Allied Warships

USS Twiggs (ii) (DD 591)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 591 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down20 Jan 1943 
Launched7 Apr 1943 
Commissioned4 Nov 1943 
Lost16 Jun 1945 
Loss position26° 08'N, 127° 35'E
History

Sunk by Japanese aircraft off the southern end of Okinawa in position 26º08'N, 127º35'E, 193 of her crew were lost with the ship.

 

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1Lcmdr John Benjamin Fellows, Jr., USN4 Nov 19436 Apr 1944
2George Philip, Jr., USN6 Apr 194416 Jun 1945 (+)

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