Allied Warships

USS Yarnall (ii) (DD 541)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 541 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down5 Dec 1942 
Launched25 Jul 1943 
Commissioned30 Dec 1943 
End service30 Sep 1958 

Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Recommissioned 31 August 1950.
Decommissioned 30 September 1958.
Stricken 25 January 1974.
Transferred to Taiwan on 10 June 1968 being Renamed Kun Yang. Kun Yang was stricken on 16 October 1999.


Commands listed for USS Yarnall (ii) (DD 541)

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1T/Capt. Benjamin Francis Tompkins, USN30 Dec 19438 Aug 1944
2Lt.Cdr. James Henry Hogg, USN8 Aug 194417 Dec 1944
3T/Cdr. James Beattie Denny, USN17 Dec 19445 May 1946

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Notable events involving Yarnall (ii) include:

8 Oct 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) fuelled the light cruiser USS San Diego (Capt. W.E.A. Mulen, USN) and two destroyers, USS Yarnall (Cdr. J.H. Hogg, USN) and USS Benham (Cdr. F.S. Keeler, USN).

Thereafter Iowa herself fuelled from the USS Neches (Cdr. H.G. Hansen, 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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