3Matthew Stelzner Schmidling, USN2 Jan 194531 May 1946

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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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