Allied Warships

USS Young (DD 580)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 580 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down7 May 1942 
Launched15 Oct 1942 
Commissioned31 Jul 1943 
End service31 Mar 1946 

Decommissioned 31 March 1946.
Stricken 1 May 1968.
Sunk as a target off the Virginia coast on 16 April 1970.


Commands listed for USS Young (DD 580)

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1Lt.Cdr. George Bernard Madden, USN31 Jul 194326 Aug 1944
2Donald Granville Dockum, USN26 Aug 194415 Nov 1945

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