Allied Warships

USS Stoddard (DD 566)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 566 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down10 Mar 1943 
Launched19 Nov 1943 
Commissioned15 Apr 1944 
End service26 Sep 1969 

Decommissioned 8 July 1946.
Recommissioned 9 March 1951
Decommissioned 26 September 1969.
Stricken 1 June 1975.
Served as a test platform for the Pacific Missile Range until 1992.
Sunk by Navy Seals NW of Hawaii on 22 July 1997.


Commands listed for USS Stoddard (DD 566)

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1Horace Meyers, USN15 Apr 194417 Dec 1944
2T/Cdr. George Paul Unmacht, USN17 Dec 194418 Feb 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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