Allied Warships

USS Willard Keith (DD 775)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 775 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down5 Mar 1944 
Launched29 Aug 1944 
Commissioned27 Dec 1944 
End service 

Decommissioned and stricken 1 July 1972.
Transferred to Colombia 1 July 1972 being renamed Caldas.
Caldas was stricken and scraped in 1977.


Commands listed for USS Willard Keith (DD 775)

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1T/Cdr. Lewis Levi Snider, USN27 Dec 19442 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Willard Keith include:

21 Apr 1945
USS Willard Keith arrived at Pearl Harbor.

29 May 1945
USS Willard Keith arrived in the Okinawa area.

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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