USS Wadleigh (DD 689)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||15 Jul 1942|
|Laid down||5 Apr 1943|
|Launched||7 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||19 Nov 1943|
|End service||28 Jun 1962|
Decommissioned in January 1947.
Commands listed for USS Wadleigh (DD 689)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Walter Coulter Winn, USN||19 Oct 1943||16 Feb 1945|
|2||T/Cdr. Robert Cameron Morton, USN||16 Feb 1945||20 Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Wadleigh include:
13 Dec 1943
Around 1715 hours USS Halsey Powell (Cdr. W.T. McGarry, USN), USS Marshall (Cdr. J.D. McKinney, USN), USS Wadleigh (Cdr. W.C. Winn, USN) took over the escort of USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) from USS Hall (Cdr. J.F. Delaney, Jr., USN), USS Halligan (Cdr. C.E. Cortner, USN) and USS Macomb (Cdr. J.C. South, USN) which were then detached.
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